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Junior Journal 45, Level 2, 2012

Junior Journal 45, Level 2, 2012

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

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Stories The Stowaway
Poems Uira
Articles Tākapu
Pōhutukawa  

Series: Junior Journal

Publication date: January 2012

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The stowaway.

The Stowaway

by Katie Furze 

JJ 45 cover

Walter is a cat who catches mice at the factory next door to his home. He has friends at the factory who, like his family, are very fond of him. When he doesn’t come home for his dinner, the family is worried and checks with the factory workers. Where can Walter be? The story shifts back in time to show the reader that Walter has been accidentally trapped in a shipping container. He arrives in Australia many days later and, thanks to a kindly quarantine officer, he is returned to his family. A page at the end of the story includes a map, a photo, and some information about the real cat that “The Stowaway” is based on.

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Series: Junior Journal 45, Level 2, 2012

Learning area: English

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: cat, mice, friends, trapped

In: Junior Journal 45, Level 2, 2012

Publication date: January 2012

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Uira.

Uira

JJ 45 cover

This short, dramatic poem is in te reo Māori with an accompanying English interpretation. It describes the sights and sounds of lightning as Tāwhirimātea performs a haka. Tāwhirimātea is one of the children of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. He didn’t want his parents to separate. When his brothers separated his parents to let light into the world, Tāwhirimātea caused violent storms. He is the Atua of the winds, clouds, rain, hail, snow, and storms. “Atua” refers to ancestors who have a continued influence on people’s lives.

Series: Junior Journal 45, Level 2, 2012

Learning area: Science

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: dramatic, poem, te reo Māori,lightning,Tāwhirimātea, performs, haka, Ranginui, Papatūānuku, myth, legend, traditional

In: Junior Journal 45, Level 2, 2012

Publication date: January 2012

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Takapu.

Tākapu

by Katie Furze 

JJ 45 cover

The tākapu is also called the Australasian gannet. In this article, the author explains why she thinks the tākapu is an amazing bird. The text contains specialised vocabulary and some unfamiliar concepts, which are well-supported by the context, photographs, and maps.

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Series: Junior Journal 45, Level 2, 2012

Learning area: English, Science

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: tākapu, Australasian, gannet, bird

In: Junior Journal 45, Level 2, 2012

Publication date: January 2012

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Pohutukawa

Pōhutukawa

by Kate Boyle 

JJ 45 cover

This article explores different aspects of this New Zealand tree, including a description of its preferred habitat, the special features that help it survive, the creatures that live in or on it, and the significance it has for Māori. Students also learn that pōhutukawa are in danger from people and from possums – these trees need help to survive.

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Series: Junior Journal 45, Level 2, 2012

Learning area: English, Science

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: article, New Zealand, tree, habitat, survive, creatures, Māori, pōhutukawa, endangered

In: Junior Journal 45, Level 2, 2012

Publication date: January 2012

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