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Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking

Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking
Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking
Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking
Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking
Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking
Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking
Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking
Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking
Product Description
Ramp up your reading comprehension program with this South Pacific themed resource. This reading resource includes SEVEN Year Five and Six Literature passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension! 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).

Myths are included from the following countries: Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Fiji, Niue and Tokelau!

Ma’au i lou ofaga; maua’a lou fa’asinomaga, Keep your identity alive, to thrive.

This resource would also be suitable for 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 Myths of the Pacific 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).

Useful as part of your portfolio of evidence to meet the NZ Education Council Registered Teacher Criteria Sections 2, 3 and 10.

In this pack you will receive:

1. Seven texts - all with an extended and scaffold version:
- The Turtle and the Shark - Samoa
- Ina and the Shark - Cook Islands
- The Octopus Lure - Tonga
- The Eel and the Flounder - Tuvalu
- The Turtles of Namuana - Fiji
- Mataginifale and the Whale - Niue
- Hemoana and Fenu - Tokelau

2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the NZ Curriculum
- Remember
- Understand
- Apply
- Analyse
- Evaluate
- Create

Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
- Find Facts and Details
- Make Inferences
- Identify the main idea
- Ask and Answer Questions
- Vocabulary
- Sequence
- Summarise
- Synthesise
- Compare and Contrast
- Visualise
- Make Predictions

3. Four Graphic Organiser Examples
- Character Map
- Story Map
- Story Plot Mountain
- Flow Diagram

4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions

5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.

This resource features British English spelling e.g. colour, analyse

Check out our other Sāmoa products here:

Samoa Literacy Bundle - Reading, Writing, Thinking and Classroom Display

Sāmoan Greetings, Introductions, Farewells & Counting Classroom Display Posters

Sāmoa Activity Sheets - Reading and Writing Activities

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Total Pages
80 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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