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School Journal Level 3 November 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:

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Stories No Fangs  
The Fantail  
The Matriarch's Tale  
Play The Village Beach  
Articles My Name is Rez
New New Zealanders
Stand Up: A History of Protest in New Zealand

Series: School Journal

Publication date: November 2017

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My Name is Rez

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written and illustrated by Toby Morris

Rez Gardi was born in a Kurdish refugee camp in Pakistan and came to New Zealand as a young child, with her family. This graphic text is a memoir, looking back on her life so far. She is now a successful lawyer, a worker for refugees, and was the 2017 Young New Zealander of the year.

Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2017

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: bullying, change, comic, culture, difference, graphic text, immigrants, Iraq, Kurdistan, Kurds, migration, Pakistan, refugee camps, refugees, resettlement, Rez Gardi, school, teasing, Turkey, war

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Publication date: November 2017

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New New Zealanders

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by Adrienne Jansen

illustrated by Adrian Heke

This article introduces readers to a family who have escaped war-torn countries in the Middle East and have now embraced the freedom and safety that New Zealand offers. However, settling as refugees has its own challenges. We learn about the reasons the Kaka family had to move from Iraq to Syria, on to Lebanon, and then to New Zealand.

Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2017

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Non-fiction

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Topics: adapting, Assyria, Assyrian Christians, Baghdad, change, civil war, Damascus, difference, immigrants, Iraq, Lebanon, refugees, resilience, school, Syria, war

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Publication date: November 2017

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No Fangs

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by Hera Lindsay Bird

illustrated by Fraser Williamson

"It was midnight in Transylvania, and Madeline was bored. She decided to go for a walk. The night was warm and full of stars, and sitting outside the wrought iron gates was a girl."

Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2017

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Category: Fiction

Topics: friendship, humour, legends, parody, protest, rights, spoof, Transylvania, vampires

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Publication date: November 2017

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Stand Up: A History of Protest in New Zealand

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by Dylan Owen

This article looks at a number of important social issues and significant events in New Zealand’s history, thematically linked around the idea of protest. The text is organised in chronological sequence from the passive resistance seen at Parihaka in 1881, through to the anti-TPPA protests in 2016.

Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2017

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: apartheid, conflict, GE-free, general strike, genetic engineering, Great Depression, Great Strike 1913, hīkoi, history, Kate Sheppard, Māori Land March, marches, Nelson Mandela, New Zealand history, Parihaka, passive resistance, petitions, protest, right to vote, riots, rugby, Springbok tour 1981, strikes, Te Whiti-o-Rongomai, Tohu Kākahi, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), unions, Vietnam war, Waterfront Dispute 1951, watersiders, Whina Cooper, women’s suffragette petition

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The Fantail

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by Steph Matuku

illustrated by Daron Parton

"It was the holidays. My sister Jojo and I were at our cousin Piri’s house. We weren’t doing much, just sitting around in Piri’s bedroom listening to music and arguing about everything and nothing – when this thing flew in through the open window."

Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2017

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Fiction

Topics: bad luck, fantail, Hine-nui-te-pō, humour, legends, MASAM, Māui, pīwaiwaka, pīwakawaka, siblings, traditional tales, whānau

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The Matriarch's Tale

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written and illustrated by Meshack Asare

"Once, somewhere in Africa, a small herd of elephants disappeared suddenly, without trace. It was a long time ago, but some people still remember this story. They believe that descendants from those elephants live among us."

Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2017

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Category: Fiction

Topics: Africa, elephants, fables, legends, matriarch, myths, storytellers, traditional stories

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The Village Beach

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by Tanya Muagututi'a

illustrated by Josh Morgan

"We won't be able to hang out here much longer... There's a new building coming"

Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2017

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Fiction

Topics: change, coconuts, conservation, drama, environment, Pasifika, play, Sāmoa, Sina and the Eel, tourism, traditional stories

In: School Journal Level 3 November 2017

Publication date: November 2017

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