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A Grin from Ear to Ear

A boy and his koro enjoy a day fishing together.

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  • AudienceKaiakoStudents
  • Curriculum Level2
  • Education SectorPrimary
  • Learning AreaEnglishSocial Science
  • Resource LanguageEnglish
  • Resource typeText/Chapter
  • SeriesSchool Journal

About this resource

Series: School Journal, Level 2 October 2011

Reading year level: 4

Category: Fiction

Topics: boy, koro, fishing, values, traditions, sustainability, moko


A Grin from Ear to Ear

Words by Tipene Watson

When the boy reels in the biggest fish he has ever caught, enough to feed the whole family for dinner, he proudly poses for the camera with his catch. Readers will share his surprise when Koro then tells him to release the fish. By explaining that it will go on to produce more in the future, Koro shares his values and traditions about sustainability with his moko.

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