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  • Kahawai cover.

    Kahawai

    L3 cover image oct2013.

    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. 

    Series: School Journal Level 3, October 2013

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: fishing, expedition, hardships, sacrifice, community good

    In: School Journal Level 3, October 2013

    Publication date: October 2013

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  • Timber cover.

    Timber!

    Level 3 nov 2011 cover.

    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. 

    Series: School Journal, Level 3 November 2011

    Learning area: Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: trees, New Zealand, impact, people, native forests, timber industry, conservationists, European settlers, indigenous forests

    In: School Journal, Level 3 November 2011

    Publication date: November 2011

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  • Our hero cover.

    “Our Hero” – the Story of George

    Sj level 2 aug 2011 cover.

    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. 

    Series: School Journal, Level 2 August 2011

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: dog, courage, true story, brave, dog attack

    In: School Journal, Level 2 August 2011

    Publication date: August 2011

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  • Our gifted garden.

    Our Gifted Garden

    by Bernadette Wilson 

    JJ49 cover.

    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.

    Gold 2

    Series: Junior Journal 49, Level 2, 2014

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: garden, competition, judging, cooperation

    In: Junior Journal 49, Level 2, 2014

    Publication date: January 2014

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