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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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  • How Cars Changed the World.

    How Cars Changed the World

    by Bronwen Wall, illustrations by Scott Pearson

    Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2019

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: car accident, Cecil Woods, change, Dennison, car, electric cars, first car, Fred Dennison, history, importing, invention, motor cars, Nicholas Oates, petrol, pollution, roads, speed limit, technology, traffic fine, transport, travel, wagons, vehicles, William McLean

    In: School Journal Level 2 November 2019

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • The river cover.

    The River

    L3 cover image april2013.

    by Paul Mason

    Leo has travelled from New Zealand to visit his father, who has a houseboat in England. Leo and his dad touch briefly on memories of earlier visits to England, when the family was still together and living in New Zealand. The river has changed since the earlier visit, polluted by a factory upstream. Leo’s desire to see the selkie he saw previously causes him to fall into the dirty river. Leo finds that to save himself, he has to “stop fighting the river”, and students may hypothesise that this realisation could help him deal with the changes in his life.

    Series: School Journal Level 3, April 2013

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: changes, houseboat, river

    In: School Journal Level 3, April 2013

    Publication date: April 2013

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  • Dinosaur hunter cover.

    The Dinosaur Hunter

    L3 cover image sept2012.

    by Norman Bilbrough

    This article tells the story of a New Zealand woman who, like Mary Anning (see “Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter”), had a great curiosity about rocks and the fossils in them. The article continues the theme of change over time. 

    Series: School Journal Level 3, September 2012

    Learning area: Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: New Zealand, curiosity, rocks, fossils, change, time

    In: School Journal Level 3, September 2012

    Publication date: September 2012

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  • Benny cover.

    Benny

    Book cover.

    by Bernard Beckett

    illustrations by Pippa Keel

    “That day last week shouldn’t have been different, but it was.”

    Series: School Journal Level 4 October 2015

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: abilities, bullying, change, difference, friendship, streaming

    In: School Journal Level 4 October 2015

    Publication date: October 2015

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  • The Musician.

    The Musician

    by Sarah Penwarden, illustrations by Elliemay Logan

    This family story captures the experience of forming a new relationship and how circumstances that are outside our control can end relationships. Equally, it’s about how families change – and especially about young people becoming aware of their parents as people with separate lives and with their own needs.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 May 2020

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: acceptance, change, family, loss, new partner, parent, relationships, separation, siblings

    In: School Journal Level 4 May 2020

    Publication date: May 2020

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  • Book cover.

    At the end of the driveway

    SJL4 Nov2016 cover image

    A poem by Tim Upperton, with images by Edith Amituanai

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2016

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Topics: change, children, community, growing, imagery, kids, photographs, photography, poetry, school

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2016

    Publication date: November 2016

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  • Six cover.

    Six

    Sj l3 may 2016 cover.

    Friends can be complicated. So can birthday parties.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2016

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: birthdays, change, friendship, group dynamics, growing up, relationships

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2016

    Publication date: May 2016

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  • Mountain in Antarctica.

    Science on the Ice

    Sunset over ice in Antarctica.

    by Neil Silverwood

    "Two sets of merino underwear, two fleece jackets, a windbreaker, a puffer jacket, five pairs of gloves, a hat, a balaclava, fleece pants, fleece-lined boots, and lastly – a set of extreme-cold weather gear (called ECWs by those in the know). My kit is issued at Antarctica New Zealand’s Christchurch headquarters, and I’m told to return the following morning at six. I’m to wear my ECWs for the flight south."

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: Antarctica, biodiversity, climate, core samples, crevasses, data collection, deep-field traverse, global warming, ocean currents, photography, planning, Ross Ice Shelf, scientists, Scott Base

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Aunties

    Aunties

    by Maria Samuela

    illustrations by Leilani Isara

    Maria Samuela’s affecting story chronicles the week leading up to the narrator’s mother’s funeral, with all its sadness and confusion and overwhelming sense of loss. The story’s one light is the presence of the narrator’s extended family – and the sense that her many aunties will continue to be there in the future, providing the kind of support and love that usually comes from a mother. The text includes references to a girl’s first period.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2020

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: aunty, change, changing body, Cook Island, culture, death, family, funeral, grief, loss, menstruation, Pacific, period, puberty, Ngutu‘are tangata, resilience, support, wellbeing, whānau

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2020

    Publication date: November 2020

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  • The fight cover image.

    The Fight

    School journal level 4 november 2017 cover image.

    by Sarah Penwarden

    illustrated by Scott Pearson

    "Robbie shouldn’t have laughed. I can feel the change in atmosphere. It’s like a hot day with thunderclouds on the way."

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2017

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: alcoholism, behaviour problems, bullying, change, empathy, family problems, fighting, friendship, school, school fights, teasing, understanding

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2017

    Publication date: November 2017

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