Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
- Social Sciences
- Health and Physical Education
- The Arts
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Nature of science
- Living world
- Nature of technology
- Geometry and Measurement
- Planet Earth and beyond
- Physical world
- Technological knowledge
- Number and Algebra
- Material world
- Technological practice
- Gather and interpret data
- Use evidence
- Critique evidence
- Engage with science
- Interpret representations
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by Annaleese Jochems
Illustrations by Rebecca ter Borg
“Springers” is a fictional story set in a rest home, where George and his daughter are visiting his elderly mum. Meredith has dementia, although it’s not clear to what degree: at times her strong mind and character shine through, at others, she seems childlike and resigned to the loss of autonomy that many people in rest homes experience. This is a subtle story, carefully observed, that sheds a gentle light on the way ageing can impact on families.
by Georgina Barnes
This report provides information about the Kiwileles, a ukulele orchestra made up of New Zealand school students. It focuses on the experiences of students at East Tamaki School and includes a description of some of the steps involved in learning to play a ukulele.
The Ukulele Maker
by Bronwen Wall
Dave Gilberd is a luthier, a maker of stringed instruments. This report describes how Dave makes a ukulele. A note at the end of the report provides additional information about how the ukulele got its name.
This journal includes a linked article, “The Kiwileles”, which provides information about students who play in a ukulele orchestra.
by Steph Matuku, Illustrations by Isobel Te Aho-White
When the strawberries in the garden start to mysteriously disappear, Huia suggests a rāhui to make sure there will be enough berries to share on her mother’s birthday.
by Kylie Parry, Illustrations by Jez Tuya
This humorous science-fiction play is set on a spaceship in the future. When the crew’s rubbish-blasting machine stops working, they are intrigued to find out how people used to deal with their rubbish in the “old days”.
Monkey and Crocodile
A tale from India
retold and illustrated by Vasanti Unka
Monkey lives a happy life in a tree high above a river. Crocodile swims in the river and eats fish all day, but what he really wants to do is eat Monkey. When Monkey needs help to cross the river, Crocodile thinks his chance has come…