Kati

Appendix 1: Summary feedback by book

The following table provides a summary of feedback against each book reviewed by the kura.

 

Table 2: Summary of feedback from kura by book reviewed

Name of Book

Level of Book

Level

Summary of feedback

Kei roto kei waho

Khe

Harakeke

He pai noa te ahua.  He pai te kite rawa i te taumata o te pukapuka i ngā wā katoa. Kāore tino pai te rahi o ngā pū, me nui ake.

He Mamae

KHe.i

Harakeke

Title picture is relatively small compared to other books, lot’s of unused space.  Easy to read. Text starts quite far to the left hand side of page. Large pictures and quite small text. Like how each page linked with plasters in the corners. Size of the book is good, not too small. Would prefer slightly larger text and bigger spaces between words in lower level books.

Āna

KHe.i

Harakeke

Smaller font size, smaller gaps/spaces between. Some pictures are too busy. The ngeru distracts some readers.

Kānga papā

KHe

Harakeke

Nice and simple to read. Pictures were slightly bigger and wording was slightly smaller. Images could be clearer.

Ngā Kare ā roto

KHe.i

Harakeke

Noticed the the change of style of the 'a'. Smaller font inside of the book. Font is smaller to the original pukapuka. I like that my tamariki can wetewete ngā kupu and finger spacing. Please leave the font size the same - bigger.

Khi Books

KHi

Harakeke

Looked through all KHi books. Cover simplified, text more bold, fresh and simple. Keep bigger font. Like the simple layout.

Name of Book

Level of Book

Level

Summary of feedback

Mō wai?/Piki rere runga hau

Khi.KKa

Harakeke Kiekie

Clear context, interesting, perhaps modernise. Font - too small. Font too difficult to read, better if handwriting style - comic sans, easier to read. "He Matakirikiri" - too closely set. Consistent space font size, font type, throughout each level.

Text should not be laid over colours or graphics. For example, Piki rere runga hau - page 12 text is on white space in border, where other pages text is on the pictures. This is very inconsistent.

Kupu whakamarama - great idea for key words support for teacher and learners.

Ngā Taonga

KHi.KKa

Harakeke Kiekie

The 'a' in taonga looks like a tohutō on it - whakaāhua - whakaahua. Everything is smaller - like the font size.

Ngā Taonga

khi.kka

Harakeke Kiekie

The size of the book is great. Pictures inside are nice, clear and big.  Awesome for our babies to make connections with what they know and the pictures in the text.  The photo on the front cover could be bigger. Font size could be bigger. Pictures are great, colourful large and clear.  Page 11 He rakau, hei hanga tokotoko mo….maybe over two pages to follow layout of previous pages.

Nōku ēnei hū

KKa

Kiekie

E pai ana te āhua. He pai ki ōku karu (te āhua o ngā pū, ngā momo tae). Kia rahi ake pea te momo tuhi?

I retireti atu au

KKi

Kiekie

The font size of the title easy to see/read. Noticed the spacing of the text between the pictures.  Good space so tamariki instantly look to the pictures than to the words.

Name of Book

Level of Book

Level

Summary of feedback

Ko tōku moenga

KKi

Kiekie

Smaller pictures, looks more professional. Everything has gone smaller, what is the reasoning behind this? Is it the level? Like the kupu whakamārama. KKi should it also have a summary? That is one of the whainga however is hard to find books with a summary.

Auē

KKi.KPa

Kiekie Pingao

Clear, clean, easy to identify. Ka kite i ngā kōrero mō te whakaputanga o te pukapuka. Kei te kite e hia ngā kupu o te tuhinga.

Engari koe karukaru

KPe.i

Pingao

Pai, e mārama ana te takoto. Tino pai (layout).

Te Kaikawe Kōrero

KPi

Pingao

Very simple changes to the layout. The kupu are larger and easier to read. Words are clearer to the tamariki, so the change in font/size. Ensure that all books are appealing to the reader.

Te Papa Rarepapa

KPa

Pingao

He pai rawa.  Easy to read. like the 'a' better that the 'a' as some kids get confused, thinks it’s an 'e' or an ā

Nukunuku, Nekeneke Nukurau

KPe.i

Pingao

Great pictures and great design. Modern and relevant to children/child reading. Show the total number of words in the book, easier for when doing pānui haere. Maybe think about including comprehension activities attached to each book.  These would be very helpful and time saving.

Hei koha huritau

KPa.e

Pingao

Clear, simple. As a reading recovery teacher, it is good to keep the front page clear of levelling and other distractions for the reader. And the fact that all that is on the back of the book is great. Like the pictures, relevant, language layout is good and spaces between lines are good. The a and o look similar and as a smaller font this could be challenging for readers.

Name of Book

Level of Book

Level

Summary of feedback

Harikoa ana taku ngākau

Kka.e

Kiekie

He pai tonu, he rite ki tērā hoahoa i mua, heoi he piataata ki te karu, ka mau i ngā tamariki. He tino take te tuhi, whakamōhio atu rānei te tau pakeke o ia taumata pānui. He mea nui tērā.

Kei te heke te ua

Khi

Harakeke

No comments

Mōhio anau ki te kaukau

Kka.e

Kiekie

He whānau Māori. Clear pcitures for the tamariki to talk about., who, why what questions that can be asked. Colours and stamp well placed ensuring better access from book boxes.  Descriptive pictures to create discussion. Great size font for reading story. Very relevant for writing lessons. Tamariki can relate to the pictures. Great work.

Taku kuia

Kke.i

Kiekie

He rawe te pukapuka 'Taku Kuia" ngā pikitia tino rawe, he pikitia nui mo ngā tamariki ki te kōrero. He rawe te wharangi mutunga. He kupu whakamārama.

Kua haere atu a Pāpā

Kka

Kiekie

Font type was nice and clear for the tamariki. The size relates to how the tamariki write. Great spacing again relating to class tuhi. Clear and very descriptive quality of images and relevance, He Māori. Live the changes that have been made to cater for our tamariki.

Tōku tipuna

Kke

Kiekie

Tino rawa the font type, tino pai ma ngā tamariki the font size. He rawe te tiriwa (spacing) o ngā kupu I hono ki te ture o te tuhituhi. He rawe ngā whakaahua. Pai anō te nohonga o ngā pikitia mō ngā tamariki ki te titiro pai.

Aue te mataku

Kpa.e

Pingao

He ahua rite - iti ake te tuhinga engari ka taea tonutia te pānui. Would like more online content and supporting materials.

Tihei mauri ora

Kpa

Pingao

He rite ki te mea tuturu