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  • Wheres my gumboot?

    Where's My Gumboot?

    by Kylie Parry

    JJ44

    In this humorous narrative, Dad has lost one of his gumboots and has to wear one of Mum’s boots to work. When he eventually finds the missing gumboot, Dad discovers a new owner – a mother hedgehog with her babies. The story uses rich descriptive language and dialogue to convey the frustration felt by Dad and the humour others find in the situation.

    Purple 2

    Series: Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: humorous, narrative, gumboots, hedgehog, babies, frustration, humour

    In: Junior Journal 44, Level 2, 2012

    Publication date: January 2012

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  • School Journal Level 4 November 2022.

    School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    There is a theme of kaitiakitanga in some of the content.

    PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the School Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:

        Audio TSM
    Articles Kaitiakitanga   ✔  ✔
    Humphrey Hanley: Life on the upside    
    How Vaccines Work    
    Stories Going in Nature    
    After the First Rain  
    Poem Leftovers for Breakfast    
    Student writing Tāne Mahuta    
    Screenplay The Box

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Kaitiakitanga.

    Kaitiakitanga

    by Susan Paris and Daniel Hikuroa

    Most people think of a kaitiaki as someone who guards or protects the natural world. Maybe they look after a stream or beach, a native species under threat, or a local reserve. The term kaitiakitanga (the act of being a kaitiaki) comes from te ao Māori. It can mean each generation teaches the next about protecting taonga tuku iho – precious resources passed on by the ancestors.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 6

    Topics: activists, ancestors, artist, biodiversity, climate change, environment, farming, Greta Thunberg, Hāwera, history, identity, jeweller, kaitiaki, kaitiakitanga, Māori knowledge, Mātauranga Māori, Mitzi Jonelle Tan, museums, Papatūānuku, pounamu, Ranginui, regenerating bush, taonga, Taranaki, tikanga, tīpuna, tradition, tūpuna, Wairoa, wetland, whānau

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Humphrey Hanley: Life on the upside.

    Humphrey Hanley: Life on the upside

    by Sarah Connor

    Humphrey’s day starts when most people are stopping for morning tea.

    Imagine if you couldn’t dress yourself or pack your own school bag. Imagine losing skin every time you bumped into something – or starting each day having your limbs wrapped in bandages.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Topics: accessibility, adaptation, disabilities, epidermolysis bullosa, inclusion, invention, making a difference, persistence, problem-solving, wellbeing

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    How Vaccines Work.

    How Vaccines Work

    by Matt Boucher

    At different times in your life, most doctors will recommend that you get a vaccine. You might have received your first when you were only a few months old. Vaccines protect us from infectious diseases. Some of these diseases might make you feel unwell for a few days; others are deadly.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Topics: antibodies, cells, COVID-19, disease, flu, immune system, infectious diseases, iron lung, kaitiakitanga, micro-organisms, pathogens, polio, vaccination, vaccines, variants, viruses

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Going in Nature.

    Going in Nature

    by James Brown; illustrations by Jez Tuya

    There’s trouble brewing in the local reserve, but Dad’s on to it …

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Topics: environment, freedom campers, humour, kaitiakitanga, persistence, tolerance

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    After the First Rain.

    After the First Rain

    by Anna Smaill; illustrations by E. Logan

    The sequel to “The Bucket Man”.

    After the first rain, everything changed. That night – when we heard the giant crack of the rain machine shooting its flares into the bone-dry sky and the heavens open – it was like one huge party.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Topics: climate change, environment, family, guardian, invention, kaitiakitanga, knowledge, learning, rain, speculative fiction, survival, technology, weather

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Leftovers for Breakfast.

    Leftovers for Breakfast

    by Vanessa Mei Crofskey; illustration by Toby Morris

    The world started sometime a while ago, although I’m not quite sure of the F.A.C.T.S.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Topics: humour, poetry, The Milky Way, the universe

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Tāne Mahuta.

    Tāne Mahuta

    by Ellie Job, year 7, Belmont Intermediate; illustration by Kieran Rynhart

    Go get a life. Loser! She’s so annoying ... Thoughts galloped around in my head like horses. I tossed and turned beneath the
    soft covers of my bed. It was no use. Sleep wouldn’t come. I climbed out of bed and thrust an old, ripped hoodie over my pyjamas.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 4

    Topics: environment, kiwi, resilience, student writing, Tāne Mahuta, wellbeing

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    The Box.

    The Box

    a screenplay by Leki Jackson-Bourke; illustrations by Minky Stapleton

    A box, five ākonga, and a whole lot of confusion.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Topics: communication, group dynamics, humour, kaitiakitanga, play

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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  • School Journal Level 3 November 2022.

