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School Journal Level 3 August 2017

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

    TSM
Stories Wild Things  
Low Tide
Poems Dog Training  
Plays How Hemi Cleaned His Room  
Articles The Subantarctic Islands
Te Tiriti o Waitangi
The Possum Problem  

Series: School Journal

Publication date: August 2017

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The Subantarctic Islands

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written and illustrated by Giselle Clarkson

This visual text uses words and cartoon-style images to provide information about the five groups of islands that are found between New Zealand and Antarctica. The information is presented in a lively way, organised into sections that tell what and where the islands are, the weather they share, and their flora and fauna. 

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2017

Learning area: English, Science

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: adaptation, albatrosses, Antarctica, Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, cartoon, climate, climate change, endangered species, endemic, environment, fauna, flora, latitude, longitude, Maungahuka, megaherbs, Motu Maha, Moutere Hauriri, Moutere Mahue, native, penguins, pollution, subantarctic, Subantarctic Islands, The Snares, Tini Heke, weather

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Te Tiriti o Waitangi

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by Ross Calman

This straightforward article explains what the Treaty of Waitangi is, why it was needed, and what it says. Although most students will have heard of the Treaty, this may be the first time they have read about it for themselves.

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2017

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: British Empire, change, colonisation, compensation, governorship, Henry Williams, Hōne Heke Pōkai, kāwanatanga, land confiscation, migration, missionaries, New Zealand history, promises, protest, settlements, settlers, Tāmati Wāka Nene, tino rangatiratanga, Titiri o Waitangi, treaties, Treaty of Waitangi, Waitangi Day, Waitangi Tribunal, William Hobson

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The Possum Problem

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by Johanna Knox

illustrated by Adele Jackson

"Possums. You hardly ever see them, but they’re all around: in the bush, on farms, in parks. They might even be in your garden. During the day, possums stay in their dens. These are dry, hidden places where they won’t be disturbed. Possums emerge after dark, millions upon millions of them, all across New Zealand. And what do they do? They eat."

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2017

Learning area: English, Science

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: acclimatisation societies, bovine tuberculosis, change, ecosystems, endangered species, environment, food chains, fur, fur trade, hunting, New Zealand history, pest control,possums, predators, trapping

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Dog Training

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by Marty Smith

illustrated by Josh Morgan

"Dad would snap at us if we gave the dogs food: Don’t feed them at the table! It turns them into beggars!"

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2017

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Fiction

Topics: dogs, dog training, farms, poetry, rural life, shearing, sheepdogs, smoko

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How Hemi Cleaned His Room

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by Steph Matuku

illustrated by Allan Wrath

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2017

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Fiction

Topics: drama, environment, family, humour, legends, Māori culture, Māui, mutation, myths, oceans, parody, play, pollution, rubbish, siblings, traditional stories, whānau

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Wild Things

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by Renata Hopkins

illustrated by Daron Parton

"But it wasn’t a mouse that woke us. It was another noise. It sounded as though someone with asthma was choking on a mouthful of cornflakes right outside my window. I froze."

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2017

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Fiction

Topics: endangered species, environment, family holidays, humour, native bush, pest control, possums, predators, siblings, trapping

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Low Tide

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by Tim Jones

illustrated by Elliemay Logan

This short story describes what happens during the hour that Manu and his father have to rescue what they can from their ruined home. A storm accompanied by a high tide has breached a seawall and sent seawater through their house.

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2017

Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: Asperger syndrome, characterisation, civil defence, environment, family, floods, global warming, natural disaster, pets, relationships

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