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School Journal Level 2 August 2019

School Journal Level 2 August 2019.

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

    TSM Audio
Articles Wētā  
Pencarrow: New Zealand’s First Lighthouse
Poem Ika a Whiro     
Stories Stealing Maru  
Max and Alice  

Series: School Journal

Publication date: August 2019

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Wētā.

Wētā

by Philippa Werry

Many people are scared of wētā. They are big and covered in spikes, they hide in dark places, and they can sometimes jump. You might find one in the garden or in a piece of old wood. There could be one hiding in your letterbox – or even in your shoe!

Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

Learning area: English, Science

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: “The Bat That Walks on the Ground” SJ L2 April 2013 | “Nasty Nits” SJ L2 Oct 2013 | “Seals” SJ L2 Nov 2016 | “Bugbix for Breakfast” SJ L2 May 2017 | “The Zoo Debate” SJ L2 May 2017 | “The Striped Invader” SJ L2 May 2019 | “Harwoods Hole” SJ L2 May 2019 | “Ika a Whiro” SJ L2 August 2019 | “Sharks” SJ L3 June 2018 | “The Jungle in My Garden” JJ 52 | “Staying Alive” The Buzz of Bees, Connected 2, 2012

Topics: adaptation, cave life, cave wētā, endangered, environment, giant wētā, ground wētā, habitat, insects, moulting, nocturnal, predator, tree wētā, tusked wētā, wētā

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Ika a Whiro.

Ika a Whiro

by Kelly Joseph

Under a moonless sky, two armoured warriors creep from tree burrows, long antennae sensing a challenger nearby.

Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Topics: adaptation, battle, combat, environment, habitat, insects, language, nocturnal, poem, poetry, Tāne, te ao Māori, te reo Māori, traditional stories, verse, wētā, Whiro

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Stealing Maru.

Stealing Maru

by Maria Samuela; illustrations by Elspeth Alix Batt

Long ago, when the world still believed in magic, there was a majestic maunga, or mountain, on the island of Rarotonga. The maunga was called Maru, which means shade. The maunga stood over the village of Puaikura like a giant guardian.

Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Topics: Aitutaki, Arorangi, bravery, cleverness, Cook Islands, jealousy, legend, Maru, maunga, Maunga Pu, mountains, myth, Pacific, Pasifika, Puaikura, Raemaru, Rarotonga, traditional stories, trickery

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Pencarrow: New Zealand’s First Lighthouse.

Pencarrow: New Zealand’s First Lighthouse

by Tricia Glensor

New Zealand’s coastline has always been a dangerous place for ships and boats. Early Māori knew that. Several traditional stories tell of waka being washed onto rocks in storms. Since the 1790s, when the first Pākehā reached New Zealand, more than 2,300 ships have been wrecked in New Zealand waters.

Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

Learning area: English, Social Sciences, Technology

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: “Journey on the Sea” SJ L3 Aug 2018 | “Six Photos” SJ L3 Aug 2016 | “My Name is Davy Lowston” SJ L2 May 2016 | “What a Disaster!” SJ L2 Aug 2012 | “Building for the Future” Mahi Tahi, Connected 3, 2017 | “Life Jackets” JJ 54 | “An Island in Time” SJSL 2011

Topics: benefit, change, coastlines, employment, Fresnel lens, history, jobs, lenses, lighthouse, lighthouse keeper, maritime safety, Mary Jane Bennett, New Zealand history, Pencarrow, shipwrecks, technology, Wellington Harbour, work

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Publication date: August 2019

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Max and Alice.

Max and Alice

by Bernard Beckett; illustrations by Sarah Illingworth

On the day of the swimming sports, Max took off his shoes and socks and put them on again three times. Only then was he happy that his socks were lined up exactly the way he liked them.

Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Related titles: “A Bit of a Laugh” SJ L2 May 2012 | “Nobody Laughed” SJ L2 Sept 2014 | “Low Tide” SJ L3 Aug 2016 | “The Show Went On” SJ L2 Nov 2017 | “No Big Deal” JJ 51

Topics: Asperger’s, ASD, Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, birthday, bullying, difference, diversity, friendship, identity, interpersonal skills, managing self, relating to others, relationships, respect, school, smiles, support

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Publication date: August 2019

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