    School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    There is a theme of kaitiakitanga in some of the content. 

    PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the School Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:

        Audio TSM
    Articles The Kaukalaikiki Girl    
    Living by the Maramataka  ✔  ✔
    Stories Balancing Act    
    Best Wedding Ever  
    Kāinga    
    Poem A Good Kaitiaki    
    Student writing Sumner Beach    
    Play All Rise

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: November 2022

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    The Kaukalaikiki Girl.

    The Kaukalaikiki Girl

    by Olive Wilson

    Pusi Urale’s journey from cheeky girl to artist.

    When she was a girl, Pusi Urale was often told she was kaukalaikiki. The word is informal Samoan and means cheeky or naughty. Mostly it’s used to describe girls who don’t quite behave the way society expects them to. But Pusi doesn’t see being kaukalaikiki as a bad thing. 

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Learning area: The Arts, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Topics: acrylic, art, artist, creativity, curiosity, inspiration, kaukalaikiki, painting, patterns, persistence, pointillism, Sāmoa, siapo, tapa, watercolour

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Living by the Maramataka.

    Living by the Maramataka

    by Haukura Jones

    Heeni Hoterene is a kaitiaki of maramataka.

    Heeni Hoterene grew up in Horowhenua. (On her mother’s side, one of her iwi is Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga.) The area is famous for its good climate and good soil, and Heeni’s whānau had a big vegie garden. Heeni learnt a lot about gardening from her koro. He traced what he knew back to their tūpuna, who lived on the same land.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 4

    Topics: ancestors, astronomy, environment, Hawaiki, kaitiaki, kaitiakitanga, marama, maramataka, Matariki, Mātauranga Māori, moon, new year, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, phases of the moon, Puaka, Puanga, seasons, stars, Te Mātahi o te Tau, time, tūpuna, whānau

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Balancing Act.

    Balancing Act

    by Sarah Penwarden; illustrations by Lisa Baudry

    “Hana’s mum says she’s always wanted to get things right.”

    Hana’s in her room with the door closed. She’s dancing in bare feet. There’s just enough space. She turns carefully, feels her calf muscles, strong and tight; concentrates on using her core strength. It’s a classic move, the arabesque. But it can be hard without a bar.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Topics: ballet, dancing, self-care, wellbeing

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Best Wedding Ever.

    Best Wedding Ever

    by Victor Rodger; illustrations by Paul Beavis

    Levi’s dads are getting married, but he has other things on his mind.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Topics: family, humour, marriage, special occasions, weddings, whānau

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Kāinga.

    Kāinga

    by Paul Mason; illustrations by Leilani Isara

    We push up the slope, hands held tight, the sweat like oil between our palms. I squeeze harder. If Grace gets away, she’ll break free and dash up the track. The ground’s hard as concrete. She can run faster than me.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Topics: diversity, family, gannets, kāinga, kaitiakitanga, tuakana-teina, whānau

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    A Good Kaitiaki.

    A Good Kaitiaki

    by Amy McDaid; illustration by Anna Crichton

    When I was six, I got the kaitiaki award for saving a bee that landed in the school pool, and Mum’s held it over me ever since.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Topics: humour, kaitiaki, kaitiakitanga, poetry

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Sumner Beach.

    Sumner Beach

    by Elise Mackay, year 5, Russley School

    Gentle waves brush onto my feet.

    Grey sand crunches between my toes.

    Chunks of driftwood lie like lazy cats.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Topics: beach, environment, natural world, sea, student writing

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    All Rise.

    All Rise

    by Simon Cooke; illustrations by Zak Komene

    Everyone knows the story of the Little Red Hen. Undervalued. Overworked. A feathery legend from down on the farm...

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Topics: fable, folk tale, humour, play

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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  • School Journal Level 2 November 2022.

    School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    There is a theme of kaitiakitanga in some of the content. 

    PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the School Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:

        Audio TSM
    Articles Estuaries    
    Kaitiaki of the Estuary    
    Saving the Lizards
    Taniwha    
    Stories Tree Talk    
    Hukarere and Hine Tai  
    Interview Protecting the Waterways    
    Student writing Harbour View    

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Estuaries.

    Estuaries

    by Ursula Cochran

    Estuaries are home to many kinds of birds, fish, and plants. An estuary is a place where fresh water from a river or stream mixes with salt water from the sea. Estuaries are different from lakes and rivers because they have tides and salty water. 

