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Ministry of Education.

Reading

Professional Readings

Apprenticing Adolescents to Reading in Subject-Area Classrooms: How to teach reading in content areas (Phi Delta Kappan Journal). Years 9-13.

Think Aloud Protocols: Teaching Reading Processes to Young Bilingual Students: Research suggests that students learning to read need to be taught how to use specific strategies for understanding a text.

Useful texts for English language learners

Primary (print) | Primary (online) | Secondary (print)

These texts are suitable for English language learners in primary and secondary.

Primary (print)

Selections Series
This series of collected texts, audio, and teachers' notes has been developed for English language learners in years 7 to 13. They have been sent free to schools with students in years 7-13 who receive ESOL funding. All titles are accompanied by teachers' notes, and some have audio files too.

  • 2003 - Insects, Making It Happen
  • 2004 - The Gardener, No Skipper!, The Great Car Clean-out, Mum's Octopus, Maui and the Sun, Roxy, My Bike, The Water Boatman
  • 2005 - Animal Rescue, Coping with Crises
  • 2006 - Wibble Wobble, Albatross!, A Gift for Aunty Ngā, Undersea Gardens, Purr-fect!, Inside the Maize Maze, Duckling Palace, The Ant and the Grasshoppers, The Longest Scarf in the World
  • 2007 - Design in Action, Maths in Action
  • 2008 - Who's for Dinner?, Divers' Dream, Wind, What is a Bee?, Keeping the Past Alive, The Time Capsule

2009 - New Zealand at War:

Primary (online)

Secondary (print)

  • From there to here (PDF 2MB) : A collection of writing from young people who came to New Zealand from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Use these stories as models for writing by your students.
  • Selections Series
    This series of collected texts, audio, and teachers' notes has been developed for English language learners in years 7 to 13. They have been sent free to schools with students in years 7-13 who receive ESOL funding. All titles are accompanied by teachers' notes, and some have audio files too.
    • 2003 - InsectsMaking It Happen
    • 2004 - The Gardener, No Skipper!The Great Car Clean-outMum's OctopusMaui and the SunRoxyMy BikeThe Water Boatman
    • 2005 - Animal RescueCoping with Crises
    • 2006 - Wibble WobbleAlbatross!A Gift for Aunty NgāUndersea GardensPurr-fect!Inside the Maize MazeDuckling PalaceThe Ant and the GrasshoppersThe Longest Scarf in the World
    • 2007 - Design in ActionMaths in Action
    • 2008 - Who's for Dinner?Divers' DreamWindWhat is a Bee?Keeping the Past AliveThe Time Capsule
    • 2009 - New Zealand at War:
  • Choices Series: High-interest reading material, at around an 8- to 10-year-old reading level, for students in years 9 and 10. Includes teacher notes aimed at teachers of ESOL students (reprint available for schools with ESOL-funded international students)
    • 2006 Danger, Looking Cool, The Way Ahead
    • 2005 Drive, Up from the Ashes
    • 2004 Move It,Sounds Great
    • 2003 Branching Out, Getting the Message Across
    • 2002 Fear, Mountains
  • Electronic Storybooks: The electronic storybook CD-ROMs are published in two series - one series for years 7 to 10 students, and one series for years 5 to 6 students. Both series were developed for native speaking English students who are not proficient readers, but they are suitable for use with ESOL students. The latest electronic storybooks (Creepy and Other Stories, years 7-10) have interactive CD Roms with audio track designed for ESOL students.

Published on: 09 Jan 2018




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