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Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.

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  • Boy fishing on a wharf with a soldier.

    The Sea Devil

    Sunset over ice in Antarctica.

    by Paul Mason

    illustrated by Kimberly Andrews

    "Just beyond the long arm of the wharf, the camp’s launch, Pearl, tugged at its mooring. The thought of a big fish jagging on his line quickened James’s pace, and it wasn’t until he was on the wharf that he saw he was not alone. A dark figure leant against one of the piles – it was one of the Germans, staring at the boat."

    Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: adventure story, escape, Felix von Luckner, First World War, history, internment, Motuihe Island, prisoners of war, Sea Devil, World War 1

    In: School Journal Level 4 November 2018

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Three children on a wharf.

    Journey on the Sea

    Illustrated birds eye view of a carnival.

    by Clare Knighton

    "Aotearoa is an island nation with more than 15,000 kilometres of coastline (only nine other countries have more). It’s no wonder so many of us love the water. But activities like swimming, surfing, fishing, and sailing all involve risk. On average, more than a hundred New Zealanders drown each year."

    Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2018

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: adventure, confidence, drowning, new skills, Optimists, Porirua Harbour, sailing, sailing boats, Te Ara Moana, Te Awarua-o-Porirua, Titahi Bay, water, water safety

    In: School Journal Level 3 August 2018

    Publication date: August 2018

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  • Treasure from the sea.

    Treasure from the Sea

    by Francesca Riley

    illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt 

    Treasure from the Sea is based on an actual event. Megan loves to stay with Nan and listen to Nan’s stories about the treasures she has collected on her beach walks, but Megan would love to find her own treasure and tell her own story. This narrative describes Megan’s holiday quest. She finds several objects but nothing really special until she notices a fish that has become stranded in a sandy stream on the beach. With help, Megan manages to get the fish back to the sea, safe from the hot sun and hungry seagulls. At last, she has her own story of “treasure from the sea”.

    Purple 1

    Series: Ready to Read

    Learning area: Science

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Publication date: January 2013

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  • Sea Science.

    Sea Science

    This article describes a citizen science project carried out by three schools on Aotea Great Barrier Island. Concerned by the amount of marine debris washing up on their beaches, the students partnered with scientists from the University of Auckland to investigate what was happening and to take action to bring about change.

    Series: Connected 2019 Level 2 – Wild Discoveries

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Statistics, Nature of science

    In: Connected 2019 Level 2 – Wild Discoveries

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • Fish on a coral bed.

    Under the Sea

    Space ship docked for take off.

    This article reports on a survey of a 100-metre long rocky reef located 11 kilometres off the Taranaki coast. Students from local high schools are partnering with divers, biologists, engineers, fishers, and local iwi to discover and record the plants and animals that make the reef their home. The article focuses on the survey methods being used and the different technologies involved in each method.

    Series: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Geometry and Measurement, Statistics, Living world, Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2018 Level 4 - Digital Space

    Publication date: November 2018

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  • Seashells.

    Seashells

    by Feana Tu‘akoi

    “Seashells” provides information about the shells that can be found on New Zealand beaches. It includes intriguing facts and photographs. This article is linked to two other pieces in this journal: “Super Shells”, which describes some ways that people use shells, and “Beach Buddy”, a craft activity.

    Series: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

    Learning area: English, Science

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: adaptation, beach, bivalve, camouflage, conservation, environment, Hamish Spencer, mollusc, nacre, oyster, pāua, pearl, sea, seashell, shell, shellfish, tide

    In: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

    Publication date: January 2020

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  • Tiakina a tangaroa cover.

    Tiakina a Tangaroa

    Sj level 2 oct 2011 cover.

    by Jill MacGregor

    This article, about a class’s science investigation, recounts how the students compare the sea life of a “protected” marine reserve with that at an “unprotected” beach. They discover clear differences and identify the harm people do to the environment by littering. The students raise community awareness of the issue by organising a sponsored parade. 

    Series: School Journal, Level 2 October 2011

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: science investigation, students, sea life, protected, marine reserve, beach, environment, littering, community awareness

    In: School Journal, Level 2 October 2011

    Publication date: October 2011

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  • Rising seas cover.

    Rising Seas

    Connected 2014 L3 cover

    by Kate Potter

    Scientists know that global warming is leading to rising sea levels, but the rate of change and its likely impact are less clear. Scientists investigate what is happening and use the evidence to suggest how we might adapt to the changes.

    Series: Connected 2014 level 3 - Why Is That?

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science

    Capability: Use evidence

    In: Connected 2014 level 3 - Why Is That?

    Publication date: January 2014

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  • Man and sea cover.

    Man and Sea

    Sj l4 may 2016 cover.

    What are the marks of Tataua – and what does it mean to receive them?

    Series: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: courage, family, leadership, Pasifika, responsibility, rites of passage, Sāmoa, Tataua, tattooing, traditional stories, Uliuli

    In: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

    Publication date: May 2016

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  • Surge cover.

    Surge

    Sj l4 may 2016 cover.

    by Jenny Bornholdt

    A poem

    Series: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: coastline, exploration, Jenny Bornholdt, nature, ocean, outdoors, poetry, sea, shore

    In: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

    Publication date: May 2016

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