Santa learns Te Reo Maori

Santa will be offering New Zealand children a treat this year.

Children writing wishlists to Santa through the New Zealand Post can get a response in Te Reo Māori.

From now until Christmas, tens of thousands of children will write to Santa through New Zealand Post. Responses will be available in either English or Māori.

The NZ Post said the tradition had been running for 20 years and dozens of children had already been hand writing letters since August.

Santa’s little helpers working at NZ Post are aiming for a record 100,000 letters this year.

Last year 92,395 letters were sent to Santa – which has increased year on year.

Messages can be sent to Santa online using the NZ post interactive website

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?

2. What was the key event from the news article?

3. Where did this event take place?

4. When did this event take place?

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article?

2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article.

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place.

4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future.

5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.

Current Events Web
Find the Who, What, Where, When, How and Why in the article to complete this worksheet.

I Think Because
Share what you think about the article and explain why.

My Questions
Write a question map about questions that you have after reading the article.

News Review
Give the news article you have read a review

KWL
Write what you KNOW about the topic in the article, what you would LIKE to find out and then what you have LEARNT.

Newspaper Bingo
Play newspaper bingo. Find a number of different articles to complete the grid.

Questions and Answers
Write a set of questions and then their answers after reading the article.

The Big Idea
Find the big idea by highlighting the 5 W’s and 1 H. then select 25 of key words associated with the article.

Word Investigation
Vocabulary exercise where students find key words within the article.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

wow!

kruz
kruz
10 months ago

wow santa is real???

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

Santa should know how to speak all languages!

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

that is awesome

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

awesome

sasha
sasha
10 months ago

Wow! Cool where does he really come from?

mickayla
mickayla
10 months ago

yay!

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 months ago

That’s really cool, santa learning māori?

myah
myah
10 days ago

this was so fun.

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