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Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015
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Stories I Spy
Helpful
Poems Kākano
The Inventor    
Articles Seeds    
Making a Road

Series: Junior Journal

Publication date: February 2015

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I spy.

I Spy

by Simon Cooke

illustrations by Vasanti Unka

JJ50 book cover.

This humorous science fiction story is about two creatures, Pebble and Stone, who live on the planet Rock 2. One day, a spacecraft visits and leaves an unusual object behind. As the story progresses, Pebble and Stone notice the object changing and invent new words to describe what they are seeing. The story ends with a delicious surprise for the characters.

Gold 1

Series: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: science fiction, seeds, mystery, space, plants, games, vocabulary, etymology

In: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Publication date: February 2015

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Helpful.

Helpful

by Feana Tu‘akoi 

illustrations by Fraser Williamson

JJ50 book cover.

Grandad wants Vika and Kele to help him in the garden, but they don’t share his enthusiasm. Vika manages to come up with an excuse, leaving Kele with all the work, but then the tables are turned and Vika becomes the one who has to help Grandad. The humour in this story arises from the contrast between Vika’s attempts to get out of helping, Dad’s determination to make sure she does her fair share, and Grandad’s lack of awareness that anything is going on. These characters also appear in “Kele’s Car” (Gold 2) in JJ 49.

Gold 1

Series: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: family, responsibility, gardening, helping, trickery, humour

In: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Publication date: February 2015

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Kakano.

Kākano

by Kelly Joseph

illustrations by Damian Stones

JJ50 book cover.

This poem describes a kākano (a seed) as taonga and explains what makes it special. “Kākano” is inspired by the Māori proverb: Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu – although small, it is precious. The poem includes te reo Māori words and phrases that are supported by context, illustrations, sentence structure, and a glossary. This poem provides opportunities for students who are familiar with te reo Māori to share their knowledge.

Gold 2

Series: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Learning area: English, Science

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: seeds, plants, germination, taonga, treasures, poetry

In: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Publication date: February 2015

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Making a road.

Making a Road

by Andrew Gunn

JJ50 book cover.

“Making a Road” describes the process of constructing a road, from the planning through to sealing and road marking. This information text is well supported by clear subheadings and other visual language features such as labelled photographs and diagrams.

Gold 2

Series: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Learning area: English, Science

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: roads, motorways, planning, engineers, earthmoving equipment, vehicles, road safety, road surfaces

In: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Publication date: February 2015

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Seeds.

Series: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Learning area: English, Science

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: seeds, plants, germination

In: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Publication date: February 2015

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The inventor.

The Inventor

by Greg O’Connell

illustrations by Leilani Isara

JJ50 book cover.

Series: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Topics: occupations, inventions, poetry, humour, roads

In: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Publication date: February 2015

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