Te Kete Ipurangi Navigation:

Te Kete Ipurangi

Te Kete Ipurangi user options:

Literacy Online. Every child literate - a shared responsibility.

He Toi Whakairo

He Toi Whakairo.

by Kelly Joseph, illustrations by Isobel Te Aho-White

This poem is about the art of whakairo, linking to the article about the Kaipara School carved waka in this Journal. It shows that a theme can be explored in various ways using different text forms. It also provides a model for poetic writing on a topic. Students will be able to think critically about the art of whakairo by making inferences and finding specific information. They will also be able to identify and evaluate the language features and structures the author has chosen for her particular purpose. It includes a glossary of te reo Māori terms used in the poem and a pictorial glossary showing four whakairo patterns.

Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2020

Learning area: English, The Arts

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Related titles: See TSM

Topics: carving, craft, illustration, language, onomatopoeia, patterns, poetry, rhythm, skill, stories, symbols, taonga, waka, whakairo

In: School Journal Level 2 November 2020

Publication date: November 2020

Order this text

Back to series

Return to top ^