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Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019.

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
Articles The Kiwileles
The Ukulele Maker
Poem The Something    
Story Rāhui
Play Space Rubbish

Series: Junior Journal

Publication date: June 2019

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The Kiwileles.

The Kiwileles

by Georgina Barnes

This report provides information about the Kiwileles, a ukulele orchestra made up of New Zealand school students. It focuses on the experiences of students at East Tamaki School and includes a description of some of the steps involved in learning to play a ukulele.

Series: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

Learning area: English, The Arts, Health and Physical Education

Colour wheel level: Purple

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: Bill Sevesi, community, concerts, cooperation, East Tamaki School, groups, instruments, Kiwileles, learning, Maria Winder, music, New Zealand Ukulele Trust, Pacific, practice, ukulele

In: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

Publication date: June 2019

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The Ukelele Maker.

The Ukulele Maker

by Bronwen Wall

Dave Gilberd is a luthier, a maker of stringed instruments. This report describes how Dave makes a ukulele. A note at the end of the report provides additional information about how the ukulele got its name.

This journal includes a linked article, “The Kiwileles”, which provides information about students who play in a ukulele orchestra.

Series: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

Learning area: English, The Arts

Colour wheel level: Purple

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: Dave Gilberd, guitar, Hawai‘i, instrument, jumping flea, luthier, making things, music, occupation, planning, process, stringed instrument, technology, ukulele

In: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

Publication date: June 2019

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The Something.

The Something

by John Carr, Illustrations by Stacey Robson

Series: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Topics: humour, music, mystery, poem, poetry, rhyme, riddle, ukulele, verse

In: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

Publication date: June 2019

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Rāhui.

Rāhui

by Steph Matuku, Illustrations by Isobel Te Aho-White

When the strawberries in the garden start to mysteriously disappear, Huia suggests a rāhui to make sure there will be enough berries to share on her mother’s birthday.

Series: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Colour wheel level: Purple

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: bans, birthday, conservation, environment, family, gardening, MASAM, patience, te ao Māori, te reo Māori, rāhui, responsibility, rewards, siblings, strawberries, whānau

In: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

Publication date: June 2019

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Space Rubbish.

Space Rubbish

by Kylie Parry, Illustrations by Jez Tuya

This humorous science-fiction play is set on a spaceship in the future. When the crew’s rubbish-blasting machine stops working, they are intrigued to find out how people used to deal with their rubbish in the “old days”.

Series: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

Learning area: English, The Arts

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: aliens, drama, environment, future, garbage, humour, play, pollution, recycling, rubbish, science-fiction, space, spaceship, technology

In: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

Publication date: June 2019

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