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National Standards Illustrations

This section provides access to the reading and writing standards illustrations.

Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5 | Year 6 | Year 7 | Year 8 

After one year at school   
Reading  Writing 

PDF icon. The Way It Was (PDF, 152 KB)

PDF icon. A Good Idea (PDF, 197 KB)

PDF icon. The Great Car Clean-Out (PDF, 218 KB)

PDF icon. Mum's New Job (PDF, 846 KB)

PDF icon. On the Weekend (PDF, 121 KB)

PDF icon. I Wonder Why We Have Night and Day (PDF, 145 KB)

PDF icon. The Three Little Pigs (PDF, 590 KB)

PDF icon. My Chicken (PDF, 478 KB)

PDF icon. Magnets (PDF, 689 KB)

   
After two years at school  
Reading  Writing 

PDF icon. The King's Birthday (PDF, 168 KB)

PDF icon. Inside the Maize Maze (PDF, 220 KB)

PDF icon. Dimitri's Lunch (PDF, 376 KB)

PDF icon. The Tupperware Party (PDF, 146 KB)

PDF icon. Stories Along the River (PDF, 151 KB)

PDF icon. Cats (PDF, 590 KB)

PDF icon. Green and Red Yummy Jelly (PDF, 724 KB)

PDF icon. How the Lungs Work (PDF, 487 KB)

PDF icon. What Are Pyramids For? (PDF, 594 KB)

   
After three years at school   
Reading  Writing 

PDF icon. Night is a Blanket (PDF, 175 KB)

PDF icon. Sun Bears are Special (PDF, 173 KB)

PDF icon. The Impossible Bridge (PDF, 847 KB)

PDF icon. Underseas Gardens (PDF, 498 KB)

PDF icon. Wild Orphans (PDF, 3 MB)

PDF icon. A Quiet Evening (PDF, 998 KB)

PDF icon. Compost Worms (PDF, 106 KB)

PDF icon. Make a Smoothie (PDF, 87 KB)

PDF icon. Cheeky Charlie (PDF, 515 KB)

   
By the end of Year 4  
Reading   Writing 

PDF icon. Camping Down the Line (PDF, 194 KB)

PDF icon. Basket Boats (PDF, 710 KB)

PDF icon. Nana and the Flower Arranger (PDF, 644 KB)

PDF icon. Haere Mai (PDF, 740 KB)

PDF icon. Rangoli (PDF, 691 KB)

PDF icon. Celebrating Matariki (PDF, 689 KB)

PDF icon. The Ram (PDF, 135 KB)

PDF icon. Why Do Onions Make You Cry? (PDF, 488 KB)

PDF icon. It's Mexicano Nachos (PDF, 490 KB)

PDF icon. Christopher Columbus (PDF, 589 KB)

   
By the end of Year 5  
Reading  Writing 

PDF icon. Plight of the Sea Turtle (PDF, 213 KB)

PDF icon. Plastic Fantastic? (PDF, 1 MB)

PDF icon. World's Water Running Out (PDF, 646 KB)

PDF icon. Finding China (PDF, 965 KB)

PDF icon. Survivor (PDF, 691 KB)

PDF icon. Drought (PDF, 766 KB)

PDF icon. My Big Challenge and Jellyfish (PDF, 148 KB)

PDF icon. Why and How Tornados Occur? (PDF, 1 MB)

PDF icon. Water Quality (PDF, 469 KB)

PDF icon. I Am David – Epilogue (PDF, 822 KB)

   
By the end of Year 6   
Reading Writing 

PDF icon. Plight of the Sea Turtle (PDF, 165 KB)

PDF icon. The Vege Car (PDF, 800 KB)

PDF icon. A Flying Ostrich (PDF, 663 KB)

PDF icon. Bottle Submarine (PDF, 145 KB)

PDF icon. Shadows (PDF, 470 KB)

PDF icon. Recycling (PDF, 496 KB)

PDF icon. A Conversation (PDF, 545 KB)

   
By the end of Year 7   
Reading  Writing 

PDF icon. The Gestapo's Most Wanted (PDF, 217 KB)

PDF icon. Estuary Health Check (PDF, 848 KB)

PDF icon. Deer, Oh Deer (PDF, 230 KB)

PDF icon. Bottle Submarine and the Grey Wolf (PDF, 135 KB)

PDF icon. My Room Makeover (PDF, 624 KB)

PDF icon. Events of the Past (PDF, 1 MB)

   
By the end of Year 8  
Reading  Writing 

PDF icon. The Gestapo's Most Wanted (PDF, 208 KB)

PDF icon. Deer, Oh Deer (PDF, 605 KB)

PDF icon. Flight of the Albatross (PDF, 725 KB)

PDF icon. One Small Step (PDF, 826 KB)

PDF icon. Richard Henry: Protector of the Kākāpō (PDF, 1 MB)

PDF icon. Pacific Paradise? (PDF, 767 KB)

PDF icon. No Advertisements and Selfish Stupid Smoke Selling (PDF, 243 KB)

PDF icon. Landfills (PDF, 755 KB)

PDF icon. Fair Trade Coffee (PDF, 745 KB)

Acknowledgments

Extracts in the reading standards are from the Ready to Read and the School Journal series. Copyright for the texts, illustrations and photographs are as stated in the original publications. Examples of students’ writing have been reproduced by kind permission of the writers and are copyright © Crown.

Updated on: 05 Mar 2020


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