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He haurongo - A biography

He haurongo - A biography

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

Achievement objective

8.4 Communicate the same information in different ways for different audiences.

Learning intentions

Students can:

  • find similarities between two famous Māori people
  • record their collective achievements
  • create a Powerpoint display.

Modes

At the end of this lesson, students can:

PanuiPānui - Reading: Understand much of what is written by other users of te reo Māori about a range of topics.

TuhituhiTuhituhi - Writing:

  • Use te reo Māori to entertain and persuade as well as to inform
  • Use resources, for example, dictionaries, glossaries, to experiment with new language and review their writing for accuracy
  • Write about a range of topics selecting words and expressions that are appropriate for the purpose and intended audience.

MatakitakiMātakitaki - Viewing: Understand the ways in which artists, speakers and writers combine visual and verbal features to present ideas and information to achieve particular effects for a range of purposes and audiences.

WhakaatuWhakaatu - Presenting: Combine verbal and visual features to present ideas and information to achieve particular effects for a range of purposes and audiences.

Materials

Resource sheet 8P Tuhi haurongo

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • Resource-sheet-8P-Tuhi-haurongo.doc
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Lesson sequence

Distribute copies of Resource sheet 8P: Tuhi haurongo to the students. This is a template for biographies to be written by the students. 
 
Ask the students to research a famous Māori person, accessing the websites below:
 
Use the search box in the DNZB to find bilingual biographies of famous Māori 
 
Useful hints for writing effective biographies 
 
When the students have gathered the appropriate information, they should start writing the biographies. 
 
Encourage the students to use kupu whakarite and whakataukī to enhance their writing. When complete, have them present their information to the class.

Suggested language focus Suggested vocabulary
Describing  
he he ngākau mahaki … 
  he pā whakawairua …
  he pou whakawhirinaki…
Kīwaha to express admiration kei te mihi …
  autaia ana …
  kei te rangatira …
  kei whea mai …
Giving opinions  
ki ki ahau nei …
mōku mōku tonu nei …
hei hei tā ētahi …
e ai ki e ai ki te kōrero …
Giving reasons  
he pai he pai atu pea kia haere ki Ngāmotu …
Kāre pea e pai kia he ____ nō ____ kāre pea e pai kia roa tō kōrua noho ki reira … he nui nō te utu …
Conjunctions  
i te mea  
nō te mea  
tā te mea tā te mea he uaua mōku te piki maunga …
ina  
otirā otirā he pai tonu ina tokoiti ngā tāngata
heoi anō he paki nō te rangi … 
He kupu whakarite taku kōhuru tōtara my sturdy tōtara sapling
  taku pōhoi toroa my prized albatross plume
  taku kuru hauhunga my shelter from the cold
  aku nui, aku rahi e my renowned ones, my noble ones
 Whakataukī E kore e hekeheke, he kākano rangatira pedigree beyond dispute
When nō tōna whānautanga mai …
i tōna pōtaetanga …

Variation

The students could interview each other about their famous person.

Further learning

The students should be encouraged to use visual and audio techniques available to enhance their presentations, for example, Powerpoint.

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