Te Kete Ipurangi Navigation:

Te Kete Ipurangi
Communities
Schools

Te Kete Ipurangi user options:


Literacy Online. Every child literate - a shared responsibility.

Instructional Series

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

Example resources
Tip: enter the exact title of the resource you are seeking, or use one or two keywords.
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Blue
  • Turquoise
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 7
  • 5
  • 6
  • 8
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1
  • English
  • Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Technology
  • The Arts
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • false
  • true
  • Non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • None
  • Nature of science
  • Living world
  • Planet Earth and beyond
  • Material world
  • Nature of technology
  • Physical world
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Statistics
  • Technological knowledge
  • Use evidence
  • Engage with science
  • Critique evidence
  • Gather and interpret data
  • Stories
  • Articles
  • Poems
  • Plays
/content/search?SearchText=climate change&SubTreeArray[]=22574&ColourWheelLevel=all&CurriculumLevel=all&ReadingYearLevel=all&LearningArea=all

Search results

149 items - Showing 141 - 149

  • Frogs cover.

    Frogs

    by Paul Mason, illustrations by Michel Mulipola

    Frogs is a graphic text that tells the story of Tane, a boy struggling to survive in a world where drastic environmental changes mean that humans need to protect themselves from the heat of the sun. Tane is forced to scrounge for anything he can sell to charge his chip, and his search leads him into dangerous territory, controlled by a gang known as the Mutts.

    Information and tips for using comics in the classroom:

    Series: School Journal Story Library

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 5, 6

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2013

    Order this text

  • An island in time cover.

    An Island in Time

    by Philippa Werry

    An Island in Time is about Matiu/Somes Island in Wellington Harbour. The text contains three articles, a timeline, and a glossary (which applies to all three articles). Using the book as a whole (over a series of lessons) provides opportunities for students to make connections across the different text types as well as with their own experiences. The key theme to explore across the three articles is how different people have viewed and used the land and how this has changed over time.

    Series: School Journal Story Library

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

    Order this text

  • Uncle tino cover.

    Uncle Tino

    Sj level 2 cover image oct2012.

    by Jane Davitt Va‘afusuaga

    “Uncle Tino” is a deceptively simple story about Samoan twins, Jessie and Jonas, who are embarrassed by their exuberant uncle who has recently arrived from Sāmoa. The lively story is woven through with Samoan concepts and values as Jessie and Jonas gradually change their attitudes toward Uncle Tino. The story reinforces the idea that cultural knowledge and skills are “cool” and worthy of respect.

    Series: School Journal Level 2, October 2012

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Samoan, twins, embarrassed, uncle, Sāmoa, Samoan concepts and values, cultural knowledge, respect

    In: School Journal Level 2, October 2012

    Publication date: September 2012

    Order this text

  • A real steal cover

    A Real Steal

    L4 cover image may2013.

    by James O’Sullivan

    An art gallery has a new exhibition and it’s hired a security guard to make sure no one touches the paintings. A visiting art critic has strong opinions about the value of the works, but things start going wrong when a thief enters. The humour in the play comes from the diverse array of characters and their changing opinions on the value of the “art”. 

    Series: School Journal Level 4, May 2013

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: “Kebabs” SJ 4.2.09 | “Terrible Pirates” SJ 4.3.07 | “The Army of Doom” SJ 4.3.08

    In: School Journal Level 4, May 2013

    Publication date: May 2013

    Order this text

  • Marcus and the wind.

    Marcus and the Wind

    by Kylie Parry

    Junior Journal 47 cover.

    Marcus is a “middle boy”. He doesn’t stand out in any way and tends to be overlooked. Then, one Wednesday, everything changes. A strange wind springs up, and Marcus suddenly finds himself doing extraordinary things. The story is open-ended but with an implication that Marcus’s days of being a “middle boy” are over.

    Purple 2

    Series: Junior Journal 47, Level 2, 2013

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: wind, humour, story, behaviour, self-belief

    In: Junior Journal 47, Level 2, 2013

    Publication date: January 2013

    Order this text

  • I spy.

    I Spy

    by Simon Cooke

    illustrations by Vasanti Unka

    JJ50 book cover.

    This humorous science fiction story is about two creatures, Pebble and Stone, who live on the planet Rock 2. One day, a spacecraft visits and leaves an unusual object behind. As the story progresses, Pebble and Stone notice the object changing and invent new words to describe what they are seeing. The story ends with a delicious surprise for the characters.

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: science fiction, seeds, mystery, space, plants, games, vocabulary, etymology

    In: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

    Publication date: February 2015

    Order this text

  • Te pepi hou.

    Te Pēpi Hou

    by André Ngāpō

    illustrated by Adele Jackson

    Kāhu is nervous about a new baby coming. He misses Mum when she goes to the hospital and is not happy about having to spend so much time on his own when the baby first comes home. Then one day, the baby smiles at Kāhu, and his feelings about Āio change.

    Turquoise 2

    Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Turquoise

    Curriculum level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

    Order this text

  • In the end cover.

    In the End

    by Mal Peet, illustrations by Andrew Burdan

    When Billy was a young man in 1912, he saw his town torn apart by strikers and strike breakers as workers fought for their rights in the
    goldmining town of Waihī. Years later, Billy is fighting in the trenches in Europe and has become friends with another Waihī man, Don. But Don’s memories of the strike are very different from Billy’s. In a graphic novel format that is set during both wars, dramatic events lead to a revelation that changes the way Billy and Don think about “sides”.

    Information and tips for using comics in the classroom:

    Series: School Journal Story Library

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2014

    Order this text

  • The bullet cover.

    The Bullet

    by Sarah Penwarden

    “The Bullet” has been adapted as a graphic text from the story of the same name in School Journal 4.3.08. In both versions, the story is about a boy who is bullied in his new school and faces decisions that could change the course of his young life. The graphic text format is more accessible and engaging, and provides multiple opportunities for readers to access the sophisticated themes and abstract ideas of the original story. The illustrations use a gritty, raw style that highlights the sense of danger and risk. The text offers opportunities for students to build on the key competencies of managing self and relating to others.

    Information and tips for using comics in the classroom:

    Series: School Journal Story Library

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 5, 6

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2011

    Order this text