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Instructional Series

Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.

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  • Olly's Cicadas.

    Olly's Cicadas

    by Alison Ballance

    Olly Hills knows a lot more about cicadas than your average eleven-year-old.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2019

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: bugs, cicadas, entomologists, environment, habitats, hobbies, insects, kihikihi, larva, life cycle, moult, publishing, species

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2019

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • Kia Māia.

    Kia Māia

    by André Ngāpō, illustrations by Minky Stapleton

    Jayson has just arrived in New Zealand to stay with his nan. He is staying at her marae preparing for an unveiling but is feeling out of his depth. With help from his younger cousin, Nikora, Jayson slowly feels his way, learning about tikanga Māori and how he, too, belongs.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2020

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: belonging, change, family, fitting in, growing, hura kōhatu, learning, Māori, marae, MASAM, teaching, teina, teina-tuakana, tikanga, tuakana, unveiling, whānau, wharenui

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2020

    Publication date: May 2020

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  • The Longest Walk.

    The Longest Walk

    by Rebekah White

    The Rapsey family, including nine-year-old Elizabeth and her six-year-old brother, Johnny, spent just over four months walking the entire length of New Zealand. During this time, they lived a simple life, learning about the natural world around them and the various ways to engage with it. Rebekah White captures both the sense of adventure and the contemplative moments through her lyrical style, which contains some elements of creative non-fiction.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2020

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: bush, challenge, change, exploration, family, forest, geography, growing, learning, mountains, New Zealand, outdoors, resilience, self-reliance, Te Araroa, tramping, trek, walking

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2020

    Publication date: May 2020

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  • Bad Advice.

    Bad Advice

    by Tim Upperton

    Tim Upperton plays with poetic form, especially the pleasures of a tight rhyme scheme, to give readers some unusual “advice”. His poem is a homage to the nonsense text of Doctor Seuss, with a black-humour twist.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2020

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: advice, humour, language, parody, poetry, rhyme, rhythm, Tim Upperton

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2020

    Publication date: May 2020

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