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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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  • Getting the Message Across.

    Getting the Message Across

    by Iona McNaughton 

    In this interview, Iona McNaughton talks to Alan Wendt, a New Zealand Sign Language interpreter. Alan explains why he chose to become an interpreter and describes what his job involves. “Getting the Message Across” is one of several pieces in this journal on the theme of communication.

    Gold 1 

    Series: Junior Journal 62, Level 2, 2021

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Alan Wendt, bubble, communication, COVID-19, Deaf, information, interpreter, interview, language, media, message, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), news, sign language, sign-language interpreter, translation

    In: Junior Journal 62, Level 2, 2021

    Publication date: May 2021

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  • A School Comes Home.

    A School Comes Home

    by Renata Hopkins

    This recount describes a campaign by Redcliffs School and its local community to save their school after it was closed because of damage from the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. “A School Comes Home” includes comments from past and present students and a timeline of events.

    Gold 2

    Series: Junior Journal 62, Level 2, 2021

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: belonging, Christchurch, communication, community, demonstration, earthquake, history, land swap, message, petition, protest, rebuilding, resilience, safety, school, social action, students, Te Raekura Redcliffs, timeline

    In: Junior Journal 62, Level 2, 2021

    Publication date: May 2021

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  • Top Bear.

    Top Bear

    by Bill Nagelkerke

    This lighthearted, humorous story is set during the time of the March–April 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. It describes the antics of two bears who appear to be competing to become the most popular bear in Lockdown Street. The story is told in the form of a television news report and includes social media posts and many entertaining word plays. It ends with a series of questions that invite readers to speculate about what might be behind the bears’ antics.

    Gold 1 

    Series: Junior Journal 62, Level 2, 2021

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: bear, bubble, communication, community, competition, COVID-19, humour, language, lockdown, media, mystery, news, pun, reporter, rivalry, social media, TV, word play

    In: Junior Journal 62, Level 2, 2021

    Publication date: May 2021

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  • Now We’re Talking.

    Now We’re Talking

    by Simon Cooke

    In this humorous science-fiction play, a computer virus causes problems at an interplanetary planning meeting for the Space Games. Students will enjoy the misunderstandings between the characters as they attempt to make sense of the nonsense created by a faulty language translation program.

    Purple 2 

    Series: Junior Journal 62, Level 2, 2021

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: alien, communication, computer virus, confusion, download, drama, humour, language, message, misunderstanding, mix-up, mystery, play, science fiction, translation, virus

    In: Junior Journal 62, Level 2, 2021

    Publication date: May 2021

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