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Learning area: English, Science, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Topics: environment, estuaries, habitats, kaitiaki, kaitiakitanga, migrating birds, ocean, pollution, protection, rivers, sea

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Kaitiaki of the Estuary.

    Kaitiaki of the Estuary

    by Keri Welham

    Meet the students who are looking after their local estuary. 

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Learning area: English, Science, Social Sciences, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Topics: climate change, crabs, environment, estuary, habitats, kaitiaki, kaitiakitanga, Maungatapu, Ngā Pōtiki, Ngāti Hē, pāpaka, pollution, Rangataua Bay, tāhuna, Tauranga Moana

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Saving the Lizards.

    Saving the Lizards

    by Iona McNaughton

    In 2015, eighty native lizards were moved to Ngā Manu Nature Reserve because their homes were in the path of the new Transmission Gully motorway. The lizards stayed at Ngā Manu until new homes were made for them near the motorway.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Learning area: English, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Topics: environment, geckos, habitats, kaitiaki, kaitiakitanga, kaumātua, lizards, Ngā Manu Nature Reserve, Ngāti Toa, skinks, Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai, Transmission Gully, Waikanae

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Taniwha.

    Taniwha

    by Monique and Pātaka Moore; illustrations by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White

    Taniwha have a special relationship with Māori, who tell many stories about them. Taniwha have different roles – and one of these is as kaitiaki. Many taniwha live in or near lakes, rivers, or the sea and help to protect and keep these places safe.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Topics: Awarua, environment, kaitiaki, kaitiakitanga, lakes, Pane-iraira, protection, rivers, sea, Tainui, taniwha

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Tree Talk.

    Tree Talk

    by Simon Cooke; illustrations by Scott Pearson

    “We’re lost!” Ruby exclaimed, as she struggled to keep up with her brother. They were trying to find their way back to the campground, but the forest looked the same in every direction. “If we’re lost, it’s your fault,” Sefa said. “You ran off after that pīwakawaka.”

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Topics: camping, climate change, environment, fantasy, holiday, trees

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Hukarere and Hine Tai.

    Hukarere and Hine Tai

    by Apirana Taylor; illustrations by Andrew Burdan

    Can Hukarere see Hine Tai – the taniwha who lives in the rock pool?

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Topics: environment, kaitiaki, kaitiakitanga, ocean, sea, taniwha

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Protecting the Waterways.

    Protecting the Waterways

    by Keri Welham

    Des Heke Kaiawha was a student at Maungatapu School in the 1980s. Since then, he has helped build knowledge of te ao Māori in the school. He spoke to Keri Welham about the waterways of Tauranga and his work to protect them.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Topics: climate change, crabs, environment, estuary, habitats, kaitiaki, kaitiakitanga, mātauranga Māori, Ngāi Te Ahi, Ngāti Hē, pollution, stormwater, tāhuna, Tauranga Moana

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Harbour View.

    Harbour View

    by Eden Rose, age 8, Year 4, Oteha Valley School

    I live near the sea, north of Auckland. Above my house, there is a small but welcoming hill. It has a wooden chair and a breathtaking view of the sparkling ocean.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Topics: family, harbour, sea, student writing, whānau

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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  • The Golden Bearing.

    The Golden Bearing

    by Reuben Paterson 

    This beautiful, life-sized golden tree was created by Aotearoa New Zealand artist Reuben Paterson (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi, Scottish).

    For an introduction to the theme of Junior Journal 64 as well as a list of related texts:

    Series: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Topics: art, artwork, environment, gold, Golden Bearing, image, metaphor, mixed media, Reuben Paterson, symbol, tree

    In: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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  • Leaf Art.

    Leaf Art

    by Sophie Fern

    When you put paper over a leaf and rub it with crayon, all the details of the leaf will show up on the paper. You can use leaf rubbings to create beautiful pictures.

    For an introduction to the theme of Junior Journal 64 as well as a list of related texts:

    Series: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Topics: art, artwork, crayon, environment, instructions, leaf rubbing, leaves, mid-ribs, nature, patterns, pictures, procedural text, tree, veins

    In: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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  • Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022.

    Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the Junior Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:

        TSM Audio
    Articles What is a Tree?
    Tree Facts
    Trees and Us
    Story The Sticky, Sticky Pine  ✔
    Artwork The Golden Bearing    
    Activity Leaf Art    

    For an introduction to the theme of Junior Journal 64 as well as a list of related texts:

    Series: Junior Journal & CHAPTERS

    Publication date: November 2022

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    What is a Tree?

