We’ve put together a bundle of reading response activities for the Level 2 2020 School Journals. This NZ School Journal Level 2 Activities bundle has everything you need to dive into the story and articles within the May, August, and November Level 2 School Journals. 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 School Journal Level 2 May 2020 texts that we have featured are:
Kupe and the Giant Wheke (story)
Our First Olympians (article)
The NZ School Journal Level 2 August 2020 texts that we have featured are:
Taranaki Views (article)
The Story of Taranaki (story)
The NZ School Journal Level 2 November 2020 texts that we have featured are:
Orca – The World’s Largest Dolphin (article)
The Kōrero of the Waka (article)
The Way to Play (story)
The purpose of this resource bundle is to provide an engaging and motivating way for students to explore the story and articles from these School Journals.
Each NZ School Journal Level 2 Activities pack features:
1. Three x Lesson plans
A lesson plan is provided for each story or article covered in this resource
2. Three 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)
Answers are included.
3. 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.
4. Three 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).