Access the best of New Zealand's literacy resources in the form of the New Zealand School Journal, Connected, Junior Journal and the School Journal Story Library.
Journal Surf lets you easily search through the a range of quality literacy resources to support your teaching programme.
We also provide a growing collection of news articles and curriculum resources, and aim to become your number one search engine for all your literacy needs.
We have begun posting new 'quick-fire' activities for students on to our Facebook page. These (and future) activities supplement our enrichment activities and are topical and relate to current news items. They are designed as fun activities with your class, while promoting discussion, inference, and higher order thinking skills such as analysis, evaluation and creativity. Go to Facebook to see our most recent activity titled 'A cricket legend?'
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We have developed some new enrichment activities for students. The activities cover curriculum levels 2,3, and 4 and foster higher order thinking and critical literacies across the curriculum. We are looking for 20 teachers interested in trialling these resources. Email us at email@example.com if you are interested.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest
Some teachers have asked how reading age relates to reading level (given by year) in Journal Surf.
We have provided the link for the PDF that explains the changes to the way instructional series texts are levelled. These changes were determined by the MOE and came into being in August 2011. However, the metadata that you see (look in the 'Print page' or 'Print all' list) in the column 'RYL' (Reading Year Level) is the same data that was in the old Journal Surf (just transferred over). So you can use this in the same way re - selection of text for a student or understanding a particular student's ability to manage texts at a certain level. Click here for the MOE PDF.
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