NZ Junior Journal 61 Activities and Lesson Plans Paper-based and Digital Option
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We’ve put together a set of reading response activities for the New Zealand Junior Journal 61. Our NZ Junior Journal 61 Activities and Lesson Plans has everything you need to dive into the story and articles within this publication. Both a paper-based and digital option are included so you can use this in the way that suits you best – great for distance learning.
The NZ Junior Journal 61 texts that we have featured are:
The Invisible Force (article)
Amazing Magnets (article)
Kakahu Pekepeke (article)
Maia’s Magin Wand (story)
Rua and Te Manu (story)
The purpose of this 35-page resource is to provide an engaging and motivating way for students to explore the story and articles from Junior Journal 61.
Our Junior Journal 61 Activities pack includes:
1. Five x Lesson plans
A lesson plan is provided for each story or article covered in this resource:
The Invisible Force
Maia’s Magin Wand
Rua and Te Manu
2. Five x Follow Up Activity Sheets
A one-page activity sheet is provided for each story or article covered in this resource.
Each activity sheet contains a range of reading comprehension strategies including:
Use prior knowledge
Compare and contrast
Answers are included.
3. Five x Apply Your Knowledge link sheets
These link sheets provide further activities and ideas to help students explore the topic of the story or article further. QR codes and web links are provided so students can visit websites, and watch video clips.
4. Five x Design activities
These activities challenge students to use higher-order thinking to synthesise their knowledge and create something new.
5. Paper-based and digital activities are provided
This resource is provided in both paper-based and digital form (Google Slides).