    What is a Tree?

    by Sophie Fern

    A tree is a type of plant. Grass is also a plant. So are vegetables. What makes a tree different from these other plants?

    For an introduction to the theme of Junior Journal 64 as well as a list of related texts:

    Series: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Topics: annual, bark, biennial, branches, carbon dioxide, deciduous, endemic, environment, evergreen, flowers, habitat, introduced, leaves, native, nutrients, oxygen, perennial, photosynthesis, plants, roots, Tāne Mahuta, tree, trunk, twigs

    In: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Tree Facts.

    Tree Facts

    by Sophie Fern

    Information about some endemic and native trees in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    For an introduction to the theme of Junior Journal 64 as well as a list of related texts:

    Series: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Topics: bark, branches, comparison, endemic, environment, flowers, habitat, leaves, native, quiz, table, tree

    In: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Trees and Us.

    Trees and Us

    by Philip Simpson

    There are many kinds of trees in Aotearoa New Zealand, and every kind of tree is different. Each one has a different kind of leaf, bark, flower, and seed. Every tree is special.

    For an introduction to the theme of Junior Journal 64 as well as a list of related texts:

    Series: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, Science, Social Sciences, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Topics: atua, carbon dioxide, disease, endangered, environment, forest, global warming, habitat, kaitiakitanga, kauri, kauri dieback, medicine, oxygen, pests, protection, resources, rongoā Māori, Tāne, tōtara, tree, whakairo, wood

    In: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    The Sticky, Sticky Pine.

    The Sticky, Sticky Pine

    A traditional story from Japan, retold and illustrated by Jem Yoshioka

    Long, long ago in Japan, deep in the forest, there lived a woodcutter. He was kind to the trees and only collected branches that had been blown down in the wind. That way, he didn’t hurt the trees. The kind woodcutter knew that trees were alive, so he looked after them.

    For an introduction to the theme of Junior Journal 64 as well as a list of related texts:

    Series: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Topics: environment, evil, firewood, forest, goodness, Japan, justice, kaitiakitanga, kindness, moral, narrative, protection, reward, traditional story, trees, woodcutter

    In: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    The Golden Bearing.

    The Golden Bearing

    by Reuben Paterson 

    This beautiful, life-sized golden tree was created by Aotearoa New Zealand artist Reuben Paterson (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi, Scottish).

    For an introduction to the theme of Junior Journal 64 as well as a list of related texts:

    Series: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Topics: art, artwork, environment, gold, Golden Bearing, image, metaphor, mixed media, Reuben Paterson, symbol, tree

    In: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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    Leaf Art.

    Leaf Art

    by Sophie Fern

    When you put paper over a leaf and rub it with crayon, all the details of the leaf will show up on the paper. You can use leaf rubbings to create beautiful pictures.

    For an introduction to the theme of Junior Journal 64 as well as a list of related texts:

    Series: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Topics: art, artwork, crayon, environment, instructions, leaf rubbing, leaves, mid-ribs, nature, patterns, pictures, procedural text, tree, veins

    In: Junior Journal 64, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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  • Kaitiakitanga.

    Kaitiakitanga

    by Susan Paris and Daniel Hikuroa

    Most people think of a kaitiaki as someone who guards or protects the natural world. Maybe they look after a stream or beach, a native species under threat, or a local reserve. The term kaitiakitanga (the act of being a kaitiaki) comes from te ao Māori. It can mean each generation teaches the next about protecting taonga tuku iho – precious resources passed on by the ancestors.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 6

    Topics: activists, ancestors, artist, biodiversity, climate change, environment, farming, Greta Thunberg, Hāwera, history, identity, jeweller, kaitiaki, kaitiakitanga, Māori knowledge, Mātauranga Māori, Mitzi Jonelle Tan, museums, Papatūānuku, pounamu, Ranginui, regenerating bush, taonga, Taranaki, tikanga, tīpuna, tradition, tūpuna, Wairoa, wetland, whānau

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2022

    Publication date: November 2022

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  • In the Bin.

    In the Bin

    Nat and her friends help to tidy up the park.

    Focus sounds: l e c f u b g r h

    New high frequency words: the is

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Kākano | Seed

    Scope: Single consonants, Short vowels, Consonant digraphs

    Publication date: January 2023

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  • A Wet Ant.

    A Wet Ant

    Ant tries to cool down but has some trouble!

    Focus sounds: k j v w y z -ck

    New high frequency words: The is A

    Series: Ready to Read Phonics Plus

    Curriculum level: 1

    Phase: Kākano | Seed

    Scope: Single consonants, Short vowels, Consonant digraphs

    Publication date: January 2023

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