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Matariki – The Seven Kites of Matariki – Activity Sheets for the book
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Matariki – The Seven Kites of Matariki – Activity Sheets for the book

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A set of activity sheets for the following book: Title: The Seven Kites of Matariki Author: Calico McClintock Illustrator: Dominique Ford 21 activity sheets that suit a range of abilities. Included: ♦ Word search – junior and senior ♦ Cloze – junior and senior (write the missing words) ♦ Order the events in the story (cut and paste activity) ♦ Letter boxes ♦ Acrostic poem templates (Ururangi / Matariki) ♦ Story board – with and without words ♦ Maths – tally chart and block graph (favourite kite in the story) ♦ Design a kite (template) ♦ Alphabetical order (shells) ♦ Research and drawing task (shells) ♦ Character traits of Ururangi ♦ Drawing task – as if looking through binoculars ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle and end ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Book cover design ♦ Writing - Newspaper article ♦ Writing – If I was a kite I would … Answer sheets are provided for: ♦ word search (x2) ♦ ordering the events ♦ cloze (x2) Made on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Matariki – Wall Balls
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Matariki – Wall Balls

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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
Matariki Star Domains - Reference Cards
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Matariki Star Domains - Reference Cards

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A set of 9 reference cards about the stars in the Matariki cluster. Each card shows the name of the star and the area of the environment that it holds dominion over. Please note that the domains may vary between iwi. 2 reference cards per A4 sheet of paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Matariki Star Domains - Matching Cards and Activity Sheet
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Matariki Star Domains - Matching Cards and Activity Sheet

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This resource is designed to help students learn the names of the stars in the Matariki cluster and their associations (domains). Included: ♦ Matching cards - black and white ♦ Matching cards - coloured border ♦ Activity sheet - cut, match and paste ♦ Answer sheet The matching cards can be used to play 'Memory'. Place all of the cards face down and take turns at flipping two cards over. If they match, you keep the cards. If they don't match, you flip them back over. The winner is the person with the most cards at the end. Please note that the domains may vary between iwi. Designed on A4 paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Diwali – Candle Display Mats
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Diwali – Candle Display Mats

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A fun, effective art activity for your students when celebrating Diwali (The Festival of Lights). Colour, cut and place a tealight candle in the centre. Laminate if desired. Included: ♦ 4 x templates with a design ♦ 1 x blank template (students design their own pattern) Size: Approximately 16.5cm in diameter. Provided in 2 paper sizes: ♦ A4 paper ♦ Letter paper ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Diwali - ‘Henna Hands’ art activity
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Diwali - ‘Henna Hands’ art activity

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A fun and creative art activity to celebrate Diwali (Deepavali), the Hindu Festival of Lights. ACTIVITY 1 Draw patterns on the hand templates using a black pen/marker/ink (there are lots of images on the internet to get inspiration). Cut out and display on a coloured background. ACTIVITY 2 Draw patterns in the hands of the boy/girl. Colour the rest of the picture. Three different templates provided (boy, girl, unisex). ACTIVITY 3 Draw patterns in the hand template and write an acrostic poem. Write your name or a fact about Diwali in the box under the handprint. INCLUDED: ♦ Teacher notes. ♦ Handprints – template. ♦ Handprints – template with border. ♦ Handprints – with coloured background (x2). ♦ Example – designs on hands with a coloured background. ♦ Example - designs on hands with a plain white background. ♦ Handprints – boy/girl/unisex. ♦ Single handprint with acrostic poem template. ♦ Single handprint (2 per page). ********************************************************************* © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Te Reo Māori High Frequency Words - 500 words on 50 cards
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Te Reo Māori High Frequency Words - 500 words on 50 cards

