In this recorded professional learning session picturebook expert Associate Professor Nicola Daly (co-director of the Waikato Picturebook Research Unit at the University of Waikato) discusses her research into bilingual picturebooks and shares the rich opportunities picturebooks offer our teaching and learning around Matariki.
Throughout the session we share a range of science ideas and free supporting resources.
You can download the both video and slideshow presentation.
Thanks so much! Looking forward to using the links in my classroom.Educator
|Topic||Slideshow number(s)||Video timecode|
|Introduction, karakia and Matariki in the Waikato||1–3||00:00|
What is a picturebook?
Why I’m interested in bilingual picturebooks
Picturebooks about Matariki
How they use te reo Māori and English and science links
He wero – a challenge, final karakia
|SLH links, keep in touch and thanks||37–39||40:48|
Our collection Matariki picture books and science contains the resources discussed during this webinar. You can copy, edit and share this collection with others.
You may also enjoy our previous webinar with Nicola Daly Science through picturebooks or the following recorded sessions focussed on literacy:
- Fostering literacy through primary science
- Science and literacy – making connections
- Literacy in the secondary science classroom
For information about Matariki the article The Matariki star cluster is a great place to start. Scroll down to find links to related activities and resources.
We also have a recorded webinar exploring Te Kāhui o Matariki and the environment as a guiding framework for teaching and learning.
Thank you to Dr Nicola Daly.