Improve reading comprehension in your classroom with our Matariki-themed differentiated close reading passages and questions. This pack includes three
Year Five and Six non-fiction and Maori Myth and Legends passages with six pages of engaging text dependent questions and higher order thinking tasks. These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks. These link directly to the New Zealand Curriculum, Level Three, Listening, Reading and Viewing (see the Activity Information pages for more details on the exact skills found in each activity).
***Recently updated to include new research findings of two new stars in the Matariki cluster.***
Learn more about the history of Matariki, how Matariki is celebrated today, and a popular Māori myth based on the Matariki star cluster.
This resource would also be suitable Year Seven and Eight learners as the higher order thinking activities will keep them challenged and engaged!
Watch this short video to learn more about our Close Reading products here!
What this resource is all about:
The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go Anzac Day texts and engaging higher order thinking questions.
This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyse, Evaluate, Create).
In this pack you will receive:
1. Three texts - all with an extended and scaffold version:
- What is Matariki?
- Matariki Today
- The Seven Stars of Matariki Māori Legend
2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy
Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
- Find Facts and Details
- Make Inferences
- Identify the main idea
- Ask and Answer Questions
- Make Predictions
3. Three Graphic Organiser Examples
- Information Web
- Main Idea
- Character Web
4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions
5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.
6. Close Reading bookmarks in colour and black and white.
Useful as part of your portfolio of evidence to meet the Education Council's Registered Teacher Criteria.
Other Matariki Resources:
Matariki Bundle - Matariki Literacy Pack - Reading, Writing, Creative Thinking
Matariki Print and Go Activity Pack - 15 Engaging ELA Resources
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Close Up MEGA BUNDLE - Close Reading Comprehension/Higher Order Thinking NZ
Close Up BIG BUNDLE - Close Reading Comprehension Texts / Higher Order Thinking
Find our full range of close reading comprehension resources here!
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