Connected Level 2 2020 Digging Deeper | NZ School Journals

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We’ve put together a set of reading response activities for the NZ Connected Level 2 2020: Digging Deeper. This resource has everything you need to dive into the articles within this publication. The Connected series promotes content-based literacy. Students are exposed to scientific, technological, and mathematical vocabulary and contexts, and broaden their knowledge and understanding of these areas.

The Connected Level 2 2020: Digging Deeper contains activities for the following texts:

  • Squawkzilla
  • City of Bugs
  • Whakaotirangi and her Kete of Kūmara
  • Making Scents

You can find the Connected Level Two 2020 here.

The purpose of this resource is to provide an engaging and motivating way for students to explore the articles from this Connected text.

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 article covered in this resource.

Each activity sheet contains a range of reading comprehension strategies including:

  • Use prior knowledge
  • Find information
  • Use vocabulary
  • Make connections
  • Sequence
  • Compare and contrast
  • Make predictions

Answers are included.

3. Four 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. Four x Creative activities

These activities challenge students to use higher-order thinking to synthesise their knowledge and create and design something new.

5. A FULL SET of Digital Activities are included. These work brilliantly with Google Classroom and Microsoft One Drive.