A Name that Tells a Story - Pt 2, No 3, 2007
1. Find the meanings of these words from the story.
loop - It means a curve or circle. ✔
persuade - To make someone so something be telling the reasons why they should do it.✔
desperate - If you are desperate you will do anything to change your situation.✔
current -The movement of water in a river or an ocean. ✔
lifeless - It means something is just there, but it not doing anything.✔
2. Draw the incident that happened at the river.✔
3. Answer these comprehension questions to show your understanding of the text.
a) Where were the boys playing? The boys were playing next to the Poroporo River looped around their house. ✔
b) Why do you think the boys pushed Te Whanaupani into the water? The boys pushed Te Whanaupani because he was going to tell his mum on them. ✔
c) What happened to Te Whanaupani? Te Whanaupani went to the hospital because he swallowed too much water. ✔d) Why was Haumu giving her mokopuna to Mama? Haumu gave her baby to Mama because what happened to Whanaupani and she wanted to replace the child that they lost. ✔