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School Journal Level 3 October 2015

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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 Miri and Raru
The Rules   
Happy New Year   
Poems Barney Whiterats
Plays Baa-mite  
Articles The Remarkable Reti
Making Radio Waves  

Series: School Journal

Publication date: October 2015

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Miri and Raru

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by Dylan Horrocks

This lively graphic text provides a hilarious take on the old “dog ate my homework” story. Miri draws monsters in her schoolbooks to calm herself down when she’s feeling angry or upset. When one drawing comes to life, she finds that her teacher is surprisingly understanding.

Series: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Learning area: Health and Physical Education

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: bullying, comics, drawing, fantasy, fitting in, graphic novel, graphic text, humour, illustrations, imagination, monsters, teachers

In: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Publication date: October 2015

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The Rules

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By Maria Samuela

Illustrations by Michel Mulipola

“Matiora couldn’t wait till he had enough money saved up.”

Series: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Fiction

Topics: bullying, busking, classical music, family, friendship, music, orchestras, responsibility, rules, tenors, violin

In: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Publication date: October 2016

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Happy New Year

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by Adrienne Frater

illustrations by Rebecca ter Borg

New Year’s Eve on Great Barrier Island doesn’t go according to plan.

Series: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Category: Fiction

Topics: environment, fire, fire safety, Great Barrier Island, native bush, responsibility, sailing

In: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Publication date: October 2016

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The Remarkable Reti

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by Kiwa Hammond and Duane Culshaw

A reti is a fishing device, used by Ngāti Pāhauwera to catch kahawai on the Mōhaka River. The iwi regard the reti as a taonga, and the article provides a great example of how traditions, along with stories and waiata, are handed down through the generations.

Series: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: fishing, kontiki, Mōhaka River, Ngāti Pāhauwera, reti, reti board, tikanga, waiata

In: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Publication date: October 2015

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Making Radio Waves

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by Iona McNaughton

The students at Lyall Bay School in Wellington have their own radio station.

Series: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: announcers, broadcasting, community, MaranuiFM, radio, radio waves, school, transmission

In: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Publication date: October 2015

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Barney Whiterats

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by Glenn Colquhoun

“Barney Whiterats” is a text in three parts. Students have to consider: a poem by one of New Zealand’s most respected poets, a musical setting of the poem as a lullaby, and an explanation of the poet’s inspiration that includes an old black-and-white photograph of a swagman.

Series: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Learning area: English, The Arts

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: Barney Whiterats, melody, music, onomatopoeia, poetry, rhythm, swagmen

In: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Publication date: October 2015

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Baa-mite

SJ L3 cover image Oct 2015

by Sarah Delahunty

Recording a radio advertisement has never been so complicated …

Series: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Fiction

Topics: acting, actors, advertising, humour, radio play, sound effects, sound track

In: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

Publication date: October 2015

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