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Instructional Series

Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.

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  • Comic man cover.

    Comic Man

    Book cover.

     by Kate De Goldi

    How does being a comic book artist happen?

    Series: School Journal Level 4 October 2015

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: art, careers, cartoons, comics, creativity, dialogue, drawing, Dylan Horrocks, graphic novels, graphic text, stories, storylines

    In: School Journal Level 4 October 2015

    Publication date: October 2015

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  • Family photographs cover.

    Family Photographs

    Book cover.

    by Alison Wong 

    In this prose poem, the poet reflects on two old photographs that show her father at different ages. In one, her father was four years old and was living in New Zealand with his family. By the time of the second photo, the family had gone back to China and there are two more children. Both photos show his siblings, and the clothes they wear reflect the styles of the two very different countries.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 October 2015

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: ancestry, Chinese, estrangement, family, history, immigration, New Zealand history, poetry, poll tax

    In: School Journal Level 4 October 2015

    Publication date: October 2015

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  • A real steal cover

    A Real Steal

    L4 cover image may2013.

    by James O’Sullivan

    An art gallery has a new exhibition and it’s hired a security guard to make sure no one touches the paintings. A visiting art critic has strong opinions about the value of the works, but things start going wrong when a thief enters. The humour in the play comes from the diverse array of characters and their changing opinions on the value of the “art”. 

    Series: School Journal Level 4, May 2013

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: “Kebabs” SJ 4.2.09 | “Terrible Pirates” SJ 4.3.07 | “The Army of Doom” SJ 4.3.08

    In: School Journal Level 4, May 2013

    Publication date: May 2013

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  • Knee deep cover image.

    Knee Deep

    L4 cover image oct2013.

    by Simon Christie

    Where’s the best place to start the repair work after a major earthquake? In Christchurch, a top priority was to deal with the major health hazard posed by raw sewage flowing through streets and into waterways. “Knee Deep” explains how decisions were made to fix the wastewater problem, and in particular, how to ensure that a new system would be robust and cost-effective.

    Series: School Journal Level 4, October 2013

    Learning area: English, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: repair, earthquake, Christchurch, health hazard, sewage, waterways

    In: School Journal Level 4, October 2013

    Publication date: October 2013

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  • Buttons cover.

    Buttons

    L4 cover image march2012.

    by Iona McNaughton 

    The students at Moriah School in Wellington collected 1.5 million buttons, which represented the number of children killed in the Holocaust during the Second World War. This article reports on their reasons for doing this and the methods they used to gather the buttons. The students learnt about the personal impact of the Holocaust and designed a memorial to the children who died. 

    Series: School Journal Level 4, March 2012

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: buttons, Holocaust, Second World War, memorial

    In: School Journal Level 4, March 2012

    Publication date: March 2012

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  • John pule cover.

    John Pule - Artist of the Pacific

    level 4 cover image oct2012.

    by Gregory O’Brien

    This article describes the life and work of John Pule, a well-known Pasifika artist and poet. It tells the story of John’s development as an internationally acclaimed artist (from winning an art competition at the age of nine to a life-changing return to Niue over twenty years later). 

    Series: School Journal Level 4, October 2012

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: John Pule, Pasifika artist, poet, art competition, Niue

    In: School Journal Level 4, October 2012

    Publication date: October 2012

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  • The white truck cover.

    The White Truck

    Sj level 4 cover image oct2011.

    based on a true story by Lani Wendt Young

    “The White Truck” recounts the removal and isolation of a leprosy patient in Sāmoa. The story expertly engages the reader by providing clues without explicitly stating what the issue is. Students will connect with Timu and Moana and feel empathy as the events unfold. 

    Series: School Journal, Level 4 October 2011

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: true story, leprosy, patient, Sāmoa

    In: School Journal, Level 4 October 2011

    Publication date: October 2011

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  • Man and sea cover.

    Man and Sea

    Sj l4 may 2016 cover.

    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

    In: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

    Publication date: May 2016

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  • Wildboy cover.

    Wildboy: The Journey of Brando Yelavich

    Sj l4 may 2016 cover.

    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 cover.

    Surge

    Sj l4 may 2016 cover.

    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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