We’ve put together a set of reading response activities for the New Zealand Junior Journal 60. Our NZ Junior Journal 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 60 texts that we have featured are:
- Mariri, the Flying Man (folk tale)
- Seashells (article)
- Super Shells (article)
The purpose of this 20-page resource is to provide an engaging and motivating way for students to explore the story and articles from Junior Journal 60.
- Three x Lesson plans
A lesson plan is provided for each story or article covered in this resource:
- Mariri, the Flying Man
- Super Shells
- Three x Follow Up Activity Sheets
A one-page activity sheet provided for each story or article covered in this resource.
Each activity sheet contains a range of reading comprehension strategies including:
- Use prior knowledge
- Find information
- Use vocabulary
- Make connections
- Compare and contrast
Answers are included
- Three 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.
- Three x Design activities
These activities challenge students to use higher-order thinking to synthesise their knowledge and create something new.
- Paper-based and digital activities are provided
This activity is provided in both paper-based and digital form (Google Slides).
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