NZ School Journal Level 2 and 3 Set: Minibeasts

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We’ve put together a set of reading response activities for a range of NZ School Journal Level 2 and 3 texts around the broad theme of Minibeasts. Our NZ School Journal Level 2 and 3 Minibeasts resource has everything you need to explore this important topic further. Lesson plans and comprehensive follow-up activities are included.
The School Journal Level 2 and 3 texts that we have featured are:
  • School Journal Level 2 May 2017 Bugbix for Breakfast
  • School Journal Level 2 May 2019 Why is the Wasp a pest?
  • School Journal Level 2 May 2019 The Striped Invader
  • School Journal Level 2 August 2019 Wētā
  • School Journal Level 3 May 2019 Unwanted Visitors
  • School Journal Level 3 November 2019 Olly’s Cicadas
1. Six x Lesson plans
A lesson plan is provided for each story or article covered in this resource
2. Six 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
  • Share opinions (evaluate)
Each activity sheet contains links to further activities and ideas. These links help students explore the topic of the article further and can give context to the words they read. QR codes and web links are provided so students can visit websites, and watch video clips.
A creative activity is also included.
These activities challenge students to use higher-order thinking to synthesise their knowledge and create something new.

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