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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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  • Mauri Mahi, Mauri Ora.

    Mauri Mahi, Mauri Ora

    by Kate Paris; illustrations by Paul Beavis

    A humorous play with an intriguing setting and multiple features that allow students interested in drama to hone their performances.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2021

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: anxiety, backstage, characters, dialogue, drama, dress rehearsal, friendship, humour, panic, play, production, rehearsal, school, stage fright, support, trick, waiting

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2021

    Publication date: May 2021

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  • Happy Birthday.

    Happy Birthday

    by James Brown; illustrations by Josh Morgan

    The nameless narrator and his friend Jeet, as featured in “The Polterheist”, reappear for another round of humorous high-jinks, this time involving an awkward birthday and a backyard tunnel.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2021

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: birthday, communication, disappointment, divorce, family, friendship, gadgets, humour, imagination, promises, relationships, resilience, separation, sequel, wellbeing

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2021

    Publication date: May 2021

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  • Red, the Pig, and the Automobile.

    Red, the Pig, and the Automobile

    by Annaleese Jochems; illustrations by Daron Parton

    An inventive reimagining of the fairy-tale genre, based loosely around Little Red Riding Hood. This is a great model for student writing, especially for those who want to explore the creative possibilities of a retelling by innovating on a familiar form.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2021

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: anthropomorphism, cleverness, disguise, fairy tale, fantasy, humour, innovation, Little Red Riding Hood, moral, parody, traditional story, trickery, wolf

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2021

    Publication date: May 2021

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