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School Journal Level 4 May 2016

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

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Stories Ngā Tātarakihi o Parihaka
MeMe and Me  
Man and Sea  
Poems Surge  
Plays Waiting for Toni
Articles Captain Cook Charting Our Islands
Wildboy: The Journey of Brando Yelavich  

Series: School Journal

Publication date: May 2016

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Ngā Tātarakihi o Parihaka

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This story, set at Parihaka just prior to the government raid in 1881, is told from the perspective of a young girl who was living there. The author’s great-grandmother was living at Parihaka at that time, and the story is partially based on oral history.

Series: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: cicadas, New Zealand history, New Zealand Wars, Ngā Tātarakihi, Parihaka, passive resistance, Taranaki, Te Whiti-o-Rongomai, Tohu Kākahi

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Publication date: May 2016

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Waiting for Toni

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This play is a parody of Waiting for Godot, the classic play by Samuel Beckett in which, famously, nothing happens. In addition to being performed by a group of students, all plays are literacy texts and can be used to explore ideas, language, and dialogue.

Series: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: acting, drama, humour, language, oral language, performance, play, theatre of the absurd

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Publication date: May 2016

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MeMe and Me

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Life with a new phone spins out of control.

Series: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Fiction

Topics: bullying, fantasy, friendship, horror, smartphones, technology, texting

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Man and Sea

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What are the marks of Tataua – and what does it mean to receive them?

Series: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Fiction

Topics: courage, family, leadership, Pasifika, responsibility, rites of passage, Sāmoa, Tataua, tattooing, traditional stories, Uliuli

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Wildboy: The Journey of Brando Yelavich

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by Stephanie Chamberlin

One boy's journey and what he learnt along the way.

Series: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: ADHD, adventure, Brando Yelavich, change, communication, courage, foraging, isolation, journeys, New Zealand, outdoors, personal identity, rites of passage, self-discovery, survival, tramping

In: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

Publication date: May 2016

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Surge

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by Jenny Bornholdt

A poem

Series: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Fiction

Topics: coastline, exploration, Jenny Bornholdt, nature, ocean, outdoors, poetry, sea, shore

In: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

Publication date: May 2016

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