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Junior Journal 56, Level 2, 2018

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PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the Junior Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:

    TSM Audio
Stories Rumpelstiltskin
Chang-O and the Moon
Poems Naming the Goblin Baby  
Articles Pen Pals

Series: Junior Journal

Publication date: September 2018

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Child carrying a hay bale.

Rumpelstiltskin

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retold by Kylie Parry

illustrated by Jez Tuya

In this humorous retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, the author surprises and delights the reader with modern twists. This story provides opportunities for students to make connections to their knowledge of other fairy tales and to enjoy and explore the author’s use of language. 

Gold 1

Series: Junior Journal 56, Level 2, 2018

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: dungeon, fairy tale, fantasy, goblin, gold, GPS tracker, promise, Rumpelstiltskin, spinning, spinning wheel, straw, traditional tale

In: Junior Journal 56, Level 2, 2018

Publication date: September 2018

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Children writing at a desk.

Pen Pals

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by Jo Makgill

In this report, students from Arataki School describe how they are getting to know the residents at a retirement home by becoming their pen pals. Through letters, both groups enjoy finding out about each other’s lives and discovering how some things, such as school life, recreational activities, and even word meanings, have changed over time.

Gold 1

Series: Junior Journal 56, Level 2, 2018

Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: friends, hopscotch, housie, indoor bowls, inkwells, letters, mobility scooter, movies, pen pals, pen friends, retirement home

In: Junior Journal 56, Level 2, 2018

Publication date: September 2018

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Creatures looking at a baby.

Naming the Goblin Baby

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by Kay Hancock

illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt

"It was time to name the baby. All the goblins gathered round."

Series: Junior Journal 56, Level 2, 2018

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Topics: aunts, baby, dad, fantasy, goblins, grandad, grandma, mum, name, naming, nonsense, poem, rhyme, uncles

In: Junior Journal 56, Level 2, 2018

Publication date: September 2018

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Chang-O and the Moon

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retold by Cherie Wu

illustrated by Stan Chan

A traditional Chinese tale that explains the phenomenon of the “goddess in the moon”. This dramatic tale has two storylines, with the first story setting the scene for the main story.

Gold 2

Series: Junior Journal 56, Level 2, 2018

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: Chang-O, China, elixir, emperor, Feng Meng, good luck, moon, moon cakes, Moon Festival, peace, traditional tale, Hou Yi, sun birds, volcano

In: Junior Journal 56, Level 2, 2018

Publication date: September 2018

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