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  • Barney whiterats cover.

    Barney Whiterats

    SJ L3 cover image Oct 2015

    by Glenn Colquhoun

    “Barney Whiterats” is a text in three parts. Students have to consider: a poem by one of New Zealand’s most respected poets, a musical setting of the poem as a lullaby, and an explanation of the poet’s inspiration that includes an old black-and-white photograph of a swagman.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Barney Whiterats, melody, music, onomatopoeia, poetry, rhythm, swagmen

    In: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

    Publication date: October 2015

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  • Sharks cover

    Sharks

    by Alison Ballance

    illustrated by Gavin Mouldey

    This article provides information on sharks, focusing particularly on sharks found in New Zealand waters such as great white, rig, and deep-sea sharks.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 June 2018

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: adaptation, by-catch, camouflage, chimaeras, conservation, eagle rays, endangered species, fish, great whites, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), predators, rays, rigs, sharks, skates, stingrays

    In: School Journal Level 3 June 2018

    Publication date: June 2018

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  • Child with a bee in their hair.

    Buzzy Bee

    Poem card

    A poem with a strong New Zealand setting reflected in the illustrations – great for teaching onomatopoeia! (This card is ordered individually.)

    Download the full size PDF using the Text link.

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: English

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • Border security cover image.

    Protecting the Border

    by Paul Neveldsen

    This article describes the systems and technologies that have been developed to prevent unwanted pests, diseases, and goods coming into New Zealand and to prevent precious taonga such as native species being smuggled out of the country.

    Series: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Technology

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Statistics, Technological knowledge, Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2011 Level 3 - Border Security

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Making money cover image

    Making Money

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Tricia Glensor

    This report is about New Zealand money, explaining where our money comes from and how and why the notes and coins have changed over time. It also describes the security features on the banknotes.

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: banknotes, change, coins, currency, design, financial capability, financial literacy, holograms, money, recycling, Reserve Bank, security features, technology

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

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  • Sun, Wind or Rain? cover.

    Sun, Wind or Rain?

    Show and Tell L2 cover.

    by Matt Vance

    People in Aotearoa New Zealand have been predicting the weather for years. From violent storms to warm breezes, by observing patterns in nature people can tell what tomorrow will bring. 

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 2 – Show and Tell

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Planet Earth and beyond

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 2 – Show and Tell

    Publication date: December 2016

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  • Diary of a wild boy cover.

    Diary of a Wild Boy

    by Brando Yelavich 

    Diary of a Wild Boy is a true, first-person diary account of how 19-year-old Brando Yelavich circumambulated the New Zealand coastline on foot and, for the most part, alone. 

    Series: School Journal Story Library

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 5, 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2016

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  • Winning the bledisloe cup cover.

    Winning the Bledisloe Cup

    Connected 2014 L2 cover.

    by Neale Pitches

    How did two market gardeners become Bledisloe Cup champions? They used horticulture – the science of growing plants. Joe and Fay Gock’s innovations have changed the ways vegetables are grown in New Zealand. 

    Series: Connected 2014 level 2 - How Do You Know?

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science

    Capability: Use evidence

    In: Connected 2014 level 2 - How Do You Know?

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Jungle in my garden cover.

    The Jungle in my Garden

    by Dr Simon Pollard

    JJ52 cover image.

    This report describes some common spiders and insects found in New Zealand gardens. The author, an expert on spiders, considers the spiders and insects in his garden to be as exciting as wild animals in a jungle. 

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 52, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English, Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 52, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: January 2016

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  • Old tuatara.

    Old Tuatara

    by Joy Cowley

    drawings by Clare Bowes 

    This very “New Zealand” text features a tuatara who appears to be asleep but who is, in fact, waiting to catch a meal. It has strong links to Fantail, Fantail (shared).

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Magenta

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 1983

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