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Integrate Matariki - The Māori New Year into your reading programme with our Matariki-themed reading passages and questions. This pack includes three non-fiction and Maori Myth and Legends passages with six pages of engaging text-dependent questions and higher-order thinking tasks. It also includes two sets of activities based on popular Matariki storybooks. 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 includes new research findings of two new stars in the Matariki cluster.⭐️
The texts provided are purposely more involved than a basic text, and are designed to be read and explored on multiple occasions.
These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks. These link directly to the New Zealand Curriculum, Level Two, Listening, Reading and Viewing (see the Activity Information pages for more details on the exact skills found in each activity).
This resource features British/NZ spelling and paper sizes.
What this resource is all about:
The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go Matariki 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:
2. Two sets of Higher Order Thinking Activities based on the following stories:
Please note: You will need a copy of these stories to complete the activities. They are widely available in public libraries, and are highly likely in your school library.
3. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the NZ Curriculum
Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
4. Four Graphic Organiser Examples
5. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions
6. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.
7. Close Reading Bookmarks
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