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Ready to read


The Ready to Read series supports early literacy learning for children in years 1–3 working at curriculum levels 1 and 2. 

The series includes Ready to Read Phonics Plus books and Ready to Read Colour Wheel books.

A montage of the covers of all the different books available for download
How to use

Ready to Read Phonics Plus books support the explicit teaching of phonics-based word recognition knowledge and skills. Children learn to crack the written code of how letters relate to sounds, alongside learning some high-utility words and kupu Māori and developing language comprehension.

Ready to Read Colour Wheel books support guided reading with small groups.  They are designed so that children build their comprehension strategies as they respond to text and think critically, alongside reinforcing and continuing to develop their word recognition skills.

Ready to Read texts/storybooks can be accessed and downloaded as PDFs on this webpage. Many texts also include Teacher Support Materials and audio files.

You can find out more information about how to use these books here:

Ready to Read texts

Phonics Plus

Colour wheel