E tipu e rea

available as individual books, or a full resource pack

In this bilingual story, we meet Iraia, the new baby. We then go through the ages and stages of education with Matiu at kohanga, Fatima at primary school, Vijay at intermediate school, Mei-Li at secondary school, Hone at university and Soti at work. Finally, we meet Mandy in hospital – with her new baby Iraia.

Simple sentence structures introduce the people in the story, including their ages and levels of schooling.


Each resource pack includes:

  • A big book for sharing
  • 10 small book versions of the story, for guided and independent reading
  • A set of flashcards featuring key words from the story, for vocabulary recognition
  • A mini-book template of the story and illustrations, for students to take home and read with whānau
  • Teachers’ notes for the story, including user-friendly assessment rubrics and ideas for second language learning activities
  • A digital link containing an audio file and a digital file of the story, for the big screen

Here are some pages from the book:

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