Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
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Mihi and the Foghorn Father
by Rachel Hayward
Family relationships and the need for honesty are the themes of this charming story about a girl and her over-enthusiastic Dad. Mihi loves her Dad, but when he watches her play rugby, his loud advice and encouragement put her off her game. When she bravely lets Dad know this, he makes a deal with her that helps them both to enjoy the match.
by Alex Taylor
Where does power come from? Starting with some familiar electrical structures, the article traces the source of the power needed to charge an electric toothbrush. It follows the journey back from the power outlet in the wall, through roadside structures and transmission lines, to the waters of Lake Taupō.
A Grin from Ear to Ear
by Tipene Watson
A boy and his koro enjoy a day fishing together. When the boy reels in the biggest fish he has ever caught, enough to feed the whole family for dinner, he proudly poses for the camera with his catch. Readers will share his surprise when Koro then tells him to release the fish. By explaining that it will go on to produce more in the future, Koro shares his values and traditions about sustainability with his moko.
by Denise Silk-Martelli
This article explains what happens during an asthma attack, what triggers asthma, and how people control it. To help readers connect the information to a real-life context, the article includes the example of a specific person’s experiences. Amber and the narrator describe how she manages her asthma, how other people can help, and how she is able to participate in everyday activities.
Tiakina a Tangaroa
by Jill MacGregor
This article, about a class’s science investigation, recounts how the students compare the sea life of a “protected” marine reserve with that at an “unprotected” beach. They discover clear differences and identify the harm people do to the environment by littering. The students raise community awareness of the issue by organising a sponsored parade.
Awarua The Taniwha of Porirua
by Wiremu Grace
Illustrations by Lee Watt
Rereroa the albatross teaches her friend Awarua, the taniwha, how to fly. In the process, Awarua creates some of the geographical features around the Porirua area, such as the flat top of Mana Island, which was caused when she crash-landed on top of the island, and the valley in Whitireia. The story explores the tuakana–teina relationship of an expert teaching a novice.
My Name Is Davy Lowston
by Alan Bagnall
illustrations by Spike Wademan
This text is a fictionalised recount. Davy Lowston was among a group of sealers set down on the Open Bay Islands (off the west coast of the South Island) in 1810. The ship that was to pick them up sank in a storm, and the men were marooned for four years. Their story is the basis of one of the earliest folk songs in New Zealand.
Listen to the song of Davy Lowston:
by David Hill
Illustrations by Scott Pearson
This article presents facts and phenomena about the moon, such as tides and phases of the moon. It’s a companion piece to “Cool Facts about a Hot Place” (School Journal, Level 2, October 2015). Together they provide a great platform for exploring the Planet Earth and Beyond science strand.