Te Reo Māori
Here you will find information about online and offline resources to support teachers. Some of the resources align with the previous curriculum Te Reo Māori i roto i te Marautanga o Aotearoa. The titles of the online resources link to the relevant websites.
To order offline resources such as books, CDRoms, and DVDs go to the Down the Back of the Chair website.
The broad theme of these four units is Hine Raumati and each unit covers a level (1 to 4) of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. The units have been designed with a tirohanga Māori, are thematic in nature and cover multiple learning areas. Although the activities span various learning areas, they have been chosen to encourage oral language in the classroom – both formal and informal.
Pōtiki: He Aratohu mā te Pouako
An analysis of the novel Pōtiki covering key aspects such as plot summaries, themes, characters, language, settings, writing styles, authors intent and key skills and knowledge outlined in the Te Reo Māori learning area of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa together with teaching and learning activities and assessment activities.
This is an online, digital teachers’ resource that aims to help students develop their oral language. It includes activities that focus on developing speaking and listening skills. This resource is intended for students at levels 1–4 of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa who are engaged in level 1–2 Māori language immersion education settings. The resource includes unit plans for three levels: Years 1–3, Years 4–6 and Years 7–8.
Rūaumoko - The Rumbling Voice, is an interactive educational digital book narrated by Deaf Māori students in Te Reo Turi/New Zealand Sign Language. It tells the story of Rūaumoko, The Māori God of Earthquakes, and looks at the relationship of this deity to Deaf Māori people. Produced as an educational resource, this digital book was developed over an intensive five day workshop held in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, CORE Education Ltd and KIWA Digital.This narration is supported by text and audio in Te Reo Māori and English.
Paekupu is a new website that will house all dictionaries that support the implementation of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. The dictionaries will identify and provide detailed explanations of the technical language used within each learning area of the marau and provide examples of how the terminology can be used within a learning context.
Initially Paekupu will house two sections of the Ngā Toi dictionary currently under development however, it will be continually supplemented with further dictionaries so that Māori medium teachers and students will be able to start accessing specialist curriculum-based language from a single online portal. Toi Ataata (visual arts) and Toi Puoro (music) will go-live first, then Ngā Mahi ā te Rēhia (performing arts) will be added on its completion in June 2017. This will be followed by Te Reo Matatini (literacy) in December 2018. Pūtaiao (science) and Pāngarau (maths) will also be brought into Paekupu at a later date and other similar resources will be added as they are developed.
Te Tautoko 76: Mā te Pouako
These teachers’ notes aim to assist teachers within the Māori medium sector when they use the journal Te Tautoko 76. It provides a variety of reading strategies, lesson sequence ideas and learning tools where reading comprehension is a key aim of the learning and teaching. Te Tautoko 76 focuses on how the body works by exploring four systems. Students learn how the systems must work together to ensure the body functions properly.
Te Tautoko 75: Mā te Pouako
These teachers’ notes aim to assist teachers within the Māori medium sector when they use the journal Te Tautoko 75. It provides a variety of reading strategies, lesson sequence ideas and learning tools where reading comprehension is a key aim of the learning and teaching. Pūtaiao and Tikanga-ā-Iwi are two of the learning areas in Te Tautoko 75, with a focus on economics and business. The themes in the journal relate to the history and use of Māori land. There are two articles that relate to personal experiences: living and working on a farm, and being part of the 2004 Foreshore and Seabed March. Teachers can adapt the learning tools from these teachers’ notes to use in their own teaching and learning programmes.
Te Tautoko 74: Mā te Pouako
These teachers’ notes aim to assist teachers within the Māori medium sector when they use the journal Te Tautoko 74 – Te Pī. It provides a variety of reading strategies, lesson sequence ideas and learning tools where reading comprehension is a key aim of the learning and teaching. Pūtaiao and Tikanga ā-Iwi are two of the learning areas in Te Tautoko 74 – Te Pī, with a focus on bees and business.
Tama Kai Pukapuka
These teachers’ notes aim to support teachers within the Māori medium sector to utilise the books Whakamīharo Mai and He Māia, He Toa, He Tangata Noa. It provides a variety of reading strategies that teachers can use to assist students to self-manage their own learning as they ‘learn how to learn’. The key focus of the teachers guide is reluctant readers, and it contains strategies and tools that teachers can use with their students.
Pihi Ake, Tipu Ora: Mā te Pouako
This teacher resource aligns to the second set of two wordless picture books produced for the Pihi series. This teacher resource is designed to help teachers in Māori-medium immersion use the Pihi series of wordless picture books to engage and educate learners and, in delivering Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, to develop their skills across all areas of literacy.
Hine Takurua: Mā te pouako
Throughout the journal are eight illustrated proverbs – four relating to winter and four to spring. The illustrations provide the reader with strong visual clues to help decipher the meaning of each.
Hine Takurua rāua ko Hine Raumati: Mā te pouako
Hine Takurua rāua ko Hine Raumati is an origin story. This type of traditional narrative, explaining a natural feature or phenomenon, has been passed down through the generations, mostly in oral form. The language of the text reflects this strong oral tradition. As well as explaining natural phenomena pūrākau often impart tikanga.
Hine Takurua rāua ko Hine Raumati is a narrative that explains how the seasons, winter and summer came about. Hine Takurua and Hine Raumati are the deities presiding over traditional food sources – at sea or on land – that are collected in winter or in summer.
Te Huinga Pukapuka o Koiri: Mā te Pouako
I tuhia tēnei aratohu hei āwhina i ngā pouako kei roto i ngā akomanga reo Māori, ina whakamahi ana rātou i ngā pukapuka hou o roto i te huinga pukapuka o Koiri, arā, Te Rau me Weriweri. Ko tā te aratohu nei, he tautohu, he whakaraupapa hoki i ngā mahi ka taea e te pouako ngā pūkenga pānui o ngā ākonga te whakaako, te whakawhanake hoki. E tūhono ana ngā kōrero o roto nei ki Te Marautanga o Aotearoa; He Ara Ako i te Reo Matatini; me Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori.
