Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuakana/Teina Reading

One thing I love about having senior students in my class is providing them opportunities to tautoko (support) and awhiawhi (encourage) other students, especially juniors.  Something magical happens when you see seniors (tuakana) become the teachers of younger students (teina) when helping them to read.

Every Tuesday afternoon Room 19 and Room 9 meet in the library and select books to read to each other.  After our first session last week the feedback from the senior students was very positive.  They loved it!

I wondered around and took some photos of the tamariki reading together.  Maybe it's something you'd like to try in your class or in your school.  Give it a go!

Tuakana Teina Reading from Jaybz on Vimeo.

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