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Jason had issues with Maia. She was smart – as smart as him, which was part of the problem.

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  • AudienceKaiakoStudents
  • Curriculum Level3
  • Learning AreaEnglishTechnology
  • Resource LanguageEnglish
  • Resource typeText/Chapter
  • SeriesSchool Journal

About this resource

Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2018

Reading year level: 6

Category: Fiction

Topics: competition, evaluating evidence, fact checking, hoax, humour, information, internet, participating and contributing, quizzes, relating to others, school, sources, teamwork, thinking, tree octopus, websites



Words by Bernard Beckett
Illustrations by Kieran Rynhart

But mostly, it was the way she was smart. Jason hated her fake look of surprise whenever she beat him. And he hated the smug little smile that always came after, the one only he saw. Maia thought she was better than everyone at everything. Well, not today.

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