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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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  • English
  • Science
  • Technology
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  • Non-fiction
  • Nature of science
  • Living world
  • Nature of technology
  • Planet Earth and beyond
  • Physical world
  • Engage with science
  • Critique evidence
  • Articles
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  • Global action cover image.

    Global Action

    Recycled plastic stack.

    by Phillip Simpson

    This detailed article looks at the science and politics of climate change. It examines what global warming is, explores how scientists use computer modelling to predict the impact of climate change, and explains how scientific innovations in New Zealand could help reduce our agricultural emissions.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 4 - Where to Next?

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Planet Earth and beyond

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 4 - Where to Next?

    Publication date: November 2017

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  • Captured in ice cover image.

    Captured in Ice

    Two scientists on ice.

    by Veronika Meduna

    Nancy Bertler is a scientist who studies the ice. She’s been examining Antarctic ice cores to discover what Earth’s climate was like in the past – and how it might change in the future.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Planet Earth and beyond

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 3 - Mahi Tahi

    Publication date: November 2017

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  • Gardening in the living room cover image.

    Gardening in the Living Room

    Small bird on tree stump.

    by Sophie Fern

    Balaclava School has a new greenhouse called the Living Room. The students find out how the environment inside the Living Room helps plants grow during the cold Dunedin winters and investigate which vegetables grow best inside and outside its unique climate.

    Series: Connected 2017 Level 2 - Taking Action

    Learning area: English, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world, Nature of technology

    Capability: Engage with science

    In: Connected 2017 Level 2 - Taking Action

    Publication date: November 2017

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  • Photograph of a lake thawing in alaska.

    Listening to the Land

    Robot.

     Pauline Harris, a scientist of Rongomaiwahine and Ngāti Kahungunu descent, is working with a team of researchers to collect and record mātauranga from iwi and hapū about plants and animals in Aotearoa. The team is using a computer program to record the mātauranga and connect it to particular times and places in history. They hope that this information will help us understand how climate change is affecting Aotearoa’s wildlife and ecosystems, knowledge that we can then use to plan for the change.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 3 - Cracking the Code

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    In: Connected 2018 Level 3 - Cracking the Code

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Lighting the way with solar energy cover.

    Lighting the Way with Solar Energy

    Is that so.

    by Andrew & Anna Dickson

    When Tokelau decided to switch to renewable energy, they thought critically about all the options. They decided that solar energy was a cost-effective option suited to the sunny Tokelaun climate. Over four thousand solar panels were installed on Tokelau, making them the first country in the world to use 100 percent renewable energy. Now they hope to inspire others to make the switch.

    Series: Connected 2015 level 4 - Is That So?

    Learning area: English, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Physical world, Nature of technology

    Capability: Critique evidence

    In: Connected 2015 level 4 - Is That So?

    Publication date: January 2015

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