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  • Match report.

    Match Report

    SJ cover image.

    by Kate De Goldi

    illustrations by Gavin Mouldey

    This tale of a boy telling his grandfather about a cricket match sounds simple, but the clever text structure and extensive use of the language of cricket makes it a very rich text that can be revisited many times for different purposes. The theme of relationships between the generations is conveyed powerfully and in ways that students will recognise.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: cricket, old folks home, retirement, Grandad, Grandpa, storytelling, humour, tales

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Publication date: November 2014

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  • Kauri island.

    Kauri Island

    SJ cover image.

    by Amy Head

    illustrations by Bob Kerr

    A new land – and a new friendship

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: history, trees, kauri, logging, felling, settlers, danger

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Publication date: November 2014

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  • Battle.

    Battle

    SJ cover image.

    by Maria Samuela

    illustrations by Ant Sang

    Timiona must keep his cool in the heat of battle.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: krumping, playground, dance, competition, belief

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Publication date: November 2014

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  • Close to the edge.

    Close to the Edge

    SJ cover image.

    By Cecile Kruger

    Winner of the 2014 Elsie Locke Writing Prize

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: post apocalyptic, science fiction, water, refugee, student writing, Elsie Locke

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Publication date: November 2014

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  • The new zealand wars.

    Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa/The New Zealand Wars

    SJ cover image.

    by Ross Calman

    “The New Zealand Wars” describes the wars fought between 1845 and 1872. The wars were about who controlled the country and who owned the land. This long and fascinating article explains the circumstances of the wars, including the areas and tribes involved. There are good general descriptions of the main confrontations and key players, both Māori and British. The text is written by a Māori author who presents a balanced account of the wars and their impacts. 

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: history, war, Māori, Waikato, Taranaki, war, Te Kooti, Tītokowaru, British Empire, land, settlers, pā, Kīngitanga

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Publication date: November 2014

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  • Fair chocolate.

    Fair Chocolate

    SJ cover image.

    by Renata Hopkins

    The article “Fair Chocolate” is about a Christchurch company and its decision to deal directly with cacao producers on the other side of the world and make its own chocolate. Within this context, the article traverses economics, fair trade, and business practices.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: fair trade, chocolate, business, profits, workers, consumers, factory, shareholder

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Publication date: November 2014

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  • Embarrassment expert.

    The Embarrassment Expert

    SJ cover image.

    by Ashleigh Young

    illustration by Rachel Walker

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: embarrassment, poem, poetry, metaphor, simile

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

    Publication date: November 2014

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  • School journal september 2014.

    School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the School Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:

        TSM Audio
    Stories Nobody Laughed
    Poems Where Are the Fairies?    
    Plays I Want to Be Zippy!    
    Articles Reading a Boat  
    Pōhā: A Clever Way of Storing Food

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: September 2014

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    I want to be zippy.

    I Want to Be Zippy!

    Cover image.

    by Fiona Liddell

    illustrations by Scott Pearson

    Series: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Learning area: The Arts, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: argument, cooperation, solving problems, play, disagreement

    In: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Publication date: September 2014

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    Reading a boat.

    Reading a Boat

    Cover image.

    by Don Long

    photographs by Adrian Heke

    “Reading a Boat” is an account of a family taking a ferry ride, which becomes an exploration of signs on the ferry. The family continue their exploration of signs when they arrive on land, and they discuss how we know which signs are important.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: boats, signs, photographs, ferry, safety, decisions

    In: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Publication date: September 2014

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    A clever way of storing food.

    Pōhā: A Clever Way of Storing Food

    Cover image.

    by Dr Michael Stevens

    “Pōhā: A Clever Way of Storing Food” explains the traditional Māori way for storing harvested tītī (muttonbirds). The practice of using pōhā to store the tītī has been passed on through generations and is still being used today.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Learning area: Science, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: food, storage, preserving, kelp, tītī, mutton bird, pōhā, harakeke

    In: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Publication date: September 2014

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    Where are the fairies.

    Where Are the Fairies?

    Cover image.

    by Serie Barford

    illustrations by Leilani Isara

    Series: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: fairies, ferries, confusion, poem

    In: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Publication date: September 2014

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    Nobody laughed.

    Nobody Laughed

    Cover image.

    by Bernard Beckett

    illustrations by Kat Chadwick

    “Nobody Laughed” is the humorous story of what happens when a class arrives back at school after the summer holidays and each child has the same bright-green bag. The bags get muddled and the only way to find out who owns which bag is to open them. The main character is really worried about how the others will react when they see the “secret favourite thing” in his bag. It soon becomes clear that everyone has their own secret item.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: secrets, embarrassment, laughing

    In: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Publication date: September 2014

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  • I want to be zippy.

    I Want to Be Zippy!

    Cover image.

    by Fiona Liddell

    illustrations by Scott Pearson

    Series: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Learning area: The Arts, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: argument, cooperation, solving problems, play, disagreement

    In: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Publication date: September 2014

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  • Reading a boat.

    Reading a Boat

    Cover image.

    by Don Long

    photographs by Adrian Heke

    “Reading a Boat” is an account of a family taking a ferry ride, which becomes an exploration of signs on the ferry. The family continue their exploration of signs when they arrive on land, and they discuss how we know which signs are important.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: boats, signs, photographs, ferry, safety, decisions

    In: School Journal Level 2 September 2014

    Publication date: September 2014

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