Manu Korihi: He Tuhinga Mihi Mō te Pakanga Tuatahi o te Ao
The first edition of Manu Korihi is a collection of tuhinga mihi to commemorate the Centenary of World War 1.
All of the writing acknowledges those who lost their lives, or those who were alive, during the war. Most of the pieces in the collection are expressions of gratitude and acknowledgment. You will see that these young authors have used language features such as proverb, rhetorical questions, triplication of phrase and metaphor to enrich their writing.
Te Arapū Māori: Māori language app
Ākona te Raupapa o Te Arapū Māori (Arapū) is an app for children who are working at curriculum Levels 1–2. The app allows children to explore alphabet order via animated interactives and the alphabet song “Te Arapū Māori”. The primary purpose of the app is to promote quick recall and application of alphabetical order with a view to developing dictionary skills. Download the app here.
Puna: Māori language app
Test your Māori language vocab skills with Puna! Are you up for the challenge?
Race against the clock, score points and save your precious water. Then build your own vocab sets to test your whānau and friends.
Who will reign supreme and be a vocab star?
Kura: Māori language app
The "Kura App" includes a range of games modules that allow users to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Māori language. Users are timed and can pit their skills against others via a scoreboard.
This free app can be downloaded from either iTunes (for Apple devices) or Google play (for Android devices).
These clips are intended to support the delivery of Te Reo Matatini by providing visual examples of different aspects of the Te Reo Matatini programme for junior, middle and senior primary school levels.
eBooks' teacher manual
The following PDF of support materials is designed to assist teachers to incorporate the three eBook applications (apps) – Tīeke, Mokomoko, and He wai te kai! – into their classroom literacy and science programmes. The eBooks can be installed on devices for free from Google Play and the Apple Appstore.
He Manu Tuhituhi was first published as a boxed set of books in 2008. This is a resource to assist teachers of year 1–6 students who are learning to write in Māori within a Māori-medium educational setting. The resource includes four manuals for teachers and 11 teacher-student books.
Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori was created by leaders in numeracy and literacy. "Ngā Whanaketanga" describes the skills and knowledge for numeracy and literacy that students should be able to grasp within all learning areas of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa at one stage or another during their time at kura in years 1–8.
Check out these fantastic online versions of the Te Huinga Raukura boxed sets of multimedia resources available on the Mātauranga Māori website. There are flipbooks with audio as well as teacher support material and student activities available to download as PDFs. More of the resources are currently being developed. You can also directly access the sets from the left hand side of this page under the heading "Te Reo Māori".
This interactive features a story of a tūrehu told by an aunty to children as they sit around a fire. Students are asked to read passages from the text and answer questions. They are also encouraged to use extracts from the text to help them justify and explain their answers. This story and related activities are aimed at levels 3-4 (age 12-14) from Te Reo Māori i Roto i te Marautanga o Aotearoa. It also features two levels of complexity. Teachers' notes are included.
This is the home page for the tauaromahi reo Māori or te reo Māori exemplars. Tauaromahi reo Māori are samples of authentic student work annotated to illustrate learning, achievement, and quality in relation to levels 1 to 5 of Te Reo Māori i roto i te Marautanga o Aotearoa. It also includes links to teachers' notes and a matrix of progress indicators.
He Rau Taki Kōrero
I tapaina tēnei rauemi ko He Rau Taki Kōrero, he rau nō ngā huarahi ako hei taki i te reo-ā-waha o te ākonga. He raurau hoki tēnei, he ipu e kawe nei i ētahi akoranga hei tautoko i a Whakarongo me Kōrero, hei kinaki anō i ērā atu marau e whakahaerehia nei i te kura, i hea atu rānei. Mehemea e rapu ana koe i ētahi rautaki kē atu hei arataki i āu nā mahi whakaako, hei whakarākei rānei i te reo-ā-waha, he taunaki pea kei tēnei rauemi. Nau mai, takitaki mai!
Hei tono i tēnei rauemi haere ki te paetukutuku Down the Back of the Chair.
Mātaki mai ana te Ao: te Tawhio Pihirei o 1981
A new Māori language multi-media series aimed at improving wharekura students’ research and literacy skills supporting kaiako and kura to create a rich literacy environment for ākonga. These materials will provide a basis of study and enjoyment for Māori medium students in wharekura and will also reflect kaupapa Māori contexts in teaching and learning.
To order this resource visit the Down the Back of the Chair website.
Te Tuhi ā-Hiko
This is an interactive writing tool designed to assist Māori-medium students in years 5–8 in their effectiveness as writers. For more information about this resource see the He Kohinga Rauemi ā-Ipurangi website.
This is a boxed set containing five plays, five CDs, and a teacher’s guide. Each play deals with kaupapa of topical interest around the interactions of different whānau situations. The titles of the plays are Ihu Hūpē, Kāti Te Riri, Nō Hea Koe?, Āta Whakarongo, and Putiputi Kāneihana E. For more information about this resource see the He Kohinga Rauemi ā-Ipurangi website.
He Manu Tuhituhi
This is a resource to assist teachers of year 1–6 students who are learning to write in Māori within a Māori-medium educational setting. The resource includes four manuals for teachers and 11 teacher-student books. For more information about this resource see the He Kohinga Rauemi ā-Ipurangi
This facility allows you to contribute resources about te reo Māori that you have created for the classroom, or make use of other teachers' resources, such as lesson plans, unit plans, activities, and assessment tasks.