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High frequency Māori words. ♦ 500 words on 50 cards (10 words on each card). ♦ Each card is listed with a number. ♦ Words are written in order of frequency. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The initial list is 1000 words but this resource only contains the first 500 words. For more information about the lists/words, please visit the following website: http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Teacher-tools/Te-Whakaipurangi-Rauemi/High-frequency-word-lists These cards can be used in a multitude of ways in your classroom. For example: ♦ Spelling activities (eg alphabetical order, words in sentences). ♦ Word study (eg how many syllables, how many vowels). ♦ Handwriting (The font on the cards is ‘NZ basic script’). ♦ Writing – make up a sentence/story using the words. ♦ Oral language ♦ Maths (eg if a=$1, b=$2, c=$3 etc, what is the most expensive word on the card?). ♦ Reading – read the words to a buddy (Permission has been obtained for me to use the words in this resource). ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Te Reo Māori  -  Classroom Objects - Set A
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Te Reo Māori - Classroom Objects - Set A

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Resources for teaching Te Reo Māori lessons about items found in the classroom. Vocabulary: ♦ pen - pene ♦ pencil - pene rākau ♦ book - pukapuka ♦ scissors - kutikuti ♦ eraser - ūkui ♦ ruler - rākauine ♦ crayon - pene hinu ♦ paper - pepa ♦ stapler - makatiti ♦ pencil sharpener - whakakoi pene rākau Included: ♦ wall chart – A4 size ♦ flash cards – colour and black/white ♦ matching cards – colour and black/white ♦ picture & word match (cut and glue) x4 ♦ circle the correct word ♦ word search ♦ picture & word match – draw a line to connect ♦ drawing tasks ♦ code breaking ♦ word frames ♦ make a booklet (junior activity) ♦ classroom display cards ♦ game – 4-in-a-row ♦ game - I have __ who has __? Note: This is Set A. Set B is also available and it teaches the Māori words for additional classroom objects: table, chair, computer, cupboard, mat, picture, bag, whiteboard, clock, rubbish bin. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Te Reo Māori - Colours
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Te Reo Māori - Colours

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Classroom resources for teaching Te Reo Māori lessons about colours. Vocabulary: ♦ white - mā ♦ red - whero ♦ yellow - kōwhai ♦ blue - kikorangi ♦ green - kākāriki ♦ black - pango ♦ pink - māwhero ♦ purple - poroporo ♦ orange - karaka ♦ brown - parauri Included: ♦ flashcards ♦ matching cards ♦ colour by number (x4) ♦ word search ♦ word work – alphabetical order, unjumble, word frames, etc ♦ colour swatch ♦ code breaking ♦ cloze ♦ colour mixing ♦ game - 4-in-a-row ♦ junior activity sheets – ice cream colouring, paint brush colour swatch, cut and match, draw and colour ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
MATARIKI - Wishing Star
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MATARIKI - Wishing Star

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A creative classroom activity for celebrating Matariki (the Māori New Year). Hiwa-i-te-rangi is one of the 9 stars in the Matariki star cluster. It is known as the ‘wishing star’. This star has a connection to our hopes, dreams and aspirations for the year ahead. The Process: 1. Draw patterns in the spaces around the star shape (use a black ball-point pen). 2. Colour. 3. Write a wish in the star. 4. Cut out around the outside black frame. 5. Display on the wall (you may like to do this so it looks like a patchwork quilt). Three different templates are provided for you to select from. Two templates have pre-drawn patterns in the boxes at the bottom, and one is blank so your students can design their own patterns. Included: ♦ Instructions ♦ Information card about Hiwa-i-te-rangi ♦ Template A – with patterns ♦ Template B – with patterns ♦ Template C - blank (draw your own patterns) Made on A4 size paper. Finished size of artwork (after cutting it out) is approx 18cm x 18cm. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
St Patrick's Day Art - Shamrock
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St Patrick's Day Art - Shamrock

