Te Reo Māori Adaptations – Coming Soon





Kia ora ai te reo Māori hei reo kōrero mō Aotearoa.

Māori Language is a living national taonga for all New Zealanders.



Introducing 16 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. Each story has been carefully adapted to meet the guidelines of the literacy curriculum for kura and reo Māori for schools.

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.

  • enable students to read for enjoyment and information as they access meaning from text.
  • feature meaningful concepts and experiences that children can relate to.
    develop word recognition along with language development.
  • focus on increasing knowledge of print conventions, phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context.
  • develop and ensure the success of reading strategies.

The original Red Rocket Readers English language editions align with the NZ literacy colour wheel, from Emergent (Magenta), Early 1 (Red), (NZ Reading Recovery levels 1-5).



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 (Teacher Talk introduction) gives an overview of each story (it’s characters, plot, scene and vocabulary) to aid group discussions and to activate prior knowledge.


Authentic adaptations by Tiare Dickson, read more…


Mahere Whakaako (Lesson plan) lists the literacy strategies and features of print to learn.


Lesson Brief lists the literacy strategies and features of print to learn. (English language version also included.)


Kupu Aronga (Sight words) are listed so teachers can see at a glance the focus vocabulary for each title.
Word Counts help simplify assessment.


eBook Editions for all titles will be available via online subscription. View a full page-turning sample from each colour level here.


Flashcards on the inside back covers provide extra learning opportunities. Can be used in place or photocopied.

Māwhero

  • Order Now for Term 3 Delivery
  • 8 Fiction Titles 
  • Concepts: Machines, Movement, Oceans, Food, Weather, Dinosaurs, Animal Features, Life Experience. 
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • Lesson Brief PDF available online for all titles in both te reo Māori and English

AtTheBeachTeReo_KiTeTahuna

BigAnimalsTeReo_karareheNui

GoingUpTeReo_KaPikiKiRunga

OpenandCloseTeReo_TuwheraMeTeKati

OurWeatherTeReo_ToTatouHuarere

SoFastTeReo_TereRawa

VegetableBasketTeReo_TeKeteHuawhenua

WeLikeFishingTeReo_HeRaweTeHiIka


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All Te Reo Maori Lesson Brief PDFs also include the English language version.

Te Reo Maori Lesson Briefs: Coming Soon

English Language Eds:

                                                          

Whero

  • Order Now for Term 3 Delivery
  • 8 Fiction Titles 
  • Concepts: Values, Art & Drama, Family, Senses, School Life, Machines & Vehicles, Weather, Food & Recipes, Life Experience
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • Lesson Brief PDF available online for all titles in both te reo Māori and English

AQuickPicnicTeReo_HeHaerengaWhanau

AreYouHungryTeReo_KeiTeHiakaiKoe

AtTheAirportTeReo_TeTaungaWakaRererangi

CleanUpTimeTeReo_WaWhakapai

FacesShowFeelingsTeReo_KareARoto

HelpMePleaseTeReo_AwhinaMaiKoa

MakeASnowmanTeReo_TeTangataHukarere

OneQuietNightTeReo_HePoMarie

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All Te Reo Maori Lesson Brief PDFs also include the English language version.

Te Reo Maori Lesson Briefs: Coming Soon

English Language Eds:

                                                          


eBook Samples

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Māwhero
Whero
Kōwhai
Kikorangi
Kākāriki

    Titles below are in production for Term 4 delivery.  Covers and text are draft and likely to change.

   

Kōwhai


  • 8 Fiction Titles 
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • Due Term 4, 2020


CharliesBoat_TeWakaATiare

Shadows_Atarangi

TheWeatherReport_TePurongoHaurere

WhatHaveYouGot_HeAhaTau


Kikorangi


  • 8 Fiction Titles 
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • Due Term 4, 2020


FastAndNoisy_TereMeTeHaruru

FeedTheDucks_WhangaiRakiraki

LeftAndRight_HaereKiMaui

SnackTime_Paramanawa


Kākāriki


  • 8 Fiction Titles 
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • Due Term 4, 2020


AllByMyselfTeReo_KoAhauAnake

AWeekWithMyAunt_HeWikiMeTokuWhaea

CharlieToTheRescue_TiareKiTeAwhina

JungleFire_TeAhiNgahere


Tiare Dickson

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 kaupapa 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.

From a young age, I have been involved in kapahaka and am a performer for Tauranga Moana senior kapahaka group Tutara Kauika, who represent Tauranga and Mataatua waka at the bi-annual national kapahaka competition, Te Matatini, where I have performed 3 times. I am also a Maori weaponry practitioner and studied the traditional forms of combat under Nga Hihi o Koopu Parapara whare tutaua, the Tauranga school of mau rakau, or weaponry.

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.



Tiare is the Grandson of Red Rocket Readers series creator, Pam Holden, and the inspiration for Charlie, a popular character in Pam’s stories that are often based on true events, such as the sinking of the Rena near Motiti Island and the rescue of bird life afterward.

Tiare is also an illustrator for two Red Rocket Reader titles, Balloons Fly By and Hot Air Balloons.