Te Reo Māori Adaptations – Available Now!
Kia ora ai te reo Māori hei reo kōrero mō Aotearoa.
Māori Language is a living national taonga for all New Zealanders.
Introducing 32 best-selling Red Rocket Reader titles as the starting line-up of our new te reo Māori library. Ideal for Māori-speaking students learning to read with Guided Reading or small group instruction and also for young readers first exploring reo Māori.
Available as a set of 16 stories, or paired with the matching English language editions.
Red Rocket Readers feature colourful, entertaining illustrations that support the text, launch oral discussion and develop student comprehension. The classic story structure (tension, climax and resolution) ensures children will want to engage with the texts.
The original Red Rocket Readers English language editions align with the NZ literacy colour wheel, from NZ Reading Recovery levels 1-14: Emergent | Magenta, Early 1 | Red, Early 2 | Yellow, Early 3 | Blue, Early 4 | Green. (View F&P Guided Reading and Lexile levels here)
In-Book Tools: Teacher Lesson Preparation
Within the covers of each Red Rocket Reader is a set of useful tools designed to support and guide the teacher:
Korero Kaiako gives an overview of each story (it’s characters, plot, scene and vocabulary) to aid group discussions and to activate prior knowledge.
Mahere Whakaako lists the literacy strategies and features of print to learn.
Kāri on the inside back covers provide extra learning opportunities. Can be used in place or photocopied.
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Akoranga Printable PDF lists the literacy strategies and features of print to learn.
Papamahi in PDF format available for all titles.
Why Adaptations? Rather than simple translation, each title has been lovingly and carefully retold by Tiare Dickson, reworking and rewriting as needed to ensure an authentic adaptation.
Ko Mauao me Putauaki oku maunga Ko Tauranga te Moana Ko Mataatua te waka Ko Ngai Te Rangi me Ngati Awa oku iwi Ko Ngai Tukairangi me Te Patuwai oku hapu Ko Ngawiki Dickson raua ko Paul Ensor oku matua Ko Tiare Lee Dickson ahau Tihei Mauri Ora.
Born and raised in Tauranga Moana I am a multi-medium artist who uses taa moko, painting, woodwork and digital art to express my creativity and culture. My iwi are Ngai Te Rangi and Ngati Awa.
A fluent speaker of Te Reo Maori, I attended Kohanga Reo as a pre-schooler before moving to mainstream schooling at Omanu Primary school, then returning to kura-a-Iwi at Te Kura o Matapihi, then finally Tauranga Boys College. In terms of tertiary study I completed a bachelor of Maori visual arts at contemporary Maori art school Toihoukura in Gisborne in 2015-2017, and a post-grad honours degree in creative practice in 2017-2018 and a Masters of professional creative practice in 2018-2019.
I have been a practicing taa moko artist going on 5 years now and going to Toihoukura broadened my variety of mediums to working with wood, paints and digital design. Strong themes that I use in my art are my environment, taiao, stories from home, puurakau and Maori customs.
I was raised on my papa kainga or ancestral lands of Matapihi and Motiti Island, with a close affinity to, and full support from, my whanau, marae, hapu, and iwi.
In 2018, I worked as a kaiawhina or teacher aide, at total immersion Maori intermediate and high school, Te Wharekura o Mauao, where I assisted the students with their reading and writing, and also in the art department.
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