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favourite scots poems

favourite scots poems

this is some of the best scots poems ever, use this to introduce poems to you class, introduce some new ones to your class or use it for personal use
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Matariki – Traditional Māori Kites

Matariki – Traditional Māori Kites

A scavenger hunt and activity sheets for learning about Māori kites (manu tukutuku) from long ago. All of the information used in this resource was sourced from books and the internet. The Scavenger Hunt: Place the cards around the room. Your students walk around with a question sheet and they read the information on the cards to answer the questions. The cards have numbers that correspond to the question numbers. ♦ 22 information cards (2 per A4 sheet). ♦ Student question sheet (they write the answers on this too) ♦ Answer sheet (for marking) I have written the information in ‘kid speak’ to the best that I could. The font is size 20 so it can be read from a bit of a distance. The answers that your students record are all simple answers (1-2 words). I would estimate the required reading age to be 8+ years (for independent reading of the cards). Lower ability students can buddy up with a friend during the scavenger hunt if necessary. All of the cards are ink-friendly black and white. Of course, you don’t have to use the cards as a scavenger hunt. They can be used for whatever purpose you wish. Chart: An A4 size chart that shows 6 reasons why Māori made and flew kites. Pictures: 4 coloured pictures (A4 size) that were hand drawn by a NZ artist (based on her interpretation). Use these on a wall display or as an aid for learning. The same pictures (in black and white) have been used throughout this resource. Activity Sheets: ♦ Word search. ♦ Venn diagram (comparing/contrasting Māori kites with modern day kites). ♦ Acrostic poem (kites / manu tukutuku). ♦ Letter boxes (word work activity). ♦ Kite design (design a kite and list equipment needed). ♦ Did you know … (write information in the speech bubble. ♦ Graphic organisers (for students to present research information on). ♦ Senses (what did they look/smell/feel/sound like?) ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Trifold (for students to present research information on). ♦ Diorama (for students to present research information on). ♦ Flip flap (variety of uses). ♦ Interview questions (write questions you would like to ask an expert about). ♦ Kites ‘can/have/are’ graphic organiser. ♦ Procedural writing template – how to make a kite. Made on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki - Acrostic Poetry

Matariki - Acrostic Poetry

Celebrate the Māori New Year with this fun writing activity. Write an acrostic poem on the bunting, colour the strip of pattern, cut it out and hang. (Simply trim the flap off if you don’t want to display it as bunting). Each of the 5 words are written on 10 different templates. There are 50 pages altogether, just print the ones you want to use. The Words: MATARIKI PUANGA PLEIADES NEW YEAR STARS The Templates: ♦ 9 different pattern strips ♦ Blank – design your own pattern Made on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki – Cinquain Poetry

Matariki – Cinquain Poetry

Celebrate the Māori New Year with this fun poetry writing activity. Lift the flap to see the poem underneath the decorative star. 1. Write (draft) the poem on the student template. This is located on the same sheet as the star (to reduce photocopying!). 2. Colour the star. 3. Publish the poem on the big circle template. 4. Cut both circles out. 5. Staple the circles together at the top. These look wonderful displayed on the classroom wall. There are 5 different star templates, allowing plenty of choice and variety. The Cinquain Poem looks at nouns, verbs, adjectives and synonyms so it is the perfect writing activity to compliment your word work programme. There are two different frameworks included in this resource (see below). Included: ♦ Framework chart - A and B ♦ Example poems. ♦ Publishing templates - front and back - 5 different star options ♦ Publishing template with a blank star (students design their own) ♦ Additional student handouts (for students to draft their writing on). 2 per A4 page. You probably won't need these, but handy to have just in case. A full set of resources are included for both frameworks. Made on A4 size paper. Two sheets of paper are required for each published poem (front circle with star and back circle with poem). Approximate size when cut out is 18cm in diameter. Framework A: 1 Noun (topic) 2 Adjectives 3 Verbs (-ing words) 4 Nouns 1 Synonym Framework B: The same as Framework A except line four changes to a ‘4 word phrase’. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki – Diamante Poetry

