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Te mahi hī a Māui – Māui’s fishing

Te mahi hī a Māui – Māui’s fishing

Te reo Māori in English-medium schools

Achievement objective

5.2  Communicate about present and past states, feelings, and opinions.

Learning intention

Students can:

  • retell a story.

Modes

At the end of this lesson, students can:

 Tuhituhi Tuhituhi - Writing: Write information on familiar topics in a range of contexts, past and present.

 Pānui Pānui - Reading: Distinguish between past and present actions and states.

 Whakarongo Whakarongo - Listening: Understand specific details in contexts that may contain some unfamiliar language.

Materials

Resource sheet 5E - Te Ika a Māui

Te reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • HKRCL-A7-Resource-sheet-5E-Te-Ika-a-Maui.doc
  • 30 KB
Resource sheet 5F – Ko Māui rāua ko te Rā

Te reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • HKRCL-A7-Resource-sheet-5F-Ko-Maui-raua-ko-te-Ra.doc
  • 29 KB
Resource sheet 5G – Ko Māui rāua ko Mahuika

Te reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • HKRCL-A7-Resource-sheet-5G-Ko-Maui-raua-ko-Mahuika.doc
  • 30 KB
Resource sheet 5H – Ngā kōrero Te mahi hī a Māui

Te reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • HKRCL-A7-Resource-sheet-5H-Nga-korero-Te-mahi-hi-a-Maui.doc
  • 41 KB

Lesson sequence

Tell the students that the story of Māui fishing up Te Ika a Māui describes how he came to be fishing with his brothers and the outcome of the fishing trip.

Read the story to them using Resource sheet 5H: Ngā kōrero Te mahi hī a Māui.
 
Make dictionaries available so that students can check unfamiliar vocabulary.

In pairs, students then retell this Māui story in their own words, in Māori. 
 
Print copies of Resource sheets 5E, 5F and 5G for students to complete. The answers are online in three Māui stories found on the Te Kete Ipurangi website.
 
Find these stories in the right hand menu:

  • Māui and the giant fish
  • How Māui brought fire to the world
  • How Māui slowed the sun

Language to use

Model answers for Resource sheet 5E: Te Ika a Māui: 
  1. Kia haere atu ia ki te hī ika i te taha o ana tuākana. 
  2. Nōtemea kāore ia i whakaaetia kia haere ki te hī ika (e ana tuākana). 
  3. Nōtemea i haere huna a Māui i tō rātou waka
  4. I mau tika tonu i te whiutanga.
  5. Ka wehi rātou.
  6. Nōtemea i huri tonu rātou ki te tapahi haere i te ika. I tautohe hoki rātou. 
Model answers for Resource sheet 5F: Ko Māui rāua ko te Rā: 
  1. 1. I te kai ia.
  2. Nā Murirangawhenua. 
  3. I te moe ia. 
  4. ‘Taura nui, taura roa, taura kaha, taura toa, taura here i a Tama nui te rā, whakamaua kia mau kia ita!’
  5. Kia pūhoi tana haere, kia āta haere ia.
Model answers for Resource sheet 5G: Ko Māui rāua ko Mahuika: 
  1. 1. Āe (ka whakawetongia e Māui ngā ahi o ngā kāinga). 
  2. Ko Taranga (te rangatira o te kāinga). 
  3. roto i te ana.
  4. Kia homai he ahi.
  5. Ka huri a Māui hei kāhu.
  6. Ko Tāwhirimātea. 
  7. He kura, he whero

Further learning

The students could develop their own quiz questions based on their knowledge of pakiwaitara Māori, for example, the separation of Ranginui and PapatūānukuTāne Mahuta, Tāwhaki, the waka migrations:

  • He aha te take ka wehe ai a Rangi rāua ko Papa?
  • Ko wai te tāne o Hineahuone?
  • I pīrangi a Tū kia wehe ana mātua?

Other resources

  • Alpers, A. (2001). Māori myths and tribal legends. Auckland: Pearson Education New Zealand Ltd.
  • Orbell, M. R. (1998). A concise encyclopedia of Māori myth and legend. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
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