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  • 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.

    Brilliant webinar


    You can download the both video and slideshow presentation.

    Thanks so much! Looking forward to using the links in my classroom.

    Topic Slideshow number(s) Video timecode
    Introduction, karakia and Matariki in the Waikato 1–3 00:00
    Index 3 04:22
    Part 1

    What is a picturebook?

    5–7 05:18

    Why I’m interested in bilingual picturebooks

    8–14 06:21
    Part 2

    Picturebooks about Matariki

    15 10:22

    How they use te reo Māori and English and science links

    16–35 11:09
    Part 3

    He wero – a challenge, final karakia

    36 38:58
    SLH links, keep in touch and thanks 37–39 40:48

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    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:

    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.

    A wide range of resources can be found under our Literacy through science, Astronomy and Mātauranga Māori topics.

    Useful links

    Have a look at these picturebook collections linking to a variety of curriculum areas:

    Listen to Dr Nicola Daly and Dr Dianne Forbes in this RadioNZ interview from August 2021 about the value of picturebooks.


    Thank you to Dr Nicola Daly.

      Published 8 June 2023 Referencing Hub articles
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