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Instructional Series

Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.

Example resources

Connected

Connected promotes scientific, technological, and mathematical literacy so that students can engage in a critical and informed manner with real-life science- and technology- related issues and authentic, context-based mathematical explorations.

Connected is published in three issues each year, aligned to curriculum levels 2, 3 and 4 for students in years 4–8, and supports literacy learning in these areas. 

Connected is provided to all primary schools. Replacement copies can be obtained from Down the Back of the Chair

From 2013, the Connected articles, text, images, and media are freely available to teachers and students on Google Drive.

Connected cover image 2.
Connected cover image 3.
Connected cover image 4

What is available online?

Connected+ articles are available on Google Slides

Digital versions of each article are available on Google Drive using Google Slides.

Teacher Support Material (TSM) is available in MS Word and PDF

The TSMs for Connected+ are available digitally as downloadable PDFs and as MS Word documents for download and editing. Using the editable MS Word file, teachers can adapt the learning activities to meet the needs of their students and the context for learning.

Content available for re-use

Most of the images, text, videos, audio, and graphic elements for Connected+ are available for teachers and students to download and reuse for educational purposes. You must attribute the writers, illustrators, and photographers of any material you reuse. Acknowledgements are found at the end of each Google Slides article, and on the inside back cover of each printed issue. Some images are provided under a Creative Commons attribution-only licence. This material can be used by anyone for any purpose, as long as the creators are attributed. Find out more about the  Creative Commons licences.

Additional multimedia content for Connected+ articles

The digital version of the first article in each issue of Connected+ has additional digital content, such as video, additional images, website links, animation, and audio.

Ordering resources

To order resources please contact Ministry of Education Customer Services by e-mail or by freephone 0800 660 662 or freefax 0800 660 663.

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