Do your students love the demi-god Māui? Learn more about him and his peers with our differentiated Māori Myths and Legends reading passages and questions. You’re welcome! This pack includes four narrative/myth or Pūrākau passages with six pages of engaging text-dependent questions and higher-order thinking tasks.
These worksheets are great for your reading programs, as part of a reliever/substitute teacher pack, or as homework tasks. Suitable as an entry point to Polynesian history or a study on myths and legends from around the world.
These link directly to the New Zealand Curriculum, Level Three/Four, Listening, Reading and Viewing and Blooms Taxonomy (see the Activity Information pages for more details on the exact skills found in each activity). This resource would also be suitable for Year Seven and Eight learners as the higher-order thinking activities will keep them challenged and engaged!
What this resource is all about:
The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go Maori Myth and Legend 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).
In this Māori Myths and Legends pack you will receive:
1. Four texts – all with an extended and scaffold version:
- Māui and the Sun
- Hatupatu and the Bird-Woman
- Māui and the Giant Fish
- Paikea and the Whale
2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy
Reading Comprehension Strategies included:
- Making Connections
- Find Facts and Details
- Make Inferences
- Identify the main idea
- Ask and Answer Questions
- Compare and Contrast
- 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.
6. Close Reading Bookmarks