We’ve put together a set of reading response activities for a range of NZ School Journal and Connected Level 2 texts around the broad theme of Kaitiakitanga (Guardianship and protection of the earth). Our NZ School Journal Level 2 Kaitiakitanga resource has everything you need to explore this important topic further. Lesson plans and comprehensive follow-up activities are included.
The School Journal Level 2 texts that we have featured are:
School Journal Level 2 November 2018 The Plastic Free challenge
School Journal Level 2 November 2018 Plastic Planet
School Journal, Level 2 October 2011 Tia Kina a Tangaroa
School Journal Level 2 November 2019 Our Blue Planet
Connected 2017 Level 2 Taking Action: Down the Drain
1. Five x Lesson plans
A lesson plan is provided for each story or article covered in this resource
2. Five x Follow Up Activity Sheets
A one-page activity sheet is provided for each article covered in this resource.
Each activity sheet contains a range of reading comprehension strategies including:
Use prior knowledge
Share opinions (evaluate)
Each activity sheet contains links to further activities and ideas. These links help students explore the topic of the article further and can give context to the words they read. QR codes and web links are provided so students can visit websites, and watch video clips.
A creative activity is also included. These activities challenge students to use higher-order thinking to synthesise their knowledge and create something new.