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Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020.

PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the Junior Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:

    TSM Audio
Story Mariri, the Flying Man
Articles  Seashells
Super Shells
Activity Beach Buddy    
Play Sleeping Tiger

Series: Junior Journal

Publication date: January 2020

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Mariri the Flying Man.

Mariri the Flying Man

retold by Maria Samuela

When Mariri, a great explorer, realises his homeland of ‘Avaiki has become overcrowded, he and his warriors set off to find a new home for their people. This traditional tale, featuring rich literary language, describes their discovery of an island (now called Atiu) and Mariri’s subsequent, extraordinary plan for getting back to ‘Avaiki to bring his wife to the island.

Series: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: Atiu, ʻAvaiki, Cook Islands, courage, cultural heritage, ingenuity, Enuamanu, exploration, flight, flying, legend, Mariri, navigation, Pacific, potipoti, rakoa bird, traditional story, traditional tale

In: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

Publication date: January 2020

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Seashells.

Seashells

by Feana Tu‘akoi

“Seashells” provides information about the shells that can be found on New Zealand beaches. It includes intriguing facts and photographs. This article is linked to two other pieces in this journal: “Super Shells”, which describes some ways that people use shells, and “Beach Buddy”, a craft activity.

Series: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

Learning area: English, Science

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: adaptation, beach, bivalve, camouflage, conservation, environment, Hamish Spencer, mollusc, nacre, oyster, pāua, pearl, sea, seashell, shell, shellfish, tide

In: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

Publication date: January 2020

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Super Shells.

Super Shells

by Feana Tu‘akoi 

This report describes some of the many ways people have used shells, now and in the past. Much of the information is conveyed by intriguing, captioned photographs.

Series: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: art, collecting, culture, decoration, fishing, jewellery, Māori traditional art, money, mother of pearl, musical instruments, pāua, pāua shell house, pearl, seashell, shell, shell collection, tools

In: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

Publication date: January 2020

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Beach Buddy.

Beach Buddy

by Fifi Colston

Shells come in all shapes and sizes. Next time youʼre on the beach, pick some up and look at them closely. What do you notice? What do they make you think of? Do they look like part of an animal? You could use shells to make a beach buddy, a crazy creature from the seashore.

Series: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

Learning area: English, The Arts

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: art, craft, decoration, instructions, modelling clay, ornament, process, shell, step-by-step, toy, visual art

In: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

Publication date: January 2020

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Sleeping Tiger.

Sleeping Tiger

by Vasanti Unka 

While Tiger sleeps after a night of hunting, Rabbit, Elephant, Monkey, and Snake are awake and moving about. One by one, they discover the sleeping tiger and quickly move out of danger, but then foolish Frog comes along... 

Series: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

Learning area: English, The Arts

Colour wheel level: Purple

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: animals, drama, fable, foolishness, humour, jungle, language, moral, play, pride, repetition

In: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

Publication date: January 2020

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