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School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Sunset in Antarctica over ice.

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:

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Stories S.O.S.  
Welcome to Lullo Marnoo  
How to be Normal
The Sea Devil  
Poems Brave Flower
Plays Much Ado
Articles Science on the Ice  
Rise Up: The Story of the Dawn Raids and the Polynesian Panthers

Series: School Journal

Publication date: November 2018

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Person on a boat.

S.O.S.

Sunset over ice in Antarctica.

by Gemma Lovewell

illustrated by Daron Parton

"Cursing the surround-vision, which made you feel like you were there, she shut the Holographison down. The incessant birdsong was more than she could tolerate. The disgruntled professor stared across at her sheep. They’d eaten through the day’s plastic and were now pushing hard against the electric fence, not feeling the zaps any more."

Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Category: Fiction

Topics: Elsie Locke Writing Prize, environment, fantasy, futuristic, genetics, humour, plastic, student writing, writing

In: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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Fence and flowers.

Welcome to Lullo Marnoo

Sunset over ice in Antarctica.

by Victor Rodger

illustrated by Scott Pearson

"When I tell people, especially Pālagi people, that my father is from Sāmoa, they usually ask, “Do you go back?” Weird, right? It’s not like I was born in Sāmoa. I was born here, in Christchurch. Aranui, to be exact. One of those suburbs the quake messed up. If I went to Sāmoa, I wouldn’t be going back – I’d just be going. But I don’t try to explain any of this. It can get complicated."

Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Fiction

Topics: belonging, change, culture, family, grandparents, home, identity, Lalomanu, Pacific, responsibility, Sāmoa, separation, single-parent families

In: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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Student at school.

How to be Normal

Sunset over ice in Antarctica.

by Annaleese Jochems

illustrated by Adele Jackson

"Charley’s at the old playground, sitting on the bottom of the slide and concentrating. When the bell rings, she’ll walk back to class – but first, she’ll wait till at least half the other kids have done the same. She’s improving herself. This week, she’s fixing her habit of being back at her desk too soon. It’s unnecessary, and it singles her out."

Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: bullying, change, communication, difference, drawing, dreaming, fitting in, friendship, normality, outsiders, peer groups, school

In: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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Brave flower poem.

Brave Flower

Sunset over ice in Antarctica.

by Simone Kaho

illustrated by Leilani Isara

The poem “Brave Flower” vividly captures the experience of those who were subjected to the dawn raids that took place in Aotearoa in the 1970's.

Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: change, concrete poetry, dawn raids, deportation, exploitation, imagery, immigration, metaphor, New Zealand history, Pacific, poetry, racism, stanzas, verse

In: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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Mountain in Antarctica.

Science on the Ice

Sunset over ice in Antarctica.

by Neil Silverwood

"Two sets of merino underwear, two fleece jackets, a windbreaker, a puffer jacket, five pairs of gloves, a hat, a balaclava, fleece pants, fleece-lined boots, and lastly – a set of extreme-cold weather gear (called ECWs by those in the know). My kit is issued at Antarctica New Zealand’s Christchurch headquarters, and I’m told to return the following morning at six. I’m to wear my ECWs for the flight south."

Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Learning area: English, Science

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: Antarctica, biodiversity, climate, core samples, crevasses, data collection, deep-field traverse, global warming, ocean currents, photography, planning, Ross Ice Shelf, scientists, Scott Base

In: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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Boy fishing on a wharf with a soldier.

The Sea Devil

Sunset over ice in Antarctica.

by Paul Mason

illustrated by Kimberly Andrews

"Just beyond the long arm of the wharf, the camp’s launch, Pearl, tugged at its mooring. The thought of a big fish jagging on his line quickened James’s pace, and it wasn’t until he was on the wharf that he saw he was not alone. A dark figure leant against one of the piles – it was one of the Germans, staring at the boat."

Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Fiction

Topics: adventure story, escape, Felix von Luckner, First World War, history, internment, Motuihe Island, prisoners of war, Sea Devil, World War 1

In: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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Director with a megaphone.

Much Ado

Sunset over ice in Antarctica.

by Susan Paris

illustrated by Gavin Mouldey

This play introduces students to the fun of Shakespeare, as well as to his conventions and characters. It features a pompous director whose belittling comments are more than matched by the quick-witted responses of his student actors.

Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: acting, actors, directors, drama, humour, insults, language, performance, play, quotations, relating to others, Shakespeare, soliloquies, speech

In: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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Photograph of people in the polynesian panthers.

Rise Up: The Story of the Dawn Raids and the Polynesian Panthers

Sunset over ice in Antarctica.

by Pauline Vaeluaga Smith

The article “Rise Up: The Story of the Dawn Raids and the Polynesian Panthers” recounts the story of the dawn raids that took place in Aotearoa in the 1970s. Under instruction from the government of the day, police and immigration officials invaded the homes of Polynesian people in the early hours of the morning, demanding evidence that they were lawfully living in Aotearoa.

Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: 1970s, activists, change, citizenship, civil rights, dawn raids, deportation, education, immigration, New Zealand history, Operation Pot Black, overstayers, Pacific, police, Polynesian Panthers, politics, power, protest, racism, social action

In: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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