SMART RESOURCE | The metacognition prompts help the reader to think about thinking. They assist the student to build a range of comprehension strategies. The While I read prompts help the student to monitor their understanding of the text and fix any comprehension problems they might have during reading.
FREE | Three graphic organisers to assist students in the planning of a character description. The character study might be a person from their personal life or a response to a character in narrative reading.
FREE | 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.