We have been learning to communicate about personal information in te reo, such as name, parents and grandparents names, iwi, hapu, mountain and river, or home town and place of family origin.
My Pepeha format
The pepeha vocabulary that we had to learn was ‘ko’, toku, maunga, te moana, Taupo, whanau and a few others. This was a bit tricky for some children but with practice they managed to get their tongue around the words and pronounce the words properly.
We have been practising the vocabulary of our pepeha and with our buddy we listened to how we pronounced the words as we shared them with one another.
The children were assessed according to the rubric below and whether they were a novice or an expert
Saying Pepeha Using the format
After a few weeks most of my year 2 students were able to independently read their pepeha and pronounce the words correctly. A few were experts at saying it from memory.
Saying Pepeha by memory
Keywords: Pepeha, Te Reo vocabulary, Assessment rubric, Languages,