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project for your students to complete on St Patrick’s Day. There are 2 different templates to choose from. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. There is space at the bottom of each template for a writing task that you may wish to set (eg ‘If I found a pot of gold I would …’). If you don’t want this, simply cut the artwork out when finished. Included: ♦ Shamrock with pot of gold. ♦ Shamrock without pot of gold. ♦ Shamrock – draw your own stem, without pot of gold. ♦ Practise template. ♦ Example of the completed design. ♦ Instructions. The templates are provided in both black and light grey dots. Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points. The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Practise Tempate: A practise template is included for your students to practise ruling the pattern before you give them the actual template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black or green works best for this project). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, Ireland, Irish, luck. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)
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Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)

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Handwriting/Printing copy cards for New Zealand classrooms using the Māori alphabet and proverbs. a e i o u h k m n p r t w wh ng 30 cards in total – 2 cards for each letter. A5 size (2 cards per A4 size paper). Laminate the cards. Students look at the card and copy one line of each letter into their exercise book, followed by the sentence (the proverb). 3 different sets of cards provided: ♦ with the English translation (no numbers) ♦ with full-height numbers 0-9 (no English translation) ♦ with half-height numbers 0-9 (no English translation) The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter/number shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. *** Lots of other New Zealand Handwriting and Te Reo Maori resources available in my store. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Matariki - Free Goal Setting Bunting
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Matariki - Free Goal Setting Bunting

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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
Māori Myths and Legends – The Giant of Lake Wakatipu
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Māori Myths and Legends – The Giant of Lake Wakatipu

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These are fun and engaging activity sheets for the story ‘The Giant of Lake Wakatipu’. Plenty of activities to pick-and-choose from. Simply print and you’re ready to go! A great addition to a unit study on Māori Myths and Legends. Most of the activity sheets can be used with any retelling of this story. There are a few activities that were made using the story written by Peter Gossage. These activities are marked with an asterisk (*). Activities: ♦ Cloze – fill in the missing words * ♦ Word search * ♦ Order events in the story * ♦ Drama – Freeze frame cards * ♦ Music – Sound effect cards * ♦ Creative drawing – 2 headed dog * ♦ Storyboard – with words * ♦ Storyboard – without words ♦ Write a poem (noun, verbs, adjectives, synonym) ♦ Acrostic poem ♦ 5 senses – what a character may see, hear, smell, etc ♦ Thought bubbles - what a character may be thinking ♦ Story outline – problem, response, action, outcome ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle, end (paper foldable) ♦ Newspaper article – write and draw ♦ Graph – tally chart and block graph ♦ Bookmark ♦ Creative thinking – giant killing plan and equipment needed ♦ Character traits ♦ Wall ball – write and draw ♦ Diorama – write and draw (paper foldable) ♦ Art – decorate the footprint in the same style as the illustrator ♦ Pattern art ♦ Book cover – design a new one ♦ Book dust jacket ♦ Story review ♦ Flap booklet - write and/or draw. With and without headings. ♦ Holiday suitcases – needs and wants ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Award design ♦ T-shirt design ♦ Flip-flap booklet – 4 flaps (paper foldable) ♦ Postcard ♦ Comic strip ♦ Reporter questions ♦ Email writing ♦ Letter writing ♦ Selfie photo drawing ♦ Text writing ♦ Gift giving – think and write ♦ Missing poster ♦ Is / Can / Has - brainstorm ♦ 30 second talks – oral language activity ♦ Binoculars – draw and write ♦ I-pad – draw picture ♦ Party plan ♦ Bedroom plan ♦ Bingo board templates ♦ Water safety – write some rules ♦ Water safety – design a poster ♦ Reading challenge Answer sheets are provided for the word search, cloze, and ordering events activities. Designed on A4 size paper. The word search is also included in my Maori Myths and Legends Word Search resource. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Māori Myths and Legends – Hinemoa and Tūtānekai
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Māori Myths and Legends – Hinemoa and Tūtānekai

