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Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

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

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Stories Where's My Gumboot?
That's the Idea
Poems Thunder
Midnight Snack  

Series: Junior Journal

Publication date: January 2012

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Wheres my gumboot?

Where's My Gumboot?

by Kylie Parry

JJ44

In this humorous narrative, Dad has lost one of his gumboots and has to wear one of Mum’s boots to work. When he eventually finds the missing gumboot, Dad discovers a new owner – a mother hedgehog with her babies. The story uses rich descriptive language and dialogue to convey the frustration felt by Dad and the humour others find in the situation.

Purple 2

Series: Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

Learning area: English

Colour wheel level: Purple

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: humorous, narrative, gumboots, hedgehog, babies, frustration, humour

In: Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

Publication date: January 2012

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Thats the idea.

That's the Idea

by Alan Bagnall

JJ44

Shannon’s dad is very shy. When the family moves, he is happy to work around the house. Inspired by the garden project at Shannon’s school and a section that needs clearing, Dad finds friends and a way to belong in his community. He even finds a new job. This story has themes of sharing and belonging.

Gold 2

Series: Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: dad, shy, family, moves, garden, project, friends, belonging, community, new job, sharing

In: Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

Publication date: January 2012

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Making paper.

Making Paper

by Trish Puharich 

JJ44

“Making Paper” describes how a class turned waste paper into an interesting, new kind of paper. This example of a procedural text includes explanations and is well supported with photos. It requires students to “confidently use a range of processing and comprehension strategies to make meaning from and think critically about” text (from The Literacy Learning Progressions, page 14).

Gold 2

Series: Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

Learning area: English, Science

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: making paper, waste paper, procedural text, explanations, recycling, environment, technology

In: Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

Publication date: January 2012

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Thunder.

Thunder

by Judy Raymond

JJ44

This dramatic poem uses personification to vividly convey sights and sounds of a thunderstorm. It shows the narrator, in a house, taking part in a two-way communication with the thunder, which is overhead. 

Series: Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: dramatic, poem, sights, sounds, thunderstorm, thunder,

In: Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

Publication date: January 2012

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Midnight snack.

Series: Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Fiction

In: Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

Publication date: January 2012

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