Learn more about Māui, Kupe, and Rata and various Māori atua (gods) with our differentiated Māori Myths and Legends Shared Reading and Discussion Questions Bundle. These Māori Myth and Legends teaching resources are suitable as an entry point to Polynesian history or a study on myths and legends from around the world.
This shared reading, activities, and discussion question bundle features the following myths (pūrākau):
How Māui Discovered Fire
Rata and the Totara Tree
Kupe and the Giant Wheke
The Creation of Night and Day
In each Māori Myths and Legends Shared Reading pack you will receive:
1. One shared reading discussion passage:
2. Discussion questions including reading comprehension strategies such as summarising, making connections, and finding specific details.
3. Differentiated follow-up activities to dig deeper into the story.