Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools
2.5 Communicate about characteristics.
At the end of this lesson, students can:
Pānui – Reading: Recognise and understand simple, familiar written words, phrases, and sentences.
Tuhituhi – Writing: Write simple, familiar words, phrases and sentences using spelling and punctuation conventions.
In this lesson, the students will discuss family relationships based on a basic whakapapa, or family tree.
Use the family tree from Teachers’ notes 2A: Te whānau o Hera. Show it to the students. Discuss with them how we could describe the relationships shown, for example:
To reinforce the way that relationships are shown in a family tree, ask the students where they would place their names in their own family tree.
Introduce the family terms related to this basic family tree by asking:
|Ko wai te whaea?||Who is the mother?|
|Ko Hera. Ko Hera te whaea.||Hera. Hera is the mother.|
|Ko wai te tuahine?||Who is the sister? (of a male)|
|Ko Mere te tuahine.||Mere is the sister.|
|Ko wai te matua?||Who is the father?|
|Ko Rangi te matua.||Rangi is the father.|
When the family terms have been introduced, display Crossword 2A: Te whānau o Hera and answer each question together as a class.
Use Teachers’ notes 2B: Te whānau o Iritana and ask the students to complete the crossword themselves on copies of Crossword 2B: Te whānau o Iritana.
older sister (of a female)
older brother (of a male)
younger sister (of a female)
younger brother (of a male)
|tuahine||sister (of a male)|
|tungāne||brother (of a female)|
The students could work in pairs when completing Crossword 2B: Te whānau o Iritana.