Note to teachers & students
1 Ko wai au? Who am I? Identity
2 Our Beginnings – creation stories
3 Fairy Tales
4 I have something to say – the language of opinion and persuasion
5 Feeling Frightened – learning about the codes and conventions of horror stories
The five sections are each based around an overarching theme and the vocabulary used in the activities has been selected to compliment that theme:
1. Ko wai au? Who am I? Identity
Looks at name, place in the world, pepeha, visual image and poetry writing based on scaffolding and modelling.
2. Our Beginnings – creation stories
Includes a poem analysis, learning about tone, making connections.
3. Fairy Tales
Looks at codes and conventions; comparisons between Fairy Tales, Fables, and Nursery Rhymes; close study work comparing two versions of a famous fairy tale; learning about different perspectives in narrative.
4. I have something to say – the language of opinion and persuasion
Looks closer at the language in letters of complaint, for example, and the way visual images are used to promote an idea.
5. Feeling Frightened – learning about the codes and conventions of horror stories
Through close reading a well-known ‘horror story’, students are given a chance to analyse how the story ‘works’ as a horror. Students are guided to create their own horror story as well as reading an exemplar of one which follows the same guide.