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Junior Te Reo Māori Mini - Units

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Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu!

Adorn the bird with feathers so that it may fly!

At Poutawa, we ardently believe that cultivating a love for Te Reo Māori within ākonga hinges on offering them immersive, relevant, and exhilarating learning experiences. Such endeavors not only enhance their linguistic capabilities but also deepen their bond with the Māori language and its rich heritage.

It is with immense enthusiasm that we unveil our newest collection of educational resources. These materials emphasize a 'task-based' pedagogical approach, where students are intricately guided through a rewarding journey to accomplish delightful and stimulating tasks.

Our meticulously crafted 'mini-units' are an ideal fit for those taking their initial steps into the world of Te Reo Māori. They equip educators with the tools to orchestrate compelling lessons, employing a diverse array of activities that holistically address every facet of language acquisition — from reading (pānui) and writing (tuhituhi), to listening (whakarongo) and speaking (kōrero), and even visual comprehension (mātakitaki) and presentation (whakaatu). Join us in redefining the Te Reo Māori educational landscape.

Ngā kai o roto - What is included?


He Akoranga 

  • 10 x lessons (approx 20 hours of teaching and learning) - includes links to resources and lesson sequencing

He Rauemi

  • Classroom resources - Kupu hou charts

He Pepa Mahi

  • Activity sheets (digital and physical)

He Ngohe Tere

  • Do now activities

He Kēmu Whakaū Akoranga

  • Interactive online games to reinforce learning

Aromatawai hura mōhiotanga

  • Formative assessment task (pre-screening to assess students’ prior knowledge)

Aromatawai hura mōhiotanga hou

  • Summative assessment task with students’ tasks sheets/ marking rubric and teacher feedback slides (including reflective report comments)

Ngā mokamoka - The finer details

Mā wai? - Who is it for?

  • NZC Curriculum Levels 1 & 2 (Years 6 - 9)

  • Teachers of te reo Māori ​

 

Toronga - Accessibility

  • Files shared via Google drive (School email addresses only)

 

Ture whakamahi - Licensing Agreement

  • Files are the property of the purchasing kura and are not be shared to external email addresses

He Toa Aihikīrmi

The Ice Cream Shop

NZC Levels 1 & 2 - Suitable for Years 6-9

Ngā whāinga paetae:

  • 1.5 communicate about location

  • 1.6 understand and use simple polite conventions

  • 2.2 communicate about possessions

  • 2.3 communicate about likes and dislikes, giving reasons where appropriate

  • 2.5 communicate about physical characteristics, personality, and feelings.

Whakamārama:

Basic te reo Māori will be understood and applied to communicate about the quality, quantity and cost of ice cream!

Students will use descriptive language and colloquialisms to interact with one another to order and prepare delicious ice creams! 

This unit is interactive and focuses on describing items as well as an emphasis on location whilst enhancing their kōrero skills to communicate in basic forms.

At the end of this unit, kaiako are encouraged to create a real life Ice  Cream  Shop where students place and receive their order in te reo Māori - ideal for a summer unit on a hot day!

Iho Pūmanawa

Extraordinary people

NZC Levels 1 & 2 - Suitable for Years 6-9

Ngā whāinga paetae:

  • 1.2 introduce themselves and others 

  • 1.4 communicate about personal information

  • 1.6 understand and use simple polite conventions

  • 2.3 communicate about likes and dislikes

  • 2.5 communicate about physical characteristics, personality, and feelings.

Whakamārama:

Simple te reo Māori will be used to excite and enthral new learners of the language to enable them to communicate about unique and significant people! .

Students will use descriptive language features and colloquialisms to build their own superhero character and will become familiar with words and phrases to bring them to life.

 

This unit is interactive in nature and allows students to express their creativity and energy to weave te reo Māori into the world of superheroes and deeds of greatness!

Nau mai, e te kōihi!

Amazing places

NZC Levels 3 & 4 - Suitable for Years 6-10

Ngā whāinga paetae:

  • 3.2 communicate about events and where they take place

  • 3.5 communicate about immediate past activities

  • 4.5 communicate about the quality, quantity and cost of things.

Whakamārama:

In this unit students will use intermediate te reo Māori to communicate about fun and exciting places. 


Students will use theme parks as a way to motivate excitement and engagement in describing fun and exciting places.

Focus will be on descriptions and locations as well as kīwaha to express ideas in an informal manner to convey emotions.

Sound, color and interactive games are a perfect way to make te reo Māori an enjoyable and unique experience.

Kua puta a Pito!

Te Wharekai

NZC Levels 3 & 4 - Suitable for Years 6-10

Ngā whāinga paetae:

3.3 give and follow directions
4.1 request, offer, accept, and decline things, invitations and suggestions
4.5 communicate about the quality, quantity and cost of things.

Whakamārama:

In this unit students will use colloquial language to communicate about cost, time, quality and quantity of  food and dining experiences. 

This unit aligns perfectly with a trip to a takeaway shop (or ordering Uber Eats!) where students can practice using their acquired knowledge to order their kai in te reo Māori. 

They will be able to communicate about cost and use conversational conventions to communicate their desires/ likes and dislikes. 

Students will be motivated to engage with this unit as kai is the perfect motivator!

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