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Junior Journal 43, Level 2, 2011

Junior Journal 43, Level 2, 2011

Teacher support materials (TSM) and audio are available for the following resources:

    TSM Audio
Stories Shark Attack  
At the Game  
Articles Catching Mustelids  
  Hoiho  
  A New Home for Mokomoko  

Series: Junior Journal

Publication date: January 2011

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Shark attack.

Shark Attack

by Ruth Hamilton

Junior Journal 43

Harry finds it hard to sit still in class. In this humorous narrative, he brings an exciting item to share for news. Unfortunately, it ends up causing an unfortunate accident that prevents Harry from sitting down at all!

Purple 2

Series: Junior Journal 43, Level 2, 2011

Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

Colour wheel level: Purple

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: humorous, narrative, accident

In: Junior Journal 43, Level 2, 2011

Publication date: January 2011

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Catching mustelids.

Catching Mustelids

by Bronwen Wall

Junior Journal 43

This report, told from the perspective of a young girl, describes how and why her grandad catches mustelids (ferrets, stoats, and weasels). The theme of predators continues in the poem “ Hoiho” in the same Journal, providing an opportunity for students to integrate ideas from both texts. A third text in this Journal, “A New Home for Mokomoko”, continues the theme of protection of native wildlife.

Gold 1

Series: Junior Journal 43, Level 2, 2011

Learning area: English, Science

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: report, mustelids, ferrets, stoats, and weasels, predators, protection, native, wildlife

In: Junior Journal 43, Level 2, 2011

Publication date: January 2011

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Hoiho.

Hoiho

Junior Journal 43

Hoiho (a yellow-eyed penguin) is being pursued by a seal, and in this dramatic poem, the writer urges Hoiho to move fast and escape. Neither creature can move as well on land as they can in the water, and the descriptive, dramatic language, with frequent repetition of similar sounds, conveys a vivid image of the desperate “Wibble wobble, flip flop” pursuit. This example of a native bird in danger provides a thematic link to “Catching Mustelids” in the same Journal. 

Series: Junior Journal 43, Level 2, 2011

Learning area: English, Science

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: Hoiho, yellow-eyed penguin, seal, poem, water, native bird, danger

In: Junior Journal 43, Level 2, 2011

Publication date: January 2011

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Home for mokomoko.

A New Home for Mokomoko

by Vanessa Hatley-Owen

Junior Journal 43

When a class from Westmere School find out that mokomoko (skinks) are a protected species, they decide to build a mokomoko refuge. This recount describes the process and provides information about mokomoko and their survival needs. It provides opportunities for students to practise identifying and summarising main points, about both the process and mokomoko.

Gold 1

Series: Junior Journal 43, Level 2, 2011

Learning area: English, Science, Technology

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: Westmere School, mokomoko, skinks, protected species, refuge, survival, protection, native wild life

In: Junior Journal 43, Level 2, 2011

Publication date: January 2011

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At the game.

At the Game

by Sharyn Jones

Junior Journal 43

Brady finds a wallet on his arrival at the stadium for a rugby game and is upset at the prospect of missing kick off when Dad insists on handing in the wallet right away. Luckily, their good deed is rewarded. The moral dilemma and author’s message in this text will promote rich discussion, and you may wish to read and discuss it over more than one session.

Purple 2

Series: Junior Journal 43, Level 2, 2011

Learning area: English

Colour wheel level: Purple

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: stadium, rugby game, good deed, rewarded, moral dilemma

In: Junior Journal 43, Level 2, 2011

Publication date: January 2011

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