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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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  • Junior journal 55 cover image.

    Junior Journal 55, 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 4: Machine Mayhem
    Poems Tukutuku
    Plays Stop Thief    
    Articles Making Money
    Take Note
    Weaving Tukutuku

    Series: Junior Journal

    Publication date: September 2017

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    Tukutuku cover image.

    Tukutuku

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Kelly Joseph

    images by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White

    The poem “Tukutuku” explores how tukutuku panels are made and the symbolism of some of the patterns, through vivid figurative language. 

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: kaokao, māngōroa, Māori traditional culture, poetry, storytelling, symbolism, tukutuku, tukutuku panels, weavers, weaving, wharenui

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

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    Zapped cover image.

    Zapped! Chapter 4: Machine Mayhem

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Renata Hopkins

    illustrated by Scott Pearson

    This is the final chapter of the Zapped series (The first three chapters are in Junior Journals 52, 53, and 54.) The story began with Tai and Ana making a robot for the school science fair – but then the robot was zapped by lightning and came to life, causing a lot of trouble for the twins. Then other machines came to life and started to act strangely. Now there seems to be the potential for even more trouble ahead, and the outcome for the twins and Tidy-Bot is uncertain.

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

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

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

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    Making Money

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Tricia Glensor

    This report is about New Zealand money, explaining where our money comes from and how and why the notes and coins have changed over time. It also describes the security features on the banknotes.

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: banknotes, change, coins, currency, design, financial capability, financial literacy, holograms, money, recycling, Reserve Bank, security features, technology

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

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    Stop thief cover image.

    Stop Thief

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Simon Cooke

    illustrated by Hannah Hageraats

    "Did you hear that? Those humans want to take our pictures and put them on banknotes. We’ll be famous!"

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Topics: banknotes, birds, hoiho, humour, kārearea, kea, kōkako, mohua, native bush, photography, play, whio

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

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    Take note cover image.

    Take Note

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Tricia Glensor

    This article provides information about the images on New Zealand banknotes, using the $5 note as an example. It provides opportunities for students to think critically about what makes the images special to New Zealanders.

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Antarctica, Aoraki, banknotes, Campbell Island, Campbell Island daisy, change, design, Ernest Rutherford, financial capability, financial literacy, hoiho, images, Kate Sheppard, money, Mount Cook, Reserve Bank, Ross lily, Sir Āpirana Ngata, Sir Edmund Hillary, Subantarctic Islands, technology, The Queen, tukutuku

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

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    Weaving tukutuku cover image.

    Weaving Tukutuku

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Kelly Joseph

    This article explains how tukutuku panels are made and the symbolism of some of the patterns, including the patterns that feature on our $5 and $10 banknotes.

    Gold 2

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Māori meeting house, Māori traditional culture, storytelling, symbolism, tukutuku, tukutuku panels, weavers, weaving, wharenui

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

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  • Tukutuku cover image.

    Tukutuku

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Kelly Joseph

    images by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White

    The poem “Tukutuku” explores how tukutuku panels are made and the symbolism of some of the patterns, through vivid figurative language. 

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: kaokao, māngōroa, Māori traditional culture, poetry, storytelling, symbolism, tukutuku, tukutuku panels, weavers, weaving, wharenui

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

    Order this text

  • Zapped cover image.

    Zapped! Chapter 4: Machine Mayhem

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Renata Hopkins

    illustrated by Scott Pearson

    This is the final chapter of the Zapped series (The first three chapters are in Junior Journals 52, 53, and 54.) The story began with Tai and Ana making a robot for the school science fair – but then the robot was zapped by lightning and came to life, causing a lot of trouble for the twins. Then other machines came to life and started to act strangely. Now there seems to be the potential for even more trouble ahead, and the outcome for the twins and Tidy-Bot is uncertain.

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

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

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

    Order this text

  • Making money cover image

    Making Money

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Tricia Glensor

    This report is about New Zealand money, explaining where our money comes from and how and why the notes and coins have changed over time. It also describes the security features on the banknotes.

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, Technology

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: banknotes, change, coins, currency, design, financial capability, financial literacy, holograms, money, recycling, Reserve Bank, security features, technology

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

    Order this text

  • Stop thief cover image.

    Stop Thief

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Simon Cooke

    illustrated by Hannah Hageraats

    "Did you hear that? Those humans want to take our pictures and put them on banknotes. We’ll be famous!"

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Fiction

    Shared texts

    Topics: banknotes, birds, hoiho, humour, kārearea, kea, kōkako, mohua, native bush, photography, play, whio

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

    Order this text

  • Take note cover image.

    Take Note

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Tricia Glensor

    This article provides information about the images on New Zealand banknotes, using the $5 note as an example. It provides opportunities for students to think critically about what makes the images special to New Zealanders.

    Gold 1

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 1

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Antarctica, Aoraki, banknotes, Campbell Island, Campbell Island daisy, change, design, Ernest Rutherford, financial capability, financial literacy, hoiho, images, Kate Sheppard, money, Mount Cook, Reserve Bank, Ross lily, Sir Āpirana Ngata, Sir Edmund Hillary, Subantarctic Islands, technology, The Queen, tukutuku

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

    Order this text

  • Weaving tukutuku cover image.

    Weaving Tukutuku

    Junior journal 55 cover image.

    by Kelly Joseph

    This article explains how tukutuku panels are made and the symbolism of some of the patterns, including the patterns that feature on our $5 and $10 banknotes.

    Gold 2

    Series: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Māori meeting house, Māori traditional culture, storytelling, symbolism, tukutuku, tukutuku panels, weavers, weaving, wharenui

    In: Junior Journal 55, Level 2, 2017

    Publication date: September 2017

    Order this text