Matariki – Diamante Poetry

Celebrate the Māori New Year with this fun poetry writing activity. The Diamante Poem looks at nouns, verbs, adjectives and synonyms so it is the perfect writing activity to compliment your word work programme. There are two different frameworks included in this resource. Included: ♦ 2x Framework charts ♦ 2x Student handouts (for drafting their writing on). 2 per A4 page. ♦ 1x Example poem (Matariki) ♦ 5x Publishing templates ♦ Publishing template with blank star (students design their own) The published poems look great cut out and displayed on the classroom wall. Made on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki Art

Matariki Art

Celebrate the Māori New Year by creating some gorgeous artwork that looks great displayed on your classroom wall. The names of the 9 stars of Matariki are repeated within the circle frame. Use coloured pencils or watercolour paints to draw and decorate a star. Various templates are provided to suit your learners, along with 4 coloured examples. Included: ♦ 4 x examples - 4 different patterned stars. ♦ 4 x blank templates, each with different fonts – draw and decorate your own star. ♦ 4 x templates with patterned stars (different star on each one) – just add colour. ♦ 4x templates with blank stars (same outline star, different font on each one) – add patterns and colour. Designed on A4 size paper. Approximate size of outer circle: 18cm x 18cm. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki Bookmarks

Matariki Bookmarks

Celebrate the Māori New Year with this set of 10 bookmark templates. Instructions: colour, cut, fold and glue. (Laminate if desired). There are 10 designs in total, plus a blank template for your students to design their own Matariki bookmark. One side has a picture and the other side has the word ‘Matariki’. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki – Did You Know … Writing Templates

Matariki – Did You Know … Writing Templates

A selection of templates for your students to record their learning about Matariki. Write a ‘Did you know …’ fact in the speech bubble then colour the picture and decorate the heading and border. 2 Formats: ♦ Blank speech bubble ♦ Speech bubbles with lines for writing 10 Templates: ♦ 5 boy/man ♦ 5 girl/woman Made on A4 size paper (landscape orientation). ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki - Free Goal Setting Bunting

Matariki - Free Goal Setting Bunting

Matariki (the Māori New Year) is a time for reflecting on the past and setting goals for the coming year. Students write or draw their goal on the bunting, then decorate, cut and hang. If you don't want to hang them, simply trim the flap off the top. Provided with and without lines. 2 per A4 sheet of paper. Enjoy this freebie! ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki – Stamps

Matariki – Stamps

20 Matariki themed postage stamps to adorn your classroom walls while celebrating the Māori New Year. Blank templates to design your own stamp. For example: ♦ what image comes into your mind when you think about Matariki? ♦ what are you doing with your family/friends to celebrate Matariki? (or would like to do). ♦ an image from a story you have read while learning about Matariki. ♦ a decorative star. Please note that the stamps do not contain the word NEW ZEALAND or AOTEAROA, like a regular postage stamp would. This was simply a design decision I made as I felt the stamps looked too cluttered with it. Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki – Wall Balls

Matariki – Wall Balls

Celebrate the Māori New Year with these wall balls. Designed for your students to colour, cut and display on your classroom walls, but you can do whatever you wish with them. Included: ♦ 10 different star designs. ♦ 1 blank star (students design their own star). ♦ Large circle (with and without lines). This has been provided in case you would like to make a booklet or something where you want a page at the back. Ideas: ♦ display on the wall. ♦ attach it to some writing (eg write a poem in the circle at the back). ♦ attach to some card and hang from the ceiling. Perhaps add something else to the other side (art work, writing, etc). Once cut, they measure approximately 18cm in diameter. Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki – Reflection and Goal Setting Foldable

Matariki – Reflection and Goal Setting Foldable

Celebrate the Māori New Year with this fun foldable. Matariki is a time to reflect on the year that has passed, and to set new goals for the year ahead. Colour the star and the background. Write in the middle piece. Cut around the outside and make 4 folds. There are 6 different options for the reflection / goal setting piece in the middle. The wording is listed below: Option 1: When I think about the last year, I feel proud because … A goal I have for the coming year is ... Option 2: A goal I have for the coming year is ... Something I can do to help me achieve this is ... Option 3: Three goals I have for the coming year are ... Option 4: This is a picture of my goal. Option 5: Words that describe the year that has just passed: Option 6: The best thing about the year that has just passed was: Approximately 12 cm in diameter when folded. Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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