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Mātauranga Māori | Māori Education: Primary

Ngā pukapuka - Books


Our collection of big sized Māori language books are great for sharing in the classroom! Connect to them through the catalogue with this keyword search:

big books maori language

Ngā Kete Kōrero Framework

The Māori classroom collection for early childhood, kōhanga reo and early primary schooling years (Year 0-2) has been leveled using the Ngā Kete Kōrero Framework. The levels were especially developed to assist children learning to read in Māori, also to help develop Māori language literacy. The books have been organised into increasing levels of difficulty which correspond to reading stages. These are Harakeke, Kiekie, Pingao and Miro.


Finding readers by topic

To find Māori language readers on a particular topic, you can search the library catalogue in two ways.

1. Choose keywords and type in the words 'Māori language readers' and the subject you want to search, eg. friendship:

eg. Māori language readers friendship


2. Choose subject and type in the words 'Māori language readers' to see the list of subjects on which we have Māori language readers:

eg. Māori language readers


Tōku Kōhanga Series

This series varies from picture only, single words and simple sentences. Most are catalogued at 499.44286 TOK TE.

Toku Kōhanga series

Kaitakawaenga Māori

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