Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
- Social Sciences
- Health and Physical Education
- Mathematics and Statistics
- The Arts
- Nature of science
- Living world
- Nature of technology
- Geometry and Measurement
- Physical world
- Planet Earth and beyond
- Number and Algebra
- Technological knowledge
- Material world
- Technological practice
- Gather and interpret data
- Use evidence
- Critique evidence
- Engage with science
- Interpret representations
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The Sea Devil
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."
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.
Rise Up: The Story of the Dawn Raids and the Polynesian Panthers
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.
This article introduces and explains the concept of algorithms in a simple and engaging way. It supports understanding of this abstract concept by providing concrete examples from everyday life, mathematics, and computer programming.
The War on Weeds
Students at Kaniere School are helping scientists combat the spread of weeds. They’re using simple digital technology to identify the weeds and upload the information to a national database. The article shows how students can use digital technology to become citizen scientists and act locally on a national issue.
Lighting the Sky with Raspberry Pi
Students at Fernridge School have created a digital light display for Matariki using Raspberry Pi computers. This article shows how the students created the light display, providing a real-life context for exploring how computers work.
Ryan Kothe, an animator from Auckland, uses stop-motion animation to make short videos and advertisements. In this article, he explains how to create your own stop-motion animation movie.
To Build a Bot
This article describes the process undertaken by three students from Feilding’s Manchester Street School as they designed and built a robot that won the New Zealand VEX IQ Challenge. The article offers an authentic way of introducing students to programming and computational thinking, as well as physics and engineering concepts related to energy, weight, and balance.