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  • Kara's Music

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Colour wheel level: Turquoise

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • Scarlett's Scarf

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • Big Machine Boogie

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    Series: Ready to Read

    Shared texts

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • School Journal Level 2 August 2019.

    School Journal Level 2 August 2019

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

        TSM Audio
    Articles Wētā  
    Pencarrow: New Zealand’s First Lighthouse
    Poem Ika a Whiro     
    Stories Stealing Maru  
    Max and Alice  

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: August 2019

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    Wētā.

    Wētā

    by Philippa Werry

    Many people are scared of wētā. They are big and covered in spikes, they hide in dark places, and they can sometimes jump. You might find one in the garden or in a piece of old wood. There could be one hiding in your letterbox – or even in your shoe!

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: “The Bat That Walks on the Ground” SJ L2 April 2013 | “Nasty Nits” SJ L2 Oct 2013 | “Seals” SJ L2 Nov 2016 | “Bugbix for Breakfast” SJ L2 May 2017 | “The Zoo Debate” SJ L2 May 2017 | “The Striped Invader” SJ L2 May 2019 | “Harwoods Hole” SJ L2 May 2019 | “Ika a Whiro” SJ L2 August 2019 | “Sharks” SJ L3 June 2018 | “The Jungle in My Garden” JJ 52 | “Staying Alive” The Buzz of Bees, Connected 2, 2012

    Topics: adaptation, cave life, cave wētā, endangered, environment, giant wētā, ground wētā, habitat, insects, moulting, nocturnal, predator, tree wētā, tusked wētā, wētā

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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    Ika a Whiro.

    Ika a Whiro

    by Kelly Joseph

    Under a moonless sky, two armoured warriors creep from tree burrows, long antennae sensing a challenger nearby.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Topics: adaptation, battle, combat, environment, habitat, insects, language, nocturnal, poem, poetry, Tāne, te ao Māori, te reo Māori, traditional stories, verse, wētā, Whiro

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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    Stealing Maru.

    Stealing Maru

    by Maria Samuela; illustrations by Elspeth Alix Batt

    Long ago, when the world still believed in magic, there was a majestic maunga, or mountain, on the island of Rarotonga. The maunga was called Maru, which means shade. The maunga stood over the village of Puaikura like a giant guardian.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Topics: Aitutaki, Arorangi, bravery, cleverness, Cook Islands, jealousy, legend, Maru, maunga, Maunga Pu, mountains, myth, Pacific, Pasifika, Puaikura, Raemaru, Rarotonga, traditional stories, trickery

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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    Pencarrow: New Zealand’s First Lighthouse.

    Pencarrow: New Zealand’s First Lighthouse

    by Tricia Glensor

    New Zealand’s coastline has always been a dangerous place for ships and boats. Early Māori knew that. Several traditional stories tell of waka being washed onto rocks in storms. Since the 1790s, when the first Pākehā reached New Zealand, more than 2,300 ships have been wrecked in New Zealand waters.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: “Journey on the Sea” SJ L3 Aug 2018 | “Six Photos” SJ L3 Aug 2016 | “My Name is Davy Lowston” SJ L2 May 2016 | “What a Disaster!” SJ L2 Aug 2012 | “Building for the Future” Mahi Tahi, Connected 3, 2017 | “Life Jackets” JJ 54 | “An Island in Time” SJSL 2011

    Topics: benefit, change, coastlines, employment, Fresnel lens, history, jobs, lenses, lighthouse, lighthouse keeper, maritime safety, Mary Jane Bennett, New Zealand history, Pencarrow, shipwrecks, technology, Wellington Harbour, work

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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    Max and Alice.

