Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
- Social Sciences
- Health and Physical Education
- The Arts
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Nature of science
- Living world
- Planet Earth and beyond
- Material world
- Nature of technology
- Physical world
- Geometry and Measurement
- Technological knowledge
- Use evidence
- Engage with science
- Critique evidence
- Gather and interpret data
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by Nadine Anne Hura, illustrations by Zoe Hannay
This is a gentle story with a twist, which is revealed in the final illustration. While most School Journal stories are set over a few hours or days, this piece has an unusually long timeframe: nine months. During this time, Bella learns a more positive way to count the days – by noticing the seasons change and trusting that something is happening, even though it may appear otherwise.
Please Don’t Tap the Glass
by Rose Lu; illustrations by Ant Sang
Author Rose Lu moved from Auckland to a much smaller place when she was twelve. Fitting in wasn’t easy, especially given that her new home contained very few Chinese New Zealanders. Suddenly Rose was different from everyone else – an experience she uses to inform her first piece of fiction for the School Journal.
News for You
by Bernard Beckett, illustrations by Giselle Clarkson
This story has a mission: to shed light on the concept of algorithms, in particular the ways in which they influence our access to news. Bernard Beckett takes the Covid-19 lockdown as his starting point, using this shared experience to provide humour and appeal. This relevant context also allows students to explore the idea that people have different interests and perspectives and that news on social media has been curated for the user and may not represent all aspects of current events.
The Way to Play
by Bernard Beckett, illustrations by Scott Pearson
When Room 6 wins the competition to design the school’s new playground, they are really excited. However, when it comes to deciding on the design, differences of opinion emerge and the students have to work through the conflict to come up with a design that will suit them all. This story provides an opportunity to introduce and discuss the acceptance and celebration of difference.
by Renata Hopkins, illustrations by Rosie Colligan
Grumpa wants to take a walk, but the narrator has other ideas. Grumpa wins, and the pair tour Christchurch’s Red Zone, where the narrator learns to see what’s no longer there – and ways we can preserve the past.
How to be Normal
by Annaleese Jochems
illustrated by Adele Jackson
"Charley’s at the old playground, sitting on the bottom of the slide and concentrating. When the bell rings, she’ll walk back to class – but first, she’ll wait till at least half the other kids have done the same. She’s improving herself. This week, she’s fixing her habit of being back at her desk too soon. It’s unnecessary, and it singles her out."