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Instructional Series

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

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  • Zapped chapter 2 cover image.

    Zapped! Chapter 2: Tidy-Bot Goes to School

    by Renata Hopkins

    illustration by Scott Pearson 

    Junior journal 53 cover image.

    This is the second chapter (out of four) in a humorous science-fiction story designed to “hook” year 3 students into reading chapter books by themselves. In this chapter, things go awry again when the twins take Tidy-Bot to school.

    Series: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Purple, Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: fantasy, humour, robots, science fiction, serial

    In: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: September 2016

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  • Person walking through the bush.

    Rātā me te Rākau

    Junior journal 57 cover image.

    retold by André Ngāpō

    illustrated by Andrew Burdan

    This is a retelling of the traditional Māori tale of Rātā and his quest to find a tree to make a waka. In his haste, Rātā forgets to ask permission from Tāne-mahuta, the god of the forest, and finds that each time he chops down his chosen tree, it is mysteriously restored the next day.

    Series: Junior Journal 57, Level 2, 2018

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: cultural protocols, environment, forests, gods, gratitude, kaitiaki, legends, Māori, Rātā, respect, Tāne-mahuta, Tangaroa, Tāwhirimātea, tikanga Māori, traditional stories, trees, waka

    In: Junior Journal 57, Level 2, 2018

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Greedy Cat and the Chooks cover image

    Greedy Cat and the Chooks

    by Joy Cowley

    illustrated by Robyn Belton

    When Katie visits Aunty, she is dismayed to find that Aunty won’t let Greedy Cat inside. Instead he has to stay outside with the chooks. This proves to be a big problem for Greedy Cat and one that he is determined to solve …

    Purple 1

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: May 2019

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  • The Kiwileles.

    The Kiwileles

    by Georgina Barnes

    This report provides information about the Kiwileles, a ukulele orchestra made up of New Zealand school students. It focuses on the experiences of students at East Tamaki School and includes a description of some of the steps involved in learning to play a ukulele.

    Series: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Bill Sevesi, community, concerts, cooperation, East Tamaki School, groups, instruments, Kiwileles, learning, Maria Winder, music, New Zealand Ukulele Trust, Pacific, practice, ukulele

    In: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

    Publication date: June 2019

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  • The Ukelele Maker.

    The Ukulele Maker

    by Bronwen Wall

    Dave Gilberd is a luthier, a maker of stringed instruments. This report describes how Dave makes a ukulele. A note at the end of the report provides additional information about how the ukulele got its name.

    This journal includes a linked article, “The Kiwileles”, which provides information about students who play in a ukulele orchestra.

    Series: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Dave Gilberd, guitar, Hawai‘i, instrument, jumping flea, luthier, making things, music, occupation, planning, process, stringed instrument, technology, ukulele

    In: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

    Publication date: June 2019

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  • Rāhui.

    Rāhui

    by Steph Matuku, Illustrations by Isobel Te Aho-White

    When the strawberries in the garden start to mysteriously disappear, Huia suggests a rāhui to make sure there will be enough berries to share on her mother’s birthday.

    Series: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: bans, birthday, conservation, environment, family, gardening, MASAM, patience, te ao Māori, te reo Māori, rāhui, responsibility, rewards, siblings, strawberries, whānau

    In: Junior Journal 58, Level 2, 2019

    Publication date: June 2019

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  • Scarlett's Scarf.

    Scarlett's Scarf

    by Maria Hansen

    illustrated by Kat Chadwick 

    While she is at the market with her mother, Scarlett notices a colourful scarf waving and twirling on one of the stalls. The scarf seems to be waving at her … This is the beginning of a series of unusual events for Scarlett and her friends.

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 1, 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • Nian the New Year Monster cover

    Nian, the New Year Monster

    A Chinese tale, retold by Chris Tse

    This story sets out to explain the origin of the Chinese New Year festival. It tells how a mysterious old man helps a village to get rid of Nian, a rampaging monster who has been terrorising the villagers at the start of every spring (on the first day of the Chinese New Year). The story is told in the style of a traditional folk tale, but its origins are thought to be more recent.

    Purple 2 

    Series: Junior Journal 59, Level 2, 2019

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: celebration, China, Chinese New Year, cooperation, courage, culture, fireworks, helping others, monster, Nian, New Year, problem solving, tradition, traditional tale

    In: Junior Journal 59, Level 2, 2019

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • Sleeping Tiger.

    Sleeping Tiger

    by Vasanti Unka 

    While Tiger sleeps after a night of hunting, Rabbit, Elephant, Monkey, and Snake are awake and moving about. One by one, they discover the sleeping tiger and quickly move out of danger, but then foolish Frog comes along... 

    Series: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: animals, drama, fable, foolishness, humour, jungle, language, moral, play, pride, repetition

    In: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

    Publication date: January 2020

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