We’ve put together a set of reading response activities for the New Zealand Junior Journal 54. Our NZ Junior Journal 54 Activities and Lesson Plans pack has everything you need to dive into the story and articles within this publication. 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 Junior Journal 55 texts that we have featured are:
Staying Afloat (story)
Life Jackets (article)
Zapped! Chapter 3 (story)
The purpose of this resource is to provide an engaging and motivating way for students to explore the story and articles from Junior Journal 54.
1. 4 x Lesson plans
A lesson plan is provided for each story/article covered in this resource:
2. 4 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 your opinion
Compare and contrast
These one-page activity sheets also include links to further activities and ideas. The links help students to explore the topic of the story or article further. QR codes and web links are provided so students can visit websites, listen to audio clips, and watch video clips.
Each activity sheet also features a design/create challenge. This encourages students to use higher-order thinking to synthesise their knowledge and create something new.
3. Additional reading comprehension activity sheets for each text
4. Additional graphic organisers for each activity sheet
Compare and Contrast graphic organiser
Sequence graphic organiser
5. Paper-based and digital activities are provided
This activity is provided in both paper-based and digital form (Google Slides).
6. Answers are included
Page count: 18 pages plus 25 slides.