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School Journal Level 3 August 2019

School Journal Level 3 August 2019.

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 Checkmate  
In Colour  
The Mohawk  
Trespass
Poem Instructions for Travelling without Touching the Ground
Play Smash Hit  
Article Tupaia: Master Navigator

Series: School Journal

Publication date: August 2019

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Checkmate.

Checkmate

by Paul Mason; illustrations by Kieran Rynhart

When do you make the most important move?

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Topics: brothers, change, chess, difference, expectation, family, father, identity, individuality, relationships, rugby, strategy, team sports

In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Publication date: August 2019

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Instructions for Travelling without Touching the Ground.

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Related titles: “Not Your Normal Tent” SJ L3 Nov 2016 | “No Rhyme” SJ L3 Aug 2015 | “Dog Training” SJ L3 Aug 2017 | “River Swimming” SJ L3 June 2018 | “Acrostic Poem” SJ L3 Aug 2018 | “Words” SJ L3 May 2019 | “Fly” SJ L4 May 2019

Topics: ambition, convention, dreams, flying, humour, instructions, language, narrative poem, poem, poetry, structure, verse, whimsy, wings

In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Publication date: August 2019

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In Colour.

In Colour

by Thomasin Sleigh; illustrations by Elspeth Alix Batt

“Grace had a sudden, terrible thought. What if Grandma didn’t get better?”

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Topics: age, caring, change, family, grandparents, illness, imagination, loss, love, old age, photography, relationships

In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Publication date: August 2019

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Tupaia: Master Navigator.

Tupaia: Master Navigator

by Hanahiva Rose

The story of Tupaia, a navigator and high priest from the island of Rā‘iātea. 

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Related titles: “Hakaraia: Warrior Peacemaker” SJ L4 May 2015 | “Captain Cook: Charting Our Islands” SJ L4 May 2016 | “Sixth Sense” SJ L2 Aug 2018

Topics: art, change, colonisation, communication, diplomacy, discovery, Endeavour, exploration, Gisborne, history, interpreting, James Cook, Joseph Banks, journeys, language, Māori, migration, misunderstanding, navigation, New Zealand history, Pacific, Polynesia, Rā‘iātea, science, Tahiti, Taiato, Taputapuātea, Te Hā, te reo Māori, Tolaga Bay, transit of Venus, translation, Tupaia, Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Ūawa, unknown southern continent

In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Publication date: August 2019

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The Mohawk.

The Mohawk

by Sarah Johnson; illustrations by Elliot Elam

“Leo screwed his eyes tighter. He wasn’t ready to look.”

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Topics: bullying, change, friendship, hair, hairstyle, identity, individuality, mohawk, pride, protest, rebellion, role model, school, siblings, social action

In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Publication date: August 2019

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Trespass.

Trespass

by Vince Ford; illustrations by Leilani Isara

An afternoon bike ride has complications.

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Related titles: “The Red Ball” SJ L3 May 2015 | “The Rules” SJ L3 Oct 2015 | “Oakley Creek” SJ L4 Oct 2015 | “How to Be Normal” SJ L4 Nov 2018 | “Donkey Sleepover” SJ L3 May 2019 | “Broken Wing” SJ L3 May 2019

Topics: adventure, brothers, bush, change, courage, danger, dares, exploration, friendship, group dynamics, identity, loyalty, peer pressure, quick thinking, relationships, rules, siblings, trespassing, waterhole

In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Publication date: August 2019

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Smash Hit.

Smash Hit

by Jo Randerson; illustrations Scott Pearson

Writing a skit in ten minutes.

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Learning area: English, The Arts

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Topics: drama, humour, language, performance, play, Shakespeare, show, skit, teamwork

In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

Publication date: August 2019

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