Keynote Puanga and Matariki Structured Literacy Resource

Kia ora koutou,

I've made this Keynote resource for kaiako (teachers) in Aotearoa, New Zealand to support their ākonga (students) with learning around Puanga and Matariki. It could be adapted for other countries and indigenous cultures who use whetū (stars) as an important part of their identity, story telling and links to the environment.

The first syntax part is focused on Puanga, which is the whetū (star) that Rangitāne Iwi look too due to our geographical location. It then moves into Matariki with a simple sentence hunt. Ākonga record the words in the correct order to make a simple sentence, focusing on the 'who/what' and 'do'. This could be done in which ever space you would like to use at your school. Often our public and local libraries do similar activities which are always fun.

I have also made a Structured Literacy (SL) stage based star word find, so this might be more of a sound and letter formation focus, vc, cvc words, double consonants, digraphs and long vowel teams etc. Feel free to change the sentences, or take away colours, add your own vocabulary or letter sounds etc to personalised to your own students age and stage.

I'd love to see how other teachers are engaging their kids in SL, so please share your thoughts and ideas!


4 replies

June 15, 2024

Thank you for this idea for learning language as well as spelling and writing. Very fun Keynote for learners. Your template can be applied with different shapes to other topics and languages. Appreciate the share!

June 18, 2024

Thank you, Cheryl!

June 16, 2024

I have just edited this for my rumaki year 0-2 class, awesome. Thank you so much!

June 18, 2024

Ka mau te wehi, Taylaua! Glad it was useful.

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