Māori Myths and Legends Traditional Literature Passages and Questions

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Do your students love the demi-god Māui? Learn more about him and his peers with our differentiated Māori Myths and Legends reading passages and questions. You’re welcome! This pack includes four myth or Pūrākau passages with six pages of engaging text-dependent questions and higher-order thinking tasks.

These worksheets are great for your reading programs, as part of a reliever/substitute teacher pack, or as homework tasks. Suitable as an entry point to Polynesian history or a study on myths and legends from around the world.

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In this Māori Myths and Legends pack you will receive:

1. Four texts – all with an extended and scaffold version:

  • Māui and the Sun
  • Hatupatu and the Bird-Woman
  • Māui and the Giant Fish
  • Paikea and the Whale

2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyse
  • Evaluate
  • Create

Reading Comprehension Strategies included:

  • Making Connections
  • Find Facts and Details
  • Make Inferences
  • Identify the main idea
  • Ask and Answer Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Sequence
  • Summarise
  • Synthesize
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Visualising
  • Make Predictions

3. Four Graphic Organiser Examples

  • Character Map
  • Story Map
  • Story Plot Mountain
  • Flow Diagram

4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions

5. Two ‘Tips For Use’ pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.

What this resource is all about:

The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go Maori Myth and Legend texts and engaging higher order thinking questions.

This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyse, Evaluate, Create).

What Teachers Like You Are Saying:
  • Janice P. says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Absolutely love this product. My students (here in New York) loved learning about myths and legends from the other side of the world!”
  • Sandra H. says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is an awesome activity. My students have enjoyed managing their reading programme themselves with this resource.”
  • Jennifer W. says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is great! I really like the lesson suggestions and descriptions as well as the graphic organizers!”
  • Jennifer G. says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ One of the best reading activities I have ever bought. Thanks so much for making it!”
  • Alana C. says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Such an awesome resource for our older students (year 5 and 6) when we did our unit on Māori Myths and Legends. This resource helps incorporate literacy into our myths and legends topic. Thank you.”


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