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These are fun and engaging activity sheets for the story ‘Hinemoa and Tūtānekai’. Plenty of activities to pick-and-choose from. Simply print and you’re ready to go! A great addition to a unit study on Māori Myths and Legends. Most of the activity sheets can be used with any retelling of this story. There are a few activities that were made using the story written by Peter Gossage. These activities are marked with an asterisk (*). Activities: ♦ Cloze – fill in the missing words * ♦ Word search * ♦ Order events in the story * ♦ Drama – Freeze frame cards * ♦ Music – Sound effect cards * ♦ Storyboard – with words * ♦ Storyboard – without words ♦ Write a poem (noun, verbs, adjectives, synonym) ♦ Acrostic poem ♦ 5 senses – what a character may see, hear, smell, etc ♦ Thought bubbles - what a character may be thinking ♦ Story outline – problem, response, action, outcome ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle, end (paper foldable) ♦ Newspaper article – write and draw ♦ Graph – tally chart and block graph ♦ Bookmark ♦ Character traits ♦ Wall ball – write and draw ♦ Diorama – write and draw (paper foldable) ♦ Art – decorate the heart in the same style as the illustrator ♦ Pattern art ♦ Book cover – design a new one ♦ Book dust jacket ♦ Story review ♦ Flap booklet - write and/or draw. With and without headings. ♦ Holiday suitcases – needs and wants ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Award design ♦ T-shirt design ♦ Flip-flap booklet – 4 flaps (paper foldable) ♦ Postcard ♦ Comic strip ♦ Reporter questions ♦ Email writing ♦ Letter writing ♦ Selfie photo drawing ♦ Text writing ♦ Gift giving – think and write ♦ Missing poster ♦ Is / Can / Has - brainstorm ♦ 30 second talks – oral language activity ♦ Binoculars – draw and write ♦ I-pad – draw picture ♦ Party plan ♦ Bedroom plan ♦ Bingo board templates ♦ Water safety – write some rules ♦ Water safety – design a poster ♦ Reading challenge Answer sheets are provided for the word search, cloze, and ordering events activities. Designed on A4 size paper. The word search is also included in my Maori Myths and Legends Word Search resource. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Māori Myths and Legends – How Māui Slowed the Sun
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Māori Myths and Legends – How Māui Slowed the Sun

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These are fun and engaging activity sheets for the story ‘How Māui Slowed the Sun’. Plenty of activities to pick-and-choose from. Simply print and you’re ready to go! A great addition to a unit study on Māori Myths and Legends. Most of the activity sheets can be used with any retelling of this story. There are a few activities that were made using the story written by Peter Gossage. These activities are marked with an asterisk (*). Activities: ♦ Cloze – fill in the missing words * ♦ Word search * ♦ Order events in the story * ♦ Similes – write and draw 4 similes * ♦ Drama – Freeze frame cards * ♦ Music – Sound effect cards * ♦ Storyboard – with words * ♦ Storyboard – without words ♦ Write a poem (noun, adjectives, verbs, thought, synonym) ♦ Acrostic poem ♦ Jawbone – decorate and write ♦ List – write a list of possible jobs people had to do during the short days ♦ 5 senses – what a character may see, hear, smell, etc ♦ Thought bubbles - what a character may be thinking ♦ Story outline – problem, response, action, outcome ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle, end (paper foldable) ♦ Art – draw a face on the sun ♦ Newspaper article – write and draw ♦ Graph – tally chart and block graph ♦ Bookmark ♦ Character traits ♦ Wall ball – write and draw ♦ Diorama – write and draw (paper foldable) ♦ Art – decorate the sun in the same style as the illustrator ♦ Pattern art ♦ Book cover – design a new one ♦ Book dust jacket ♦ Story review ♦ Flap booklet - write and/or draw. With and without headings. ♦ Holiday suitcases – needs and wants ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Award design ♦ T-shirt design ♦ Flip-flap booklet – 4 flaps (paper foldable) ♦ Postcard ♦ Comic strip ♦ Reporter questions ♦ Email writing ♦ Letter writing ♦ Selfie photo drawing ♦ Text writing ♦ Gift giving – think and write ♦ Is / Can / Has - brainstorm ♦ Binoculars – draw and write ♦ I-pad – draw picture ♦ Party plan ♦ Bedroom plan ♦ 30 second talks – oral language activity ♦ Bingo board templates ♦ Graphic organiser – staying safe in the sun ♦ Poster design – how to be sun smart ♦ Reading challenge Answer sheets are provided for the word search, cloze, and ordering events activities. Designed on A4 size paper. The word search is also included in my Maori Myths and Legends Word Search resource. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Māori Myths and Legends – Rona and the Moon
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Māori Myths and Legends – Rona and the Moon

