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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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  • Score cover image.

    Score!

    Cover image school journal level 2 august 2017.

    by Bronwen Wall

    "Tiana tucks the ball under her arm and races up the field. It’s three tackles down – there’s only one more play left in this set. The other team is waiting for her."

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2017

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: Kiwi Ferns, league, Mini League, Mod League, rugby league, rules, sport, teamwork, winter sports, Women’s Rugby League World Cup

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2017

    Publication date: August 2017

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    The Best Team Ever

    Cover image school journal level 2 august 2017.

    by Philippa Werry

    illustrated by Fraser Williamson

    This play follows 6 students grouped together to make a wearable arts costume. The students are forced to improvise after their original idea doesn't go as planned.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2017

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: contributing, cooperation, costumes, creativity, drama, found materials, groups, imagination, plays, problem solving, school, teamwork, wearable arts

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2017

    Publication date: August 2017

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    A Gust of Wind

    Cover image school journal level 2 august 2017.

    by Sarah Penwarden

    illustrated by Rachel Walker and Adam Pryor

    In this four-stanza, illustrated poem, Sarah Penwarden uses rich imagery to describe the four seasons. The first-person narrator is a child, and the poem also reflects his or her relationship with grandparents. 

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2017

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: autumn, birds, change, family, flowers, grandad, grandma, grandparents, imagery, metaphor, poetry, seasons, simile, spring, summer, winter

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2017

    Publication date: August 2017

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    Up the Guts

    Cover image school journal level 2 august 2017.

    by Paora Tibble

    illustrated by Munro Te Whata

    This fast-paced story follows Para (the narrator) and her older brother, Shane, as they practise their rugby league skills in their backyard, then play a game of league with the rest of their team.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2017

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: family, humour, league, Māori, practice, rugby league, siblings, skills, sport, teamwork, te reo Māori, tungāne–tuahine, whānau

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2017

    Publication date: August 2017

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  • Jack and the beanstalk cover image.

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    retold by Kylie Parry

    illustrated by Philip Webb

    This retelling of a classic tale gives students the opportunity to explore features of fairy tales and provides a stepping stone to further reading.

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2017

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  • Joe's news cover image.

    Joe's News

    by Tricia Glensor

    illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt

    When Troy’s class find out that a Deaf boy, named Joe, will be coming to their school, they are worried they won’t be able to talk to him. Their teacher arranges for the children to learn sign language.

    Green 3

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2017

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    The Little Red Hen

    retold by Kylie Parry

    illustrated by Giselle Clarkson

    Engaging features in this story include the humour, the fantasy context (the animals behaving like humans), strong characterisation, a series of repeated events, literary language, and a clear underlying message.

    Green 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Green

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2017

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    Watching the Game

    by Emeli Sione

    illustrated by Jenny Cooper

    When Mika and Mum go to watch Tusi and Pati play touch rugby, they take Rocky the dog with them. Rocky enjoys playing with the tennis ball – but then he suddenly catches sight of the rugby ball on the field! This is the third story about Mika’s family.

    Blue 2

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Blue

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2017

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    Wheels

    by Bronwen Wall

    This non-fiction text makes connections to students’ everyday experiences of using wheels. It also explores the history of wheels, how wheels work, and some different sorts of wheels, providing many “stepping-off points” for further reading and investigation. 

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science, Technology

    Category: Non-fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: September 2017

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    Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the Junior Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:

        TSM Audio
    Stories Zapped! Chapter 4: Machine Mayhem
    Poems Tukutuku
    Plays Stop Thief    
    Articles Making Money
    Take Note
    Weaving Tukutuku

    Series: Junior Journal

    Publication date: September 2017

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    Tukutuku cover image.

    Tukutuku

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Kelly Joseph

    images by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White

    The poem “Tukutuku” explores how tukutuku panels are made and the symbolism of some of the patterns, through vivid figurative language. 

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: kaokao, māngōroa, Māori traditional culture, poetry, storytelling, symbolism, tukutuku, tukutuku panels, weavers, weaving, wharenui

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

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    Zapped cover image.

    Zapped! Chapter 4: Machine Mayhem

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Renata Hopkins

    illustrated by Scott Pearson

    This is the final chapter of the Zapped series (The first three chapters are in Junior Journals 52, 53, and 54.) The story began with Tai and Ana making a robot for the school science fair – but then the robot was zapped by lightning and came to life, causing a lot of trouble for the twins. Then other machines came to life and started to act strangely. Now there seems to be the potential for even more trouble ahead, and the outcome for the twins and Tidy-Bot is uncertain.

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

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

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

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    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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    Stop Thief

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Simon Cooke

    illustrated by Hannah Hageraats

    "Did you hear that? Those humans want to take our pictures and put them on banknotes. We’ll be famous!"

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Topics: banknotes, birds, hoiho, humour, kārearea, kea, kōkako, mohua, native bush, photography, play, whio

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

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    Take note cover image.

    Take Note

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Tricia Glensor

    This article provides information about the images on New Zealand banknotes, using the $5 note as an example. It provides opportunities for students to think critically about what makes the images special to New Zealanders.

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Antarctica, Aoraki, banknotes, Campbell Island, Campbell Island daisy, change, design, Ernest Rutherford, financial capability, financial literacy, hoiho, images, Kate Sheppard, money, Mount Cook, Reserve Bank, Ross lily, Sir Āpirana Ngata, Sir Edmund Hillary, Subantarctic Islands, technology, The Queen, tukutuku

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

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    Weaving tukutuku cover image.

    Weaving Tukutuku

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Kelly Joseph

    This article explains how tukutuku panels are made and the symbolism of some of the patterns, including the patterns that feature on our $5 and $10 banknotes.

    Gold 2

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Māori meeting house, Māori traditional culture, storytelling, symbolism, tukutuku, tukutuku panels, weavers, weaving, wharenui

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

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