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Product Description

Destination Zoo is an engaging and motivating reading project where students travel around a zoo learning about different animals. They get to utilise the many New Zealand School Journals that schools have access to.
18 activities, 23 animals and 62 Journal stories or articles. Weeks of fun!!
At each animal students visit, they will choose a reading task that will earn them ‘Likes’ on their Zoo App. The better they do the task the more likes the teacher can give them. At the end of the project students can be given the opportunity to use their Likes to pay for a special reward. E.g. Movie Day.

Destination Zoo is the third in the series that include Destination World and Destination  New Zealand.  There are all new activities for this project version.

Article Activities
1) New Animal Enclosure 
2) Fact Bookmark
3) Word Definitions
4) Mini Report
5) Topic Vocab
6) Wacky Animal
7) Letter Writing
8) Draw and Label an animal
9) Persuasive Writing
Story Activities
10) Email a Character
11) Character Quote
12) Design a new Character
13) Diary entry
14) Txt Message
15) Story Flip Book
16) Story Pyramid
17) Setting Picture
18) Rewrite the end

How to run the project.
There are a few ways you can run this project. 
1) You can use it as an independent project where students work through at their own pace.
2) Whole class, where the teacher sets the task and activity for everyone at the same time.
3) Run it with your existing differentiated groups where you choose the story and response you want them to do.

Destination Zoo - A NZ School Journal Project

  • Year Levels

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8


    File Type

    ZIP File/PDF 


    6 MB|35 pages