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    Mossie

    School Journal L2 Nov 2016 cover image

    by Tira Johnson

    "Riki didn’t want lunch. His puku was feeling weird – all tight and jumpy. It had jumped all the way to school as he walked behind his cousin Tu."

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2016

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: Australia, change, culture, fitting in, games, heritage, immigration, Mossies, rugby, relating to others, school, touch, te reo Māori, tikanga

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2016

    Publication date: November 2016

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    School Journal Level 2 November 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 Lost in the Bush  
    Mossie  
    Articles Getting Closer  
    The Polish Refugee Children
    Poem Close-up    

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: November 2016

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    Lost in the Bush

    School Journal L2 Nov 2016 cover image

    by Serie Barford

    The style of this graphic text will appeal to many students, and the humour will engage their interest. The story concerns an urban school group on a trip to the bush. The children are told the rules of the bush and set off to complete their worksheets.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2016

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: accidents, action, bush, comics, Department of Conservation, first aid, graphic novel, graphic text, illustrations, leadership, lost, managing self, Pasifika, responsibility, safety, survival, teamwork

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2016

    Publication date: November 2016

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    Book cover.

    Mossie

    School Journal L2 Nov 2016 cover image

    by Tira Johnson

    "Riki didn’t want lunch. His puku was feeling weird – all tight and jumpy. It had jumped all the way to school as he walked behind his cousin Tu."

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2016

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: Australia, change, culture, fitting in, games, heritage, immigration, Mossies, rugby, relating to others, school, touch, te reo Māori, tikanga

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2016

    Publication date: November 2016

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    Getting Closer

    School Journal L2 Nov 2016 cover image

    by Paul Sorrell

    This article, written from the perspective of a wildlife photographer, will appeal to and engage young readers. The subject matter for his camera – tomtits in the Ōrokonui Ecosanctuary – is central to the information about photography.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2016

    Learning area: English, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: birds, birdsong, birdwatching, cameras, conservation, ecosanctuary, endangered species, environment, fieldcraft, kōmiromiro, miromiro, ngirungiru, Ōrokonui Ecosanctuary, photography, species, tomtits

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2016

    Publication date: November 2016

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    The Polish Refugee Children

    School Journal L2 Nov 2016 cover image

    by Ali MacKisack

    This true story of Adelphi Zawada’s grandparents will be engaging for students in year 4, although it is complex and presents some interesting challenges. Adelphi tells how her grandparents, as children, along with over a million other Polish people, were sent to work camps in Russia following the invasion of their country by the USSR during the Second World War.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2016

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: change, citizenship, community, conflict, culture, family, grandparents, heritage, immigration, Iran, loss, Pahiatua, Persia, Poland, Polish Children’s Camp, refugees, Second World War, separation, survival, traditions, USSR, World War Two

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2016

    Publication date: November 2016

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    Close-up

    School Journal L2 Nov 2016 cover image

    by Tim Upperton

    "Bird on a branch.

    Tomtit on a broken twig.

    Male ngirungiru in a makomako tree..."

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2016

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: birds, birdwatching, illustration, ngirungiru, observation, poetry, tomtit

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2016

    Publication date: November 2016

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