Amorangi and Millie’s Trip Through Time Novel Study and Discussion Questions

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This novel study is a comprehension, discussion, and activity guide to accompany the novel Amorangi and Millie’s Trip Through Time by Lauren Keenan. This is an intriguing novel for middle to upper primary because of its themes of courage and change, as well as giving a point-of-view perspective on events and change in Aotearoa New Zealand.
This novel is a perfect accompaniment with the new Aotearoa Histories curriculum, in particular Whakapapa me te whanaungatanga – Culture and identity.
The Amorangi and Millie’s Trip Through Time Novel Study has been split up into sections for the purposes of this resource. Each section varies in size due to the number of pages and the nature of the content. Some sections call for more reflection and discussion than others.
For each section of the novel study, there are:
  • Reading comprehension questions,
  • Discussion questions for oral language development in the classroom, designed to be used with pairs or small groups of students
  • Weblinks and QR codes for students to find out more about the content discussed
  • Six to eight creative activity choices (including digital and non-digital options) 
  • A Keep the Quote section.
  • The Keep the Quote’s are a collection of quotes from the novel that can be cut out and ‘kept’ in an exercise book or notebook. These quotes can then be used to explore the deeper meanings and inferences further. You could also use them to make text-to-text or text-to-self connections. Another option is to illustrate them creatively.
Please note: To use this resource, you will need at least one copy of the novel, Amorangi and Millie’s Trip Through Time Novel Study. You won’t regret it, it is a great book!

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