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  • The game cover.

    The Game

    Cover image.

    by Louise Wallace

    Series: School Journal Level 3 September 2014

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: poem, cricket, sport

    In: School Journal Level 3 September 2014

    Publication date: September 2014

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  • Sj june level 2 cover.

    School Journal Level 2 June 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 The Ants and the Grasshopper   
    Iron Tamariki
    Poems Mascots    
    Articles First World War Mascots
    Cats – Who Needs Them?    

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Ant and the grasshopper cover.

    The Ants and the Grasshopper

    School Journal L2 June 2014.

    by Dave Armstrong

    "It was a cold winter’s night. A southerly gale was blowing up from Antarctica. Every creature in the bush was freezing — except the ants. The ants were safe and warm inside their colony, and they had plenty to eat." 

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: financial literacy, saving money, ants, grasshoppers, hibernation, moral, fable

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Iron tamariki cover.

    Iron Tamariki

    School Journal L2 June 2014.

    by Paora Tibble

    Mana hates running, but he’s training to compete in the Iron-Māori Tamariki. His dad is sure he can do it. On the day, his whānau is there in support, and Mana is very happy with the result.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: exercise, healthy lifestyles, Māori, overcoming obstacles, determination, fitness, families

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    First world war mascots cover.

    First World War Mascots

    School Journal L2 June 2014.

    by Philippa Werry

    Many students will be familiar with the use of mascots by sports teams, but they may be surprised to learn that mascots have also been used in wars. This text describes mascots used by New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. Students may have some awareness of the First World War through Anzac Day commemorations and from events to mark its centenary in 2014. 

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: First World War, dogs, animals, mascots, history, war, soldiers, army

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Cats cover.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: cats, kittens, pets, SPCA, predator management, animal welfare, pest eradication, wildlife protection

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Mascots cover.

    Mascots

    School Journal L2 June 2014.

    by Jenny Bornholdt

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: First World War, mascots, rugby, Waikato, Whanganui, Masterton, dogs, poetry, poem, animals

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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  • Ant and the grasshopper cover.

    The Ants and the Grasshopper

    School Journal L2 June 2014.

    by Dave Armstrong

    "It was a cold winter’s night. A southerly gale was blowing up from Antarctica. Every creature in the bush was freezing — except the ants. The ants were safe and warm inside their colony, and they had plenty to eat." 

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: financial literacy, saving money, ants, grasshoppers, hibernation, moral, fable

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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  • Iron tamariki cover.

    Iron Tamariki

    School Journal L2 June 2014.

    by Paora Tibble

    Mana hates running, but he’s training to compete in the Iron-Māori Tamariki. His dad is sure he can do it. On the day, his whānau is there in support, and Mana is very happy with the result.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: exercise, healthy lifestyles, Māori, overcoming obstacles, determination, fitness, families

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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  • First world war mascots cover.

    First World War Mascots

    School Journal L2 June 2014.

    by Philippa Werry

    Many students will be familiar with the use of mascots by sports teams, but they may be surprised to learn that mascots have also been used in wars. This text describes mascots used by New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. Students may have some awareness of the First World War through Anzac Day commemorations and from events to mark its centenary in 2014. 

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: First World War, dogs, animals, mascots, history, war, soldiers, army

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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  • Cats cover.

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: cats, kittens, pets, SPCA, predator management, animal welfare, pest eradication, wildlife protection

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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  • Mascots cover.

    Mascots

    School Journal L2 June 2014.

    by Jenny Bornholdt

    Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: First World War, mascots, rugby, Waikato, Whanganui, Masterton, dogs, poetry, poem, animals

    In: School Journal Level 2 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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  • Sj level 3 june cover.

    School Journal Level 3 June 2014

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

        TSM
    Stories Das Piano
    Harry's War  
    Windfall  
    Poems Chunuk Bair  
    Articles Grey Angels
    Te Hokowhitu-a-Tū: The Māori Pioneer Battalion 
    New Zealand at War   

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Look inside this issue

    Nz at war cover.

    New Zealand at War

    School Journal L3 June 2014.

    A timeline of the First World War

    Series: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: World War I, war, soldiers, Anzac, Anzac Day, Gallipoli, conscription, Battle of Somme

    In: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    The maori pioneer battalion cover.

    Te Hokowhitu-a-Tū: The Māori Pioneer Battalion

    School Journal L3 June 2014.

    by Monty Soutar

    This article tells the story of Māori and the First World War and of the huge contribution made by the pioneer Māori Battalion. The topic will be unfamiliar for many students, but the themed content in the surrounding items will provide support. 

    Series: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: First World War, British Empire, Māori soldiers, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Māori contingent, war

    In: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Grey angels cover.

    Grey Angels

    School Journal L3 June 2014.

    by Anna Rogers

    Although students will be aware of the role soldiers play in wartime, few will know about the role of nurses. This article describes the work
    of New Zealand nurses who travelled to Africa and Europe during the First World War. 

    Series: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: First World War, nurses, hospital ships, Somme, Edna Pengelly, Gallipoli, soldiers, war

    In: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Chunuk bair cover.

    Chunuk Bair

    School Journal L3 June 2014.

    by Robert Sullivan

    Series: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: Chunuk Bair, First World War, Anzac, soldiers, Gallipoli, poetry

    In: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Das piano cover.

    Das Piano

    School Journal L3 June 2014.

    by Bernard Beckett

    This dark, humorous narrative is set during the First World War and, through exaggeration, shows the effects of extreme patriotism that can appear in wartime. Thomas, the narrator, hates Mrs Biggs, his teacher. He also hates singing. When Mrs Biggs finds him playing Catch the German, she punishes him by making him sing in front of the mayor. Thomas’s desperate attempt to avoid singing has unexpected results when Mrs Biggs and the mayor decide to smash the piano – because it was made in Germany.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: First World War, piano, school, German, destruction, humour, bully

    In: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Harry's war cover.

    Harry’s War

    School Journal L3 June 2014.

    by Mark Derby

    illustrations by Andrew Burdan

    “It’s funny the way things turn out.”

    Series: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: First World War, army training, chalk Kiwi, Kiwi, lucky escape

    In: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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    Windfall cover.

    Windfall

    School Journal L3 June 2014.

    by Paul Mason

    illustrations by Leilani Isara

    Anna’s father has come home from the war – or has he?

    Series: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: First World War, shell shock, storm, rescue, overcoming adversity, father/daughter relationships

    In: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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  • Nz at war cover.

    New Zealand at War

    School Journal L3 June 2014.

    A timeline of the First World War

    Series: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: World War I, war, soldiers, Anzac, Anzac Day, Gallipoli, conscription, Battle of Somme

    In: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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  • The maori pioneer battalion cover.

    Te Hokowhitu-a-Tū: The Māori Pioneer Battalion

    School Journal L3 June 2014.

    by Monty Soutar

    This article tells the story of Māori and the First World War and of the huge contribution made by the pioneer Māori Battalion. The topic will be unfamiliar for many students, but the themed content in the surrounding items will provide support. 

    Series: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: First World War, British Empire, Māori soldiers, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Māori contingent, war

    In: School Journal Level 3 June 2014

    Publication date: June 2014

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