    Max and Alice

    by Bernard Beckett; illustrations by Sarah Illingworth

    On the day of the swimming sports, Max took off his shoes and socks and put them on again three times. Only then was he happy that his socks were lined up exactly the way he liked them.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Related titles: “A Bit of a Laugh” SJ L2 May 2012 | “Nobody Laughed” SJ L2 Sept 2014 | “Low Tide” SJ L3 Aug 2016 | “The Show Went On” SJ L2 Nov 2017 | “No Big Deal” JJ 51

    Topics: Asperger’s, ASD, Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, birthday, bullying, difference, diversity, friendship, identity, interpersonal skills, managing self, relating to others, relationships, respect, school, smiles, support

    In: School Journal Level 2 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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  • School Journal Level 3 August 2019.

    School Journal Level 3 August 2019

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

        TSM
    Stories Checkmate  
    In Colour  
    The Mohawk  
    Trespass
    Poem Instructions for Travelling without Touching the Ground
    Play Smash Hit  
    Article Tupaia: Master Navigator

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: August 2019

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    Checkmate.

    Checkmate

    by Paul Mason; illustrations by Kieran Rynhart

    When do you make the most important move?

    Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Topics: brothers, change, chess, difference, expectation, family, father, identity, individuality, relationships, rugby, strategy, team sports

    In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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    Instructions for Travelling without Touching the Ground.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Related titles: “Not Your Normal Tent” SJ L3 Nov 2016 | “No Rhyme” SJ L3 Aug 2015 | “Dog Training” SJ L3 Aug 2017 | “River Swimming” SJ L3 June 2018 | “Acrostic Poem” SJ L3 Aug 2018 | “Words” SJ L3 May 2019 | “Fly” SJ L4 May 2019

    Topics: ambition, convention, dreams, flying, humour, instructions, language, narrative poem, poem, poetry, structure, verse, whimsy, wings

    In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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    In Colour.

    In Colour

    by Thomasin Sleigh; illustrations by Elspeth Alix Batt

    “Grace had a sudden, terrible thought. What if Grandma didn’t get better?”

    Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Topics: age, caring, change, family, grandparents, illness, imagination, loss, love, old age, photography, relationships

    In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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    Tupaia: Master Navigator.

    Tupaia: Master Navigator

    by Hanahiva Rose

    The story of Tupaia, a navigator and high priest from the island of Rā‘iātea. 

    Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Related titles: “Hakaraia: Warrior Peacemaker” SJ L4 May 2015 | “Captain Cook: Charting Our Islands” SJ L4 May 2016 | “Sixth Sense” SJ L2 Aug 2018

    Topics: art, change, colonisation, communication, diplomacy, discovery, Endeavour, exploration, Gisborne, history, interpreting, James Cook, Joseph Banks, journeys, language, Māori, migration, misunderstanding, navigation, New Zealand history, Pacific, Polynesia, Rā‘iātea, science, Tahiti, Taiato, Taputapuātea, Te Hā, te reo Māori, Tolaga Bay, transit of Venus, translation, Tupaia, Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Ūawa, unknown southern continent

    In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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    The Mohawk.

    The Mohawk

    by Sarah Johnson; illustrations by Elliot Elam

    “Leo screwed his eyes tighter. He wasn’t ready to look.”

    Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Topics: bullying, change, friendship, hair, hairstyle, identity, individuality, mohawk, pride, protest, rebellion, role model, school, siblings, social action

    In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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    Trespass.

    Trespass

    by Vince Ford; illustrations by Leilani Isara

    An afternoon bike ride has complications.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Related titles: “The Red Ball” SJ L3 May 2015 | “The Rules” SJ L3 Oct 2015 | “Oakley Creek” SJ L4 Oct 2015 | “How to Be Normal” SJ L4 Nov 2018 | “Donkey Sleepover” SJ L3 May 2019 | “Broken Wing” SJ L3 May 2019

    Topics: adventure, brothers, bush, change, courage, danger, dares, exploration, friendship, group dynamics, identity, loyalty, peer pressure, quick thinking, relationships, rules, siblings, trespassing, waterhole

    In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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    Smash Hit.

    Smash Hit

    by Jo Randerson; illustrations Scott Pearson

    Writing a skit in ten minutes.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Topics: drama, humour, language, performance, play, Shakespeare, show, skit, teamwork

    In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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