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by Kelly Joseph

illustrations by Damian Stones

JJ50 book cover.

This poem describes a kākano (a seed) as taonga and explains what makes it special. “Kākano” is inspired by the Māori proverb: Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu – although small, it is precious. The poem includes te reo Māori words and phrases that are supported by context, illustrations, sentence structure, and a glossary. This poem provides opportunities for students who are familiar with te reo Māori to share their knowledge.

Gold 2

Series: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Learning area: English, Science

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: seeds, plants, germination, taonga, treasures, poetry

In: Junior Journal 50, Level 2, 2015

Publication date: February 2015

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