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Do your students love the demi-god Māui? Learn more about him with these reading passages and questions. You're welcome! This pack includes four Year Three and Four traditional literature myth passages with six engaging text-dependent, higher-order thinking tasks. These worksheets are great for your New Zealand reading program, as part of a reliever/substitute teacher pack, or as homework tasks. Suitable as an entry point to Polynesian history!
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).
The texts provided are purposely more involved than a basic text, and are designed to be read and explored on multiple occasions.
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 Maori Myth and Legend (or Pūrākau) texts and engaging higher order thinking questions. Each of the myths provided is about Māui!
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). We have also included 15 additional literacy and design challenges.
In this pack you will receive:
1. Four texts:
2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the NZ Curriculum
Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
3. 15 Additional Literacy and Design Challenges
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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