We’ve put together a set of reading response activities for the NZ School Journal Level 2 November 2019. Our School Journal activities resource 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 texts that we have featured are:
Our Blue Planet (article)
How Cars Changed Our World (article)
Ngātī Kuri Proud (story)
The Choice (story)
The purpose of this resource is to provide an engaging and motivating way for students to explore the story and articles from this school journal.
1. Four x Lesson plans
A lesson plan is provided for each story or article covered in this resource
2. Four 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
Share Opinions (evaluate)
Compare and contrast
Apply Your Knowledge links
These links 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.
3. Four x Creative/Design activities
These activities challenge students to use higher-order thinking to synthesise their knowledge and create something new.
4. Paper-based and digital activities are provided
This resource is provided in both paper-based and digital form (Google Slides).