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The English-medium literacy instructional series support teaching and learning through years 1–8. They include:
Each series is designed for a specific stage in students’ learning, providing supports and challenges to scaffold their growing understandings and to prepare them for the next stage in their learning.
All series include student and teacher support materials, and many are accompanied by audio versions.
This site gives information on the individual series, provides links to the teacher support materials, and includes news of upcoming publications.
Ready to Read is the core instructional reading series designed to establish the foundations of literacy for students in years 1–3.
An instructional reading series primarily for year 3 students, the Junior Journal acts as a bridge to the School Journal by providing texts at the top end of the Ready to Read colour wheel while introducing students to the miscellany format of the School Journal. Each issue is aligned to level 2 of The New Zealand Curriculum.
An instructional series published in three levels, the School Journal supports literacy learning across the curriculum for students in years 4–8. Each issue of the School Journal is aligned to level 2, 3, or 4 of The New Zealand Curriculum.
This is a targeted series for students in years 5–6 and 7–8 who are reading 1–2 years below their expected level of achievement.
This targeted series in CD-ROM format supports students in years 5–6 and 7–8 whose literacy achievement is 2–3 years below their expected level.
This series is published in three parts aligned to curriculum levels 2, 3, and 4. It provides in-depth content in science, technology, and mathematics for students in years 4–8 and supports literacy learning in these areas.
Teacher support materials are also available for the mathematics series Figure It Out .
More information about the literacy instructional series is available in Issue 3 of The New Zealand Curriculum Update.
More information about reading year levels and the process of levelling texts for the instructional series is available in Issue 13 of the New Zealand Curriculum Update.
These resources are provided to all primary schools. Additional or replacement copies can be obtained from Down the Back of the Chair.