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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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  • Dig in cover.

    Dig In!

    by Bronwen Wall

    photographs by Mark Coote

    JJ52 cover image.

    This report describes the Garden to Table programme and how it operates at Cannons Creek School. The programme involves teachers and community volunteers and helps students learn how to grow and cook their own fruit, vegetables, and herbs.

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 52, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 52, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: January 2016

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  • The green team cover.

    The Green Team

    by Diana Noonan

    illustrations by Josh Morgan 

    JJ52 cover image.

    The Green Team enter a competition that involves growing vegetables and using them to cook a meal, but the weather turns out to be a big problem. The team need to think creatively if they are to have a chance of winning. This story features characters (and food) from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. 

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 52, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 52, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: January 2016

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  • Jungle in my garden cover.

    The Jungle in my Garden

    by Dr Simon Pollard

    JJ52 cover image.

    This report describes some common spiders and insects found in New Zealand gardens. The author, an expert on spiders, considers the spiders and insects in his garden to be as exciting as wild animals in a jungle. 

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 52, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English, Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 52, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: January 2016

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  • Tōku pepeha cover image.

    Tōku Pepeha

    by Pareraukawa Moore

    Junior journal 53 cover image.

    This text follows on from the article “Pepeha” in this journal. The author, Pareraukawa Moore, describes her own pepeha and what each element means to her.

    Series: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: ancestors, belonging, community, connections, environment, family, family history, family tree, grandparents, hapū, heritage, introductions, iwi, marae, Ngātokowaru Papatūānuku, pepeha, relationships, Tainui, Takitimu, Tararua, te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, tūpuna, waka, whānau

    In: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: September 2016

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  • Pepeha cover image.

    Pepeha

    by Pātaka and Monique Moore

    Junior journal 53 cover image.

    This article explains what a pepeha is and why it is important in Māori culture.

    Series: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: ancestors, belonging, community, connections, environment, family, family history, hapū, heritage, introductions, iwi, marae, pepeha, relationships, te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, tūpuna, waka, whānau

    In: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: September 2016

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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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  • Fingerprints cover image.

    Fingerprints

    by Iona McNaughton 

    JJ54 cover image.

    This article explains how police find and take fingerprints from a crime scene and use them to help solve the crime. The article gives an insight into the work of a fingerprint expert. It includes instructions about how students can take their own fingerprints.

    Series: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, Science, Social Sciences, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: March 2017

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  • Staying afloat cover.

    Staying Afloat

    by Feana Tu‘akoi

    illustrations by Fraser Williamson

    JJ54 cover image.

    This humorous story has a serious message. When Grandad takes Vika and Kele out on his boat, he insists that the children wear life jackets and tells them a story from his childhood in Tonga that explains why.

    Series: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: March 2017

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  • Life jackets cover.

    Life Jackets

    by Katy Jordan

    JJ54 cover image.

    This report outlines the history of life jacket development and explains how life jackets help keep people safe.

    Series: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: March 2017

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  • Making money cover image

    Making Money

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Tricia Glensor

    This report is about New Zealand money, explaining where our money comes from and how and why the notes and coins have changed over time. It also describes the security features on the banknotes.

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: banknotes, change, coins, currency, design, financial capability, financial literacy, holograms, money, recycling, Reserve Bank, security features, technology

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

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