Space and the Solar System School Journal Set | Follow-Up Activities

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We’ve put together a set of reading response activities for a range of NZ School Journal texts around the broad theme of Space and the Solar System. Our NZ School Journal Space and the Solar System resource has everything you need to explore this engaging topic further. Lesson plans and comprehensive follow-up activities are included.
The School Journal Space and the Solar System Level 3 and 4 texts that we have featured are:
  • Star-gazing: School Journal Level 3 August 2020
  • Haritina Mogosanu: Starryteller: School Journal Level 3 May 2017
  • Becoming a Martian: School Journal Level 3 May 2017
  • Catching a Space Duck: Connected 2015 Level 3 – Fact or Fiction?
  • Who Froze Farrell Flint?: School Journal Level 3 May 2017
  • Living the Dream: School Journal Story Library Level 3
  • The Global Positioning System: Connected 2019 Level 4 – Seeing Beyond
  • Astrobiology: School Journal Level 4 May 2017
  • Lighting the way with solar energy: Connected 2015 Level 4 – Is That So?
  • Kiwis in Space: Connected 2018 Level 4 – Digital Space
1. Ten x Lesson plans
A lesson plan is provided for each story or article covered in this resource
2. Ten 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
  • Compare and contrast
  • Making inference
Apply links are included for students to explore the topic further through websites and video and audio links.
Creative activity options are also included. These activities challenge students to use higher-order thinking to synthesise their knowledge and create something new.
A FULL DIGITAL SET is also included for use within Google Classroom.

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