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    My Name Is Davy Lowston

    Sj l2 may 2016 cover.

    by Alan Bagnall

    illustrations by Spike Wademan 

    This text is a fictionalised recount. Davy Lowston was among a group of sealers set down on the Open Bay Islands (off the west coast of the South Island) in 1810. The ship that was to pick them up sank in a storm, and the men were marooned for four years. Their story is the basis of one of the earliest folk songs in New Zealand.

    Listen to the song of Davy Lowston:

    My Name is Davy Lowston - Song (MP3, 6 MB)

    Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: castaways, folk songs, New Zealand history, sealers, seals, shipwrecked, survival, whalers

    In: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Publication date: May 2016

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    Earthquake

    Level 3 nov 2011 cover.

    by Lynn Davis

    This narrative about a family’s experiences will give students an insight into the impact of the earthquakes in Christchurch. There are opportunities for students to gain information about life during and after the September 2010 earthquake and the concerns shared by the family and the community. 

    Series: School Journal, Level 3 November 2011

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: family, experience, earthquakes, Christchurch. September 2010 earthquake, concerns, community

    In: School Journal, Level 3 November 2011

    Publication date: November 2011

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    School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    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
    Stories Awarua The Taniwha of Porirua
    My Name Is Davy Lowston
    Poem Te Marama    
    Articles Night Light  
    Tunç Tezel: Star Man    

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: May 2016

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    Awarua The Taniwha of Porirua

    Sj l2 may 2016 cover.

    by Wiremu Grace

    Illustrations by Lee Watt

    Rereroa the albatross teaches her friend Awarua, the taniwha, how to fly. In the process, Awarua creates some of the geographical features around the Porirua area, such as the flat top of Mana Island, which was caused when she crash-landed on top of the island, and the valley in Whitireia. The story explores the tuakana–teina relationship of an expert teaching a novice.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Awarua, landforms, legends, Mana Island, myths, Porirua, Rereroa, taniwha, traditional stories, Whitireia

    In: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Publication date: May 2016

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    Davy lowston cover.

    My Name Is Davy Lowston

    Sj l2 may 2016 cover.

    by Alan Bagnall

    illustrations by Spike Wademan 

    This text is a fictionalised recount. Davy Lowston was among a group of sealers set down on the Open Bay Islands (off the west coast of the South Island) in 1810. The ship that was to pick them up sank in a storm, and the men were marooned for four years. Their story is the basis of one of the earliest folk songs in New Zealand.

    Listen to the song of Davy Lowston:

    My Name is Davy Lowston - Song (MP3, 6 MB)

    Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: castaways, folk songs, New Zealand history, sealers, seals, shipwrecked, survival, whalers

    In: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Publication date: May 2016

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    Night Light

    Sj l2 may 2016 cover.

    by David Hill

    Illustrations by Scott Pearson 

    This article presents facts and phenomena about the moon, such as tides and phases of the moon. It’s a companion piece to “Cool Facts about a Hot Place” (School Journal, Level 2, October 2015). Together they provide a great platform for exploring the Planet Earth and Beyond science strand.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: gravity, meteorites, moon, moon landing, phases of the moon, tides

    In: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Publication date: May 2015

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    Tunç Tezel: Star Man

    Sj l2 may 2016 cover.

    by David Chadwick

    Photographs by Tunç Tezel

    An interview with astrophotographer Tunç Tezel. His photographs appear in the October 2015 School Journal (Level 2). 

    Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: analemma, cameras, moon, photography, planets, solar eclipse, space, stars, Turkey, Tutulemma

    In: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Publication date: May 2016

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    Te Marama

    Sj l2 may 2016 cover.

    "Tonight I can't sleep."

    Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: koro, marama, moon, poetry, te reo Māori

    In: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

    Publication date: May 2016

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