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Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.

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  • Great barrier reef cover.

    The Great Barrier Reef

    L4 cover image may2013.

    by Sarah Wilcox

    The Great Barrier Reef is very beautiful – and threatened. This report describes the Great Barrier Reef and explains what coral is. It also outlines the threats to the reef from climate change and its “evil twin”, ocean acidification.

    Series: School Journal Level 4, May 2013

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: “The Emperor of Peka Peka Beach” SJ L4 Oct 2012 | “Plight of the Sea Turtle” SJ 3.2.08

    In: School Journal Level 4, May 2013

    Publication date: May 2013

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  • Seals cover image.

    Seals

    School Journal L2 August 2016 cover image.

     by Susan Brocker

    This article presents information about seals in an engaging way. Students can find out about the ways seals are adapted for living on land and sea, the various species found around New Zealand, and how they raise their pups.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2016

    Learning area: English, Science, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: adaptation, elephant seals, endangered species, environment, fur seals, leopard seals, rookeries, sea lions, sealers, seals, species

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2016

    Publication date: August 2016

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  • Iris and Dogstar.

    Iris and Dogstar

    by Iris Marshall

    This article is based on the diary of Iris Marshall, a ten-year-old girl who sailed on the yacht Dog Star with her parents and a family friend from New Zealand to Nouméa. The text details the highs and lows of the journey from Iris’s perspective and includes some excerpts from the on-board logbook. While few students will have had the experience of sailing, many will have experienced sea sickness, and most will relate to and be interested in the day-to-day details of life at sea. The text could be used as a starting point to explore the nature of adventure, its perils, and its rewards.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2019

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Texts related by theme “Boy on a Bike” SJ L3 May 2015 | “Journey on the Sea” SJ L3 August 2018 | “Border Control” “Captain Cook: Charting Our Islands” SJ L4 May 2016 | “What Is Biosecurity?” Border Security, Connected L3 2011

    Topics: adventure, co-ordinates, danger, diaries, family, GPS, journeys, logs, navigation, Pacific Ocean, recount, sailing, sea, travel, weather, yachts

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2019

    Publication date: May 2019

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  • Bird sitting on a beach with plastic.

    The Plastic-free Challenge

    Two students holding plastic.

    by Deanna Ferguson

    When the Room 5 students at Motueka South School saw a video about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, they were inspired to take action. There’s a lot of media attention on how plastic is polluting the oceans, and it sometimes seems as if the problem is too big to tackle. These students show that it’s possible to make small changes that lead to big results.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2018

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Boyan Slat, challenge, citizenship, cooperation, environment, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, inspiration, Motueka South School, Ocean Cleanup, Pacific Ocean, planning, plastic, pollution, recycling, rubbish, sea creatures, social action, sustainability

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2018

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Ecologist on ice cover.

    An Ecologist on Ice

    Are you sure cover.

    by Matt Vance

    An interview with ecologist Phil Lyver about Adelie penguin population dynamics and the marine ecosystem in the Ross Sea.

    Series: Connected 2013 level 4 - Are You Sure?

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Gather and interpret data

    In: Connected 2013 level 4 - Are You Sure?

    Publication date: January 2013

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  • Spying on starfish cover image.

    Spying on Starfish

    by Rebecca McLeod

    In “Spying on Starfish”, students are introduced to the work of Dr Miles Lamare, who tested a new tagging technique that could be used on sea stars. Although tagging marine animals is a common practice, tagging a sea star presented Dr Lamare and his team with several challenges.

    Series: Connected 2012 Level 4 - Oceans: A Source of Life

    Learning area: English, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Technological knowledge

    In: Connected 2012 Level 4 - Oceans: A Source of Life

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Climate Change: Our Biggest Challenge

    Climate Change: Our Biggest Challenge

    by Tricia Glensor

    Climate change isn’t only about warmer weather. A rise in the temperature means more extreme weather, including wild storms and heatwaves. Climate change also means more frequent droughts and wildfires, melting ice sheets, melting glaciers, and flooding.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2018

    Learning area: English, Science, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: carbon dioxide, challenges, change, climate, climate change, climate-change refugees, eco-systems, emissions, environment, erosion, extreme weather, Generation Zero, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, Jan Wright, Kiribati, methane, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, problems, sea levels, temperature, weather

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2018

    Publication date: June 2018

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  • Sharks cover

    Sharks

    by Alison Ballance

    illustrated by Gavin Mouldey

    This article provides information on sharks, focusing particularly on sharks found in New Zealand waters such as great white, rig, and deep-sea sharks.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 June 2018

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: adaptation, by-catch, camouflage, chimaeras, conservation, eagle rays, endangered species, fish, great whites, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), predators, rays, rigs, sharks, skates, stingrays

    In: School Journal Level 3 June 2018

    Publication date: June 2018

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  • Dive cover page

    Dive

    by Gina Cole

    illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt

    Shelly is forced to brave sea snake infested waters when she drops her phone in the river. As it is Shelly's only way of contacting her Dad back in New Zealand, she has no other option.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2018

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: change, courage, childhood, divorce, family, fear, Fiji, managing self, memories, parents, relating to others

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2018

    Publication date: June 2018

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  • Building for the future cover image.

    Building for the Future

    Two scientists on ice.

    by Adrienne Jansen

    The Samoan village of Sa’anapu is under threat from tsunamis, cyclones, and rising sea levels. To protect their village, the Council of Matai are working with an architect and scientist from New Zealand. Together, they’re drawing on cultural, scientific, and technological knowledge to build a safer future for Sa’anapu.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Learning area: English, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Planet Earth and beyond, Nature of technology

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Publication date: November 2017

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