Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
- Social Sciences
- The Arts
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Health and Physical Education
- Nature of science
- Living world
- Geometry and Measurement
- Physical world
- Technological knowledge
- Material world
- Number and Algebra
- Planet Earth and beyond
- Gather and interpret data
- Interpret representations
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The Sea Devil
by Paul Mason
illustrated by Kimberly Andrews
"Just beyond the long arm of the wharf, the camp’s launch, Pearl, tugged at its mooring. The thought of a big fish jagging on his line quickened James’s pace, and it wasn’t until he was on the wharf that he saw he was not alone. A dark figure leant against one of the piles – it was one of the Germans, staring at the boat."
by Hio Kelemete, illustrations by Vaitoa Baker
This is a humorous, entertaining story based on a true event. It provides examples of characterisation and dialogue as well as being a model for imaginative writing. This is a Pacific text. It provides a chance for Tokelauan and other Pacific students to see themselves and their culture reflected in the Journal.
by Tusiata Avia
Tusiata Avia writes from the child’s perspective as the narrator’s mother receives a tuālima (a tattoo on the back of the hand). Arranged chronologically, the author details particulars of the ceremony, sometimes using gagana Sāmoa terms, and sharing the attention equally between what’s happening and the emotions felt.
by Georgina Barnes
This report provides information about the Kiwileles, a ukulele orchestra made up of New Zealand school students. It focuses on the experiences of students at East Tamaki School and includes a description of some of the steps involved in learning to play a ukulele.
Solar Power in Tokelau
by Iona McNaughton
This report highlights the world-first achievement of Tokelau in using renewable energy sources (solar energy and coconut oil) for all its electricity. It explains why Tokelau decided to switch from using fossil fuels and includes comments from a Tokelau family that illustrate the impact of the change.
Fleeb Watches TV
Written by Yvonne Morrison
Illustrated by Josh Morgan
When Nate and Rose first met Fleeb (in Fleeb Makes Scones), they discovered he was full of surprises. In this second story, the children have got used to having him around, but now Fleeb is acting strangely and household items are going missing ... What is Fleeb up to?
Students will enjoy looking for clues in this humorous mystery story.
Rise Up: The Story of the Dawn Raids and the Polynesian Panthers
by Pauline Vaeluaga Smith
The article “Rise Up: The Story of the Dawn Raids and the Polynesian Panthers” recounts the story of the dawn raids that took place in Aotearoa in the 1970s. Under instruction from the government of the day, police and immigration officials invaded the homes of Polynesian people in the early hours of the morning, demanding evidence that they were lawfully living in Aotearoa.
by Hio Kelemete
Every Sunday, a group of Tokelau adults and children meet in Wellington to pass on cultural knowledge. Recently, artist and master carver Paulino Tuwhala guided the group through the task of carving foe (paddles), which they used to perform a tafoe (dance).