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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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  • Boy on a bike.

    Boy on a Bike

    by Bronwen Wall

    SJ L3 cover image May 2015.

    “Boy on a Bike” is an article that celebrates the determination, focus, and commitment of a boy who sets himself a huge goal: to ride a bike the length of the North Island. The text will be engaging and enjoyable for most students, and it can be used as a spin-off for a variety of practical research projects. The many graphic features provide strong support and keep up the interest as we learn about Mac’s reasons for the ride, his preparation, and his dad’s support.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2015

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: bicycles, bikes, challenge, fitness, fundraising, geography, journey, maps, North Island, sports, training

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2015

    Publication date: May 2015

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  • Grandparents day.

    Grandparents’ Day

    by Adrienne Frater

    illustrations by Kat Chadwick

    SJ L3 cover image May 2015.

    For Isla’s grandparents, the long trip from Nelson is only the beginning.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2015

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: family, grandparents, humour, school

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2015

    Publication date: May 2015

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  • Tautai.

    Tautai

    by Sisilia Eteuati

    illustrations by Mose Eteuati

    SJ L3 cover image May 2015.

    This contemporary story is about a boy and his love of planes, but students will also read about the importance of his name and how a chance meeting helped him gain confidence. Samoan students will identify with Lagi, and all students will enjoy his enthusiasm and excitement as he sets off on his first trip to Sāmoa.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2015

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: aeroplanes, family, flying, friendship, identity, Pasifika, relationships, Sāmoa

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2015

    Publication date: May 2015

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  • Following gold.

    Following Gold

    by Chris Tse

    illustration by Thaw Naing

    SJ L3 cover image May 2015.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2015

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: Chinese, goldmining, history, immigration

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2015

    Publication date: January 2015

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  • Olden days.

    Olden Days

    SJ cover image.

    by Rachel Stedman

    illustrations by Ant Sang

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2014

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: time travel, aliens, olden, past, history, future, museum

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2014

    Publication date: November 2014

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  • Painting the town.

    Painting the Town

    SJ cover image.

    by Renata Hopkins

    After the earthquakes in Christchurch, many public facilities were suddenly not available. The article, “Painting the Town” describes how artists have provided people with other ways of experiencing the city by using the walls and streets as their “gallery”. In doing this, they have given people experiences that can help them cope with the difficulties of living in a ruined city. 

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2014

    Learning area: The Arts, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Christchurch, painting, art, street art, earthquake, art gallery, ideas, creative, inspiration, artist

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2014

    Publication date: November 2014

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  • Winings wairau.

    Wining’s Wairau

    SJ cover image.

    by Jenny Bornholdt

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2014

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: settler, olden days, history, hunting, poem, poetry, supermarket

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2014

    Publication date: November 2014

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  • The big dig.

    The Big Dig: Clearing the Manawatū Gorge Slip

    Cover image.

    by Wayne Erb

    “The Big Dig” describes the 2011 slip in the Manawatū gorge, giving an insight into repairing such an enormous slip and the scale of the problems that needed to be dealt with.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 September 2014

    Learning area: Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: slip, landslide, gorge, Manawatū, road, detour, repairs, geologists, engineers, rocks

    In: School Journal Level 3 September 2014

    Publication date: September 2014

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  • The ski trip cover.

    The Ski Trip

    Cover image.

    by Dave Armstrong

    illustrations by Kat Chadwick

    “The Ski Trip” relates how Anthony raises money for a class ski trip by working on odd jobs without the company of his best friend, who chooses to make the most of the end of summer by going to the beach and playing on his new bike.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 September 2014

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: financial literacy, money, saving, ski trip, working, earning

    In: School Journal Level 3 September 2014

    Publication date: September 2014

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  • The game cover.

    The Game

    Cover image.

    by Louise Wallace

    Series: School Journal Level 3 September 2014

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: poem, cricket, sport

    In: School Journal Level 3 September 2014

    Publication date: September 2014

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