NZ Junior Journal 65 Activities and Lesson Plans – Exploring Movement
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Check out our set of reading response activities for the New Zealand Junior Journal 65 – Exploring Movement. Our NZ Junior Journal 65 Activities and Lesson Plans pack 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 65 texts that we have featured are:
Moving Your Body (article)
Moving with Technology (article)
Moving Pictures (article)
Super Huhu (story)
The purpose of this resource is to provide an engaging and motivating way for students to explore the story and articles from Junior Journal 65.
1. 4 x Lesson plans
A lesson plan is provided for each story/article covered in this resource:
2. 4 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
These one-page activity sheets also include links to further activities and ideas. The links help students to explore the topic of the story or article further. QR codes and web links are provided so students can explore multiple perspectives. They can visit websites, listen to audio clips, and watch video clips.
Each activity sheet also features a design/create challenge. This encourages students to use higher-order thinking to synthesise their knowledge and create something new.
3. Paper-based and digital activities are provided
This activity is provided in both paper-based and digital form (Google Slides).
4. Answers are included
A Note About Junior Journal 65 – Exploring Movement (from TSM JJ65)
The texts in this journal provide opportunities for ākonga to learn and think about movement from a range of perspectives – science, technology, social sciences, and the arts
Having several texts exploring the same topic stimulates curiosity and enables ākonga to build their knowledge over time.
Background knowledge, including vocabulary knowledge, contributes to success in reading.
In turn, reading success builds knowledge, comprehension, and motivation and strengthens reading behaviours that will support further reading.