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    Māra

    by Moira Wairama

    illustration by Elspeth Alix Batt 

    JJ52 cover image.

    Series: Junior Journal 52, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    In: Junior Journal 52, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: January 2016

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    Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

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

        TSM Audio
    Stories Zapped! Chapter 2: Tidy-Bot Goes to School
    Poems Home    
    Plays Buried Treasure
    Articles Pepeha
    Tōku Pepeha

    Series: Junior Journal

    Publication date: September 2016

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    Buried Treasure

    by Kylie Parry

    illustrations by Antony Elworthy

    Junior journal 53 cover image.

    This humorous play follows a group of pirates as they use clues on a map to search for treasure. Students will delight in the pirates’ misinterpretation of the clues and the problems caused as they follow their misdirected ideas.

    Series: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: buried treasure, clues, compass points, directions, humour, maps, misunderstanding, pirates, plays, treasure

    In: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: September 2016

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    Home

    by Selina Powell

    illustration by Peter Campbell 

    Junior journal 53 cover image.

    "The ants carry crumbs larger than themselves back to their secret tunnels."

    Series: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: animals, ants, creatures, dogs, gardens, home, pigeons, poetry, snails

    In: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: September 2016

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    Tōku Pepeha

    by Pareraukawa Moore

    Junior journal 53 cover image.

    This text follows on from the article “Pepeha” in this journal. The author, Pareraukawa Moore, describes her own pepeha and what each element means to her.

    Series: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: ancestors, belonging, community, connections, environment, family, family history, family tree, grandparents, hapū, heritage, introductions, iwi, marae, Ngātokowaru Papatūānuku, pepeha, relationships, Tainui, Takitimu, Tararua, te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, tūpuna, waka, whānau

    In: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: September 2016

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    Pepeha

    by Pātaka and Monique Moore

    Junior journal 53 cover image.

    This article explains what a pepeha is and why it is important in Māori culture.

    Series: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: ancestors, belonging, community, connections, environment, family, family history, hapū, heritage, introductions, iwi, marae, pepeha, relationships, te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, tūpuna, waka, whānau

    In: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: September 2016

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    Zapped! Chapter 2: Tidy-Bot Goes to School

    by Renata Hopkins

    illustration by Scott Pearson 

    Junior journal 53 cover image.

    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.

    Series: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Purple, Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: fantasy, humour, robots, science fiction, serial

    In: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: September 2016

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  • Buried treasure cover image.

    Buried Treasure

    by Kylie Parry

    illustrations by Antony Elworthy

    Junior journal 53 cover image.

    This humorous play follows a group of pirates as they use clues on a map to search for treasure. Students will delight in the pirates’ misinterpretation of the clues and the problems caused as they follow their misdirected ideas.

    Series: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: buried treasure, clues, compass points, directions, humour, maps, misunderstanding, pirates, plays, treasure

    In: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: September 2016

    Order this text

  • Home cover image.

    Home

    by Selina Powell

    illustration by Peter Campbell 

    Junior journal 53 cover image.

    "The ants carry crumbs larger than themselves back to their secret tunnels."

    Series: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: animals, ants, creatures, dogs, gardens, home, pigeons, poetry, snails

    In: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: September 2016

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  • Tōku pepeha cover image.

    Tōku Pepeha

    by Pareraukawa Moore

    Junior journal 53 cover image.

    This text follows on from the article “Pepeha” in this journal. The author, Pareraukawa Moore, describes her own pepeha and what each element means to her.

    Series: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: ancestors, belonging, community, connections, environment, family, family history, family tree, grandparents, hapū, heritage, introductions, iwi, marae, Ngātokowaru Papatūānuku, pepeha, relationships, Tainui, Takitimu, Tararua, te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, tūpuna, waka, whānau

    In: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: September 2016

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  • Pepeha cover image.

    Pepeha

    by Pātaka and Monique Moore

    Junior journal 53 cover image.

    This article explains what a pepeha is and why it is important in Māori culture.

    Series: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: ancestors, belonging, community, connections, environment, family, family history, hapū, heritage, introductions, iwi, marae, pepeha, relationships, te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, tūpuna, waka, whānau

    In: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: September 2016

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    Zapped! Chapter 2: Tidy-Bot Goes to School

    by Renata Hopkins

    illustration by Scott Pearson 

    Junior journal 53 cover image.

    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.

    Series: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Learning area: English

    Colour wheel level: Purple, Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: fantasy, humour, robots, science fiction, serial

    In: Junior Journal 53, Level 2, 2016

    Publication date: September 2016

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    Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

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

        TSM Audio
    Stories Zapped! Chapter 3: Fun Time!
      Staying Afloat
    Poems In the Manawatū    
    Articles Life Jackets
    Fingerprints

    Series: Junior Journal

    Publication date: March 2017

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    Look inside this issue

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    Fingerprints

    by Iona McNaughton 

    JJ54 cover image.

    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.

    Series: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, Science, Social Sciences, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: March 2017

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    Staying afloat cover.

    Staying Afloat

    by Feana Tu‘akoi

    illustrations by Fraser Williamson

    JJ54 cover image.

    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.

    Series: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: March 2017

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    Zapped chapter 3 cover.

    Zapped! Chapter 3: Fun Time!

    by Renata Hopkins

    illustrations by Scott Pearson

    JJ54 cover image.

    This is the third of four chapters in a humorous science-fiction story designed to “hook” year 3 students into reading chapter books. In the story so far, twins Tai and Ana have made a robot (Tidy-Bot) for the school science fair, but when the robot is zapped by lightning and comes to life, they face a series of dilemmas.

    Series: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: March 2017

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    Life jackets cover.

    Life Jackets

    by Katy Jordan

    JJ54 cover image.

    This report outlines the history of life jacket development and explains how life jackets help keep people safe.

    Series: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: March 2017

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    In the Manawatū cover image.

    In the Manawatū

    by Alan Bagnall

    illustration by Giselle Clarkson 

    JJ54 cover image.

    "Have you heard what we do in the Manawatū when forecasters tell us that flooding is due?"

    Series: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    In: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: March 2017

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  • Fingerprints cover image.

    Fingerprints

    by Iona McNaughton 

    JJ54 cover image.

    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.

    Series: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, Science, Social Sciences, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: March 2017

    Order this text

  • Staying afloat cover.

    Staying Afloat

    by Feana Tu‘akoi

    illustrations by Fraser Williamson

    JJ54 cover image.

    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.

    Series: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    In: Junior Journal 54, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: March 2017

    Order this text