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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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    Junior Journal 54, 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 3: Fun Time!
      Staying Afloat
    Poems In the Manawatū    
    Articles Life Jackets
    Fingerprints

    Series: Junior Journal

    Publication date: March 2017

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    Fingerprints

    by Iona McNaughton 

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    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

    by Feana Tu‘akoi

    illustrations by Fraser Williamson

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    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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    Zapped! Chapter 3: Fun Time!

    by Renata Hopkins

    illustrations by Scott Pearson

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    This is the third of four chapters in a humorous science-fiction story designed to “hook” year 3 students into reading chapter books. In the story so far, twins Tai and Ana have made a robot (Tidy-Bot) for the school science fair, but when the robot is zapped by lightning and comes to life, they face a series of dilemmas.

    Series: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: March 2017

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    Life Jackets

    by Katy Jordan

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    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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    In the Manawatū

    by Alan Bagnall

    illustration by Giselle Clarkson 

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    "Have you heard what we do in the Manawatū when forecasters tell us that flooding is due?"

    Series: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    In: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: March 2017

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