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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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Connected supports Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories and Tīkanga ā-Iwi, social sciences, inclusion, and wellbeing – within integrated literacy programmes. 

Connected has three issues for students in years 4–8, aligned to curriculum levels 2, 3, and 4. 

Alongside Connected, a new publication for Māori-medium kura called He Kōrero Tātai is available on Kauwhata Reo. He Kōrero Tātai also has three issues and supports Te Takanga o Te Wā within Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. 

Connected is distributed to all English-medium schools and He Kōrero Tātai is distributed to Māori-medium kura. Copies of both Connected and He Kōrero Tātai can be requested from Down the Back of the Chair

All Connected and He Kōrero Tātai articles are also available as beautifully designed Google Slides with embedded audio. One article in each book has additional digital content. Each article has Teacher and Kaiako support materials available online.

Before 2022, the focus of the Connected series was scientific, technological, and mathematical literacy, and there are 24 texts with this STEM focus that are still available to view and download, along with images and additional media.

Connected 2022 Level 2 – Ki te hoe! | Let’s get going! cover.
Connected 2022 Level 3 – Ka ora kāinga rua | A new beginning cover.
Connected 2022 Level 4 – He māpihi maurea | A prized possession cover.

What is available online?

Connected+ articles are available on Google Slides

Digital versions of each article are available on Google Drive using Google Slides.

Teacher Support Material (TSM) is available in MS Word and PDF

The TSMs for Connected+ are available digitally as downloadable PDFs and as MS Word documents for download and editing. Using the editable MS Word file, teachers can adapt the learning activities to meet the needs of their students and the context for learning.

Content available for re-use

Most of the images, text, videos, audio, and graphic elements for Connected+ are available for teachers and students to download and reuse for educational purposes. You must attribute the writers, illustrators, and photographers of any material you reuse. Acknowledgements are found at the end of each Google Slides article, and on the inside back cover of each printed issue. Some images are provided under a Creative Commons attribution-only licence. This material can be used by anyone for any purpose, as long as the creators are attributed. Find out more about the Creative Commons licences.

Additional multimedia content for Connected+ articles

The digital version of one article in each issue of Connected+ has additional digital content, such as video, additional images, website links, animation, and audio.

Ordering resources

To order resources please contact Ministry of Education resource catalogue by e-mail or by freephone 0800 660 662 or freefax 0800 660 663.

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