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These are fun and engaging activity sheets for the story ‘Rona and the Moon’. Plenty of activities to pick-and-choose from. Simply print and you’re ready to go! A great addition to a unit study on Māori Myths and Legends. Most of the activity sheets can be used with any retelling of this story. There are a few activities that were made using the story written by Peter Gossage. These activities are marked with an asterisk (*). Activities: ♦ Cloze – fill in the missing words * ♦ Word search * ♦ Order events in the story * ♦ Order steps and draw pictures to make Rona’s hangi * ♦ Graphic organiser – research facts about fishing with a hīnaki * ♦ 30 second talks – oral language activity * ♦ Drama – Freeze frame cards * ♦ Music – Sound effect cards * ♦ Storyboard – with words * ♦ Storyboard – without words ♦ Write a poem (noun, verbs, adjectives, synonym) ♦ Acrostic poem ♦ 5 senses – what a character may see, hear, smell, etc ♦ Thought bubbles - what a character may be thinking ♦ Story outline – problem, response, action, outcome ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle, end (paper foldable) ♦ Art – draw Rona and the tree on the moon ♦ Newspaper article – write and draw ♦ Graph – tally chart and block graph ♦ Bookmark ♦ Character traits ♦ Wall ball – write and draw ♦ Diorama – write and draw (paper foldable) ♦ Art – decorate the moon in the same style as the illustrator ♦ Pattern art ♦ Book cover – design a new one ♦ Book dust jacket ♦ Story review ♦ Flap booklet - write and/or draw. With and without headings. ♦ Holiday suitcases – needs and wants ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Award design ♦ T-shirt design ♦ Flip-flap booklet – write facts/fibs about the moon (paper foldable) ♦ Postcard ♦ Comic strip ♦ Reporter questions ♦ Email writing ♦ Letter writing ♦ Selfie photo drawing ♦ Text writing ♦ Gift giving – think and write ♦ Missing poster ♦ Is / Can / Has - brainstorm ♦ Binoculars – draw and write ♦ I-pad – draw picture ♦ Party plan ♦ Bedroom plan ♦ Bingo board templates ♦ Graphic organiser – what to do if you get upset ♦ Poster design – how to deal with anger instead of speaking unkindly ♦ Reading challenge Answer sheets are provided for the following activities: word search, ordering the steps of Rona’s hangi, cloze, and ordering events in the story. Designed on A4 size paper. The word search is also included in my Maori Myths and Legends Word Search resource. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Māori Myths and Legends – The Fish of Māui
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Māori Myths and Legends – The Fish of Māui

