Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
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77 items - Showing 51 - 60
by Bronwen Wall
photographs by Mark Coote
This report describes the Garden to Table programme and how it operates at Cannons Creek School. The programme involves teachers and community volunteers and helps students learn how to grow and cook their own fruit, vegetables, and herbs.
The Green Team
by Diana Noonan
illustrations by Josh Morgan
The Green Team enter a competition that involves growing vegetables and using them to cook a meal, but the weather turns out to be a big problem. The team need to think creatively if they are to have a chance of winning. This story features characters (and food) from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
The Jungle in my Garden
by Dr Simon Pollard
This report describes some common spiders and insects found in New Zealand gardens. The author, an expert on spiders, considers the spiders and insects in his garden to be as exciting as wild animals in a jungle.
Zapped! Chapter 2: Tidy-Bot Goes to School
by Renata Hopkins
illustration by Scott Pearson
This is the second chapter (out of four) in a humorous science-fiction story designed to “hook” year 3 students into reading chapter books by themselves. In this chapter, things go awry again when the twins take Tidy-Bot to school.
by Iona McNaughton
This article explains how police find and take fingerprints from a crime scene and use them to help solve the crime. The article gives an insight into the work of a fingerprint expert. It includes instructions about how students can take their own fingerprints.
by Feana Tu‘akoi
illustrations by Fraser Williamson
This humorous story has a serious message. When Grandad takes Vika and Kele out on his boat, he insists that the children wear life jackets and tells them a story from his childhood in Tonga that explains why.
by Tricia Glensor
This report is about New Zealand money, explaining where our money comes from and how and why the notes and coins have changed over time. It also describes the security features on the banknotes.