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

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  • Too many possums.

    Too Many Possums

    by Kate Boyle

    In New Zealand, unlike Australia, possums are pests and much effort and expense are put into trying to control their numbers. This report explains why possums, although seemingly cute and cuddly,have become such a problem. 

    Purple 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2010

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  • Cartoon of people protesting.

    Once a Panther

    by Victor Rodger

    illustrated by Michel Mulipola

    This fictional comic is based on the true story of the Polynesian Panthers in 1970s New Zealand. Inspired by the Black Panther Party in the United States, the Polynesian Panthers were a group of young New Zealanders who wanted to tackle the widespread prejudice faced by Pacific communities. Once a Panther encourages the reader to reflect on the positive change the Polynesian Panthers created and the ongoing legacy of the dawn raids for Pacific communities.

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    Series: School Journal Story Library

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: March 2019

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  • Racing car.

    In His Blood

    by Paul Mason

    New Zealander Bruce McLaren was an internationally renowned racing-car designer, driver, engineer, and inventor. In His Blood covers several defining points in Bruce’s life, including his childhood struggle with Perthes disease, his breakthrough at the New Zealand Grand Prix, his time racing on the international circuit, and his founding of the highly successful racing team Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited

    Series: School Journal Story Library

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences, Technology

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: March 2019

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  • The wild deer debate cover.

    The Wild Deer Debate

    by Ian Trafford

    Are wild deer in New Zealand for good? Are they a pest or a resource? In this report, four different groups of people express their opinions and give their reasons for wanting (or not wanting) deer to be left to roam free in New Zealand. The opinions form a continuum, from those that want complete freedom for deer to those who would like to see deer eradicated.

    Series: School Journal Story Library

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 5, 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

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  • Torty the tortoise.

    Torty, the Lucky Tortoise

    by David Chadwick

    illustrations by Scott Pearson

    Book cover of JJ 48.

    The adventures of Torty, the tortoise started in Greece during the First World War when she was rescued by Stewart, a New Zealand stretcher-bearer. Stewart took Torty back home to New Zealand at the end of the war and looked after her until he died. Torty is still alive and is cared for by Stewart’s family. This true story is told through a variety of text forms including two pages of graphic layout.

    Gold 2

    Series: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

    Learning area: English, Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: tortoise, First World War, soldier, hibernation, torty, reptile, stretcher-bearer

    In: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Māori and pakeha cartoons.

    Te Tiriti o Waitangi

    by Ross Calman and Mark Derby

    illustrated by Toby Morris

    Second edition

    This graphic novel provides a fresh approach to the story of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. It covers a wide time span, from the arrival of Polynesian explorers to the signing of Te Tiriti, to the New Zealand Wars, and through to the modern-day Treaty settlement process. A special emphasis is put on unpacking the two versions of Te Tiriti and exploring their ongoing significance.

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    Series: School Journal Story Library

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: March 2021

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  • Born to Run.

    Born to Run

    by Lucy Corry

    Arthur Lydiard was a New Zealand runner and athletics coach whose approach to training has left a lasting impact on the sporting world. Using speed and endurance-building techniques that he developed through trial and error, Lydiard coached several high-performance runners to Olympic success. A firm believer that anyone could be a champion, Lydiard played an important role in popularising jogging in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. “Born to Run” includes a profile of Lilly Taulelei, a year 10 student who has played for the New Zealand basketball team. She was also selected for an Asia-Pacific basketball team that played at the Global Championships in 2019. She shares her thoughts about what makes a good coach.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2020

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Related titles: see TSM

    Topics: Arthur Lydiard, Barry Magee, Bill Baillie, coach, cross-country, Empire Games, exercise, fitness, health, Murray Halberg, Olympics, Peter Snell, running, sports, sprinting, stamina, team, training

    In: School Journal Level 3 August 2020

    Publication date: August 2020

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  • Seashells.

    Seashells

    by Feana Tu‘akoi

    “Seashells” provides information about the shells that can be found on New Zealand beaches. It includes intriguing facts and photographs. This article is linked to two other pieces in this journal: “Super Shells”, which describes some ways that people use shells, and “Beach Buddy”, a craft activity.

    Series: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

    Learning area: English, Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: adaptation, beach, bivalve, camouflage, conservation, environment, Hamish Spencer, mollusc, nacre, oyster, pāua, pearl, sea, seashell, shell, shellfish, tide

    In: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

    Publication date: January 2020

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  • Rocket taking off.

    Kiwis in Space

    Space ship docked for take off.

    In January 2018, New Zealand became one of only eleven countries that have successfully built and launched a rocket capable of sending satellites into space. This interview with Rocket Lab Avionics Manager Naomi Altman explains the science and technology behind that incredible achievement.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Statistics, Nature of science, Physical world, Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Students driving a remote controlled robot.

    To Build a Bot

    Robot.

    This article describes the process undertaken by three students from Feilding’s Manchester Street School as they designed and built a robot that won the New Zealand VEX IQ Challenge. The article offers an authentic way of introducing students to programming and computational thinking, as well as physics and engineering concepts related to energy, weight, and balance.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 3 - Cracking the Code

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Physical world, Technological practice

    In: Connected 2018 Level 3 - Cracking the Code

    Publication date: November 2018

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