Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
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by Paul Mason
“Kahawai” is set in an unfamiliar time and place (a much-changed Auckland in a not-so-distant future), but it conveys familiar ideas about sustainability, selflessness for the greater good, and cooperation in times of hardship. Āreta, and her grandmother, Trish, go fishing on a filthy sea and make a surprising catch.
by Jullia Wall
This article describes how trees have been used in New Zealand and the impact people have had on the native forests. The text shares the perspectives of people involved in the timber industry and of conservationists since the arrival of European settlers. It outlines the events that occurred, the resulting impact on indigenous forests, and the steps taken to sustain them.
“Our Hero” – the Story of George
by Sue Gibbison
“George was a small dog with a lion’s share of courage”. This article tells the true story of how George bravely risked his life to save five children from an attack by two large, fierce dogs. The injuries he sustained could not be mended and he was put down by a vet, but his story lives on and spread far and wide.
Our Gifted Garden
by Bernadette Wilson
This article recounts how students from Raumati South School, an Enviroschool, entered an environmentally sustainable garden in the Ellerslie International Flower Show in Christchurch and won two prizes! As well as capturing the effort and excitement of the project, the article describes the planning process and how the students applied their developing knowledge about caring for the environment to the design of the garden.