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 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.
Task Purpose: To find out the good things about exercise. To investigate some fun activities that help people become fitter.
Curriculum Learning Goal: Health and physical education Understand how people’s attitudes and actions contribute to staying healthy. Encourage others to participate and enjoy exercise.
Literacy Learning Goal: Locate and evaluate information to achieve the curriculum purpose. Draw on clues in the text and background knowledge to make inferences.
Task Purpose: To understand how we move. To understand what you can do to reduce the tiredness in your muscles when you exercise. To use information to plan how to make healthier choices.
Curriculum Learning Goal: Science goal Know and use language to describe how muscles help us move. Social sciences goal: Understand how making healthy choices can help people to better meet their exercise and well-being goals.
Literacy Learning Goal: Clearly explain and demonstrate to others what causes muscle tiredness. Create mental images to gain a deeper understanding of the information read. Find clues in the text and draw on prior knowledge to make inferences about making healthy choices.
Task Purpose: To find out the attributes of a sports’ or activities coach. To understand what it means to be a coach or a referee.
Curriculum Learning Goal: Health and Physical education Identify risks and their causes, and identify safe practices to manage them. Develop movement activities that are enjoyable and promote physical and mental wellbeing. Social Sciences Understand how people make and implement rules and why these might be important in organised sport or activities.
Literacy Learning Goal: Express an opinion and explain why the opinion is held. Is willing to negotiate compromise when an agreement cannot be reached. Scan to locate and evaluate information that is relevant to the task purpose. Use appropriate language and structure to clearly describe a person’s role.
Task Purpose: To find out what characteristics you need to be a successful athlete. To understand the preparation involved in being an Olympic athlete.
Curriculum Learning Goal: Health and Physical Education Understand what it means to accept challenges, learn new skills and extend abilities.
Literacy Learning Goal: Analyse and synthesise key aspects in the texts which support the Health and Physical Education goal. Select key information, make brief notes to clarify and organise ideas. Use clues in the text and draw on background knowledge to make inferences.
Task Purpose: To recall a sporting activity that you have learned. To understand that different sports use special language to explain the equipment they use and activities they do. To identify vocabulary that accurately describes specific actions.
Curriculum Learning Goal: Social sciences Understand how people make use of resources to compete in sport and enjoy their leisure activities. Health and Physical education Practise movement skills and demonstrate how these can be linked to create a sequence. English Read and use a range of vocabulary and language features to effectively communicate meaning of various elements within specific sports and activities.
Literacy Learning Goal: Select and use vocabulary and figures of speech to precisely describe what is seen and heard so that others can create mental images.
Task Purpose: To find out what it was like for the first team of athletes to represent NZ at the Olympic games. To find out what were the symbols the New Zealand athletes used during the Olympics games to distinguish themselves from other athletes.
Curriculum Learning Goal: Social sciences Understand how participation in a world event such as the Olympics has shaped New Zealand athletes’ sense of identity. Using language symbols and codes. Recognise how the use of symbols affects people’s understandings and the way they respond to them.
Literacy Learning Goal: Use clues in the text as well as drawing on background knowledge to predict what might be happening in the article. Analyse and synthesise ideas by considering how they link to other ideas in order to reach conclusions related to the curriculum goal.
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