Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools
7.5 Read about and recount actual or imagined events in the past.
At the end of this lesson, students can:
Pānui - Reading: Understand much of what is written about a range of topics across a range of written text types.
Tuhituhi - Writing: Begin to use language to entertain and persuade as well as to inform.
Kōrero - Speaking: Use te reo Māori to entertain and persuade as well as to inform.
Recordings of Waka Huia, Te Karere, Te Kāea or other Māori programming.
Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau by Claudia Orange.
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies?setlang=en
Before the lesson, record the mihi/introductions from television programmes such as Waka Huia, Te Karere and Te Kāea from TVNZ and Māori Television.
Have the students study the mihi and introductions of the presenters. Discuss aspects of presentation styles used, for example:
Ask the students to research a well-known Māori from the Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau books or website.
Have them prepare a short introduction to a mock TV item on their subject, using Resource sheet 7O: E te motu e. Ask one student to act out the role of a TV presenter, introducing their subject to camera and signing off.
The students could simulate a TV setting with backdrops, script, etc. Review the introductions as a class and assess student performance, providing constructive feedback.
The students could introduce items on other topics such as marae, wāhi tapu, historical events, etc.
The students could complete the biography in précis form and give a summary of that person’s achievements.