Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
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144 items - Showing 31 - 40
by Marama Rangiaho-Katipa
This is a recount of a visit to the exhibition of Kahu Ora (living cloaks) at Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand. In the exhibition, there is one korowai that has a special significance to Marama, the author. She learns about how korowai are made and how a special korowai reveals a story from her iwi.
by Sharyn Jones
This article is about the Port of Tauranga and is told by a boy whose father works there. It contains a general description of what a port is and has specific information about the kinds of ships, and their cargo, that visit Tauranga. There is also a brief overview of the grounding of the Rena.
by Kylee Goodwin
In this humorous poem, Mum has lost her keys again, and she and the children are searching for them in increasingly unlikely places. Eventually, Dad joins the search and finds the keys hanging on the hook, just where they should be!
by Giselle Fortune
Jack finds himself in a dilemma when his friend Luke encourages him to take some juice from an opened box of cartons at school. This story gives insight into Jack’s thinking and his feelings – in particular, his feelings about his own behaviour and why the other children don’t seem worried about what they have done. The text explores concepts
of honesty, bravery, and self-awareness and is well worth revisiting over more than one reading session.
Something Strange Going On
by Julia Wall
Something odd has been happening and the family decides something needs to be done. Numerous clues are presented in the text and illustrations to stimulate readers to play detective and work out what the family’s problem is and how it might be solved.
The Gulls of Sulphur Bay
by Sue Gibbison
Sulphur Bay, at the southern end of Lake Rotorua, is a wildlife reserve. Its hot springs make the area popular with many water birds, but the sulphur in the springs also causes some problems for them. This article describes how the gulls live in this unique environment. There are two other items in this Junior Journal linked to Lake Rotorua. They are “The Gulls of Mokoia Island” and a retelling of the legend of Hinemoa and Tūtānekai.
Hinemoa and Tūtānekai
A legend from the Te Arawa iwi
This text is a retelling of a legend of the Te Arawa people. It tells the love story of Hinemoa and Tūtānekai. Tūtānekai lives on Mokoia Island, separated from Hinemoa by the waters of Lake Rotorua. Hinemoa’s father does not want the two young people to be together and tries to stop them from meeting. But Hinemoa is determined and risks her life to swim across Lake Rotorua to be with Tūtānekai.