Ask Eddie, by Andre Ngapo
School Journal April 2013, Level 2
WALT: Make predictions, summarize and analyse a given text.
Answer the following questions in red:
Looking at the image and the title of the text, what do you think the story is about?
Someone get asked to many questions and he might be sad because it might be hurtful questions.
Can you predict what is about to happen next?
They are learning what a Powhiri is so Sa’a asked Eddie aren't you Maori shouldn't you know what a powhiri is.
Why did you make that prediction?
Because the title is Ask Eddie so I predicted that a question is about his culture and he doesn't know what is is or what it means.
Can you point to something in the book that helped you to make that prediction? OR What do you already know that helped you make that prediction?
“Not even you, Eddie asked Sa’a”
“No.” I mumbled
‘But you're Maori right?” he says.
How do you think Eddie feels about not knowing how to do a powphiri?
Embarrassed because heaps of students in his class kept on asking him if he know what a powhiri is.
What does Manase not know how to do?
Why does Eddie keep his mouth shut as other students begin to call out their ideas?
Because Everyone looks at him and he is starting a feel a bit stressed out, and he is starting to see pictures and patterns in his head while heaps of kids are shouting out ideas about what a powhiri is.
Eddie must be feeling very upset with himself, Are there clues that make us think this?
Yes because he kept his mouth shut.
What’s going to happen next?
They are having a kaumatua visit them to tell the class some facts and some rules about a powhiri. The Kaumatua name is Koro Tu.
What must have taken place before Is there some rules at a powhiri.? Is there
What do you think that (character) meant by He felt sad because he doesn't know what a powhiri is.? … felt about
Who comes at visit the children in the afternoon?
Why does Koro Tu ask lots of questions?
So they can know more things about a powhiri
What does Koro Tu mean by keeping your eyes and your ears open?
By Listening with your ears and looking with your eyes.