The metacognition charts help the reader to think about thinking. The While I read prompts help the student to monitor their understanding of the text and fix any comprehension problems they might have.
Students respond to the Maori legend of Hatupatu and the Bird Woman by creating an illustration to match the text. The completed activity may be made into a class booklet or displayed on the wall for future reading.
Three graphic organisers to help the student to plan their character descriptive writing. The character sudy might be a person from their personal life or a response to a character from narrative reading.