Resources

Teaching and Learning Materials

Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust has created a number of educational resources that appeal to different audiences such as books (readers), CDs, resource packs (book, CD, cards etc.). We hope you will not only find the resources valuable but also engaging for your ākonga, kaiako and whānau.

Books for Learners Learning to Read

Several titles are available to kura with Māori Immersion programmes. These resources are available free of charge from Down the Back of the Chair.

Visit Down the Back of the Chair In the website’s search bar, type in Ngā Kete Kōrero and a list of all readers that includes those created by Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust will show. Please see list below for readers created under Kia Ata Mai:


Te HuiHe Aha Hei Kai Mā PēpiHe Roa, He Roa Ake Rānei
Te PōwhiriNgā Kete Kei Whea Koe E Mā E?
Te HongiKanohi MāheniheniNgā Tāonga Ki Ahau
Te WaeroaHe Haunga He Karaka Rānei?Te Peita Pikitia
Hui E Taiki ETe Neke WhareTe Whakamau a Erena
E Hiki, Nō Wai Tēnei?Te PūkekoTe Whakamau a Tāmoko
Kotahi te WhioreTe PukapukaNgā Ringawera
Kei te hapū a MāmaTe AwhiawhiTe Hanga Poraka
Te PongaTe TakaroNgā Kāre ā Roto
Kōrero MāoriTe RaumatiNgā Tāonga
Te NgahuruTe KōangaTe Nohoanga
Ngā Tangi o te PōTe MakaririNgā Manu Waiata ā Tane
Te HāngiI te PōTe Kohi Anga
Ehara!Ngā KaihoeTaku Pāpa
Te Whakareri mō te Poiuka


Hopukina!

Ko Hopukina! tētahi huarahi hei kapo i te reo ā-waha o ngā ākonga kua eke ki ngā taumata 2 ki te 5 o Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Hopukina! is an oral story retelling procedure that provides a snapshot of the oral language achievement of ākonga at taumata 2 to 5 o Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa.

It was developed and trialled by successive participants of Ngā Taumatua, a Māori Medium specialist literacy programme based at Hopuhopu, Ngāruawahia from 2004 until 2009. The location of this professional development programme – Hopuhopu, was the inspiration for the name Hopukina! (Catch It!). This current version draws on those earlier efforts.

Hopukina is available upon request from Down the Back of the Chair.


An online training module will be provided by Kia Ata Mai from 2016 – stay tuned for dates and locations.

He Mātai Āta Titiro Ki Te Tūtukitanga Mātātupu Pānui, Tuhi – Pukapuka Matua

The Māori Reconstruction of An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement by Marie Clay

This resource pack provides for the systematic observation of young children working in literacy programmes where Māori is the language of instruction.

It is a reconstruction of Marie Clay’s An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement and not a literal translation. Any adaptations made have been in order to validate its use for the Māori language.

It contains discussions which place the observation survey into the Māori context and provides the theoretical framework for systematic observation as well as the english equivalents of the instructions, administration and scoring of the tasks in Māori. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the following:

Te Mātai Mātātupu – Pukapuka Tohutohu Mō Ngā Whakamātautau
This book written in Māori, is the accompanying administration and scoring instruction booklet for the tasks in Māori.

Kirikiri and Pōhatu – By Marie Clay
The booklets for use with Ngā Tikanga o te tuhi Kōrero – Concepts About Print.

This resource pack and is available upon request through Kia Ata Mai. Please contact admin@kiaatamai.org to enquire.