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These are fun and engaging activity sheets for the story ‘The Fish of Māui’. Plenty of activities to pick-and-choose from. Simply print and you’re ready to go! A great addition to a unit study on Māori Myths and Legends. Most of the activity sheets can be used with any retelling of this story. There are a few activities that were made using the story written by Peter Gossage. These activities are marked with an asterisk (*). Activities: ♦ Cloze – fill in the missing words * ♦ Word search * ♦ Order events in the story * ♦ Drama – Freeze frame cards * ♦ Music – Sound effect cards * ♦ Storyboard – with words * ♦ Storyboard – without words ♦ Write a poem (noun, adjectives, verbs, thought, synonym) ♦ Acrostic poem ♦ 5 senses – what a character may see, hear, smell, etc ♦ Thought bubbles - what a character may be thinking ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle, end (paper foldable) ♦ Newspaper article – write and draw ♦ Graph – tally chart and block graph ♦ Bookmark ♦ Character traits ♦ Wall ball – write and draw ♦ Diorama – write and draw (paper foldable) ♦ Art – decorate the jawbone in the same style as the illustrator ♦ Pattern art ♦ Book cover – design a new one ♦ Book dust jacket ♦ Story review ♦ Flap booklet - write and/or draw. With and without headings. ♦ Holiday suitcases – needs and wants ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Award design ♦ T-shirt design ♦ Flip-flap booklet – 4 flaps (paper foldable) ♦ Postcard ♦ Comic strip ♦ Reporter questions ♦ Email writing ♦ Letter writing ♦ Selfie photo drawing ♦ Text writing ♦ Gift giving – think and write ♦ Is / Can / Has - brainstorm ♦ Binoculars – draw and write ♦ I-pad – draw picture ♦ Party plan ♦ Bedroom plan ♦ 30 second talks – oral language activity ♦ Bingo board templates ♦ Jawbone – what would you like to catch? ♦ Drawing – sea creature in the shape of the North Island ♦ Graphic Organiser – hīnaki fishing – research and write notes ♦ Graphic Organiser – traditional Māori fishing – research and write notes ♦ Graphic organiser – fishing rules ♦ Poster design – fishing safety ♦ Reading challenge Answer sheets are provided for the word search, cloze, and ordering events activities. Designed on A4 size paper. The word search is also included in my Maori Myths and Legends Word Search resource. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Matariki – Haiku Poetry Writing – Make a feather korowai
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Matariki – Haiku Poetry Writing – Make a feather korowai

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Celebrate the Māori New Year with this writing/art activity. Write a haiku poem on the feather template. Add colour and cut it out. Join the class feathers together to make a korowai (Māori cloak). Included: ♦ Haiku framework chart ♦ Example poem ♦ Feather template – with lines for writing ♦ Feather template – without lines Please note that information/instructions are not included for the making of the korowai. To see examples, please do an image search online (Matariki feather cloaks). The Haiku Poem: The haiku poem is a simple, 3-line poem that involves counting syllables. The framework is: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. Early finishers can use the feather template without the lines to create additional decorative feathers that can then be interspersed between the haiku feathers. Made on A4 size paper. Two feathers per sheet. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Matariki - Reading comprehension activity and paper lantern craft
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Matariki - Reading comprehension activity and paper lantern craft

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Celebrate the Māori New Year with this literacy and craft resource. Read the article in the NZ School Journal, complete the follow-up comprehension activity and then make a paper lantern. The School Journal article is not provided in this resource. You will need access to: New Zealand School Journal – Part 1 – Number 3 – 2005 The article is about 2 children who find old kamokamo shells under their Gran’s hedge. They plant the seeds and wait for the new kamokamo to grown. They make lanterns out of the dried shells during Matariki. Reading Comprehension Activity: After reading the article in the school journal, students make a kamokamo flip book to show the order that events happened in the article. There are a total of 14 events plus a title page and a back page to colour. The kamokamo are on two A4 pages. There are 2 sets of activity sheets – one set has clues in the stalk of the picture to indicate ‘beginning, middle or end’ (B, M, E). This set is suitable for your students that require some extra support to complete the task. Answers are provided. Paper Lantern Activity: There are various templates that you can choose from to print and use. Please click on the ‘Look Inside’ button above to see examples of all templates. Some are for colouring only, and others require your students to add further decoration/patterns. A ‘handle’ template is also included however you may just wish to use scrap paper for this. Instructions are provided. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources