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New Zealand Birds: Our Feathered Friends – Response to Text

  • What is the name of the native New Zealand bird known for its vibrant blue feathers, long red bill, and distinctive white under tail?


  1. A) Tui
  2. B) Kea
  3. C) Pukeko
  4. D) Ruru

  • Which native New Zealand bird is renowned for its melodious song and iridescent plumage?


  1. A) Weka
  2. B) Piwakawaka
  3. C) Tui
  4. D) Ruru

Inference Questions:

  • Why are Wekas vulnerable to population declines in some areas, according to the article?


  1. A) Due to their flightless nature
  2. B) Because of their fearless behaviour
  3. C) Predation by introduced species
  4. D) Lack of suitable habitat

  • Why are Keas described as cheeky birds in the article?


  1. A) Because they have bright orange underwings
  2. B) Due to their olive-green plumage
  3. C) Because they often investigate objects and vehicles
  4. D) Because they inhabit alpine regions

  • Based on the article, what role do Rurus play in the ecosystem?


  1. A) Controlling nocturnal pests
  2. B) Mimicking sounds from their environment
  3. C) Investigating backpacks and tents
  4. D) Foraging for insects on the wing

Response to text

Task Description:This Response to text is about Thea’s camp adventure.I had to write some answers and high light to.

Thea’s camp adventure

Response to text


  1. Where is Camp Kowhai located?
  2. a) In the city centre
  3. b) Near a beach
  4. c) In a forest with rimu trees and a stream 
  5. d) On a mountaintop


  1. What is Thea’s main challenge at the beginning of the story?
  2. a) Keeping up with her classmates physically
  3. b) Overcoming her fear of heights
  4. c) Making new friends 
  5. d) Missing her family


  1. How does Thea overcome her shyness?
  2. a) By conquering her fear of heights
  3. b) By participating in the camp activities
  4. c) By singing around the campfire
  5. d) By helping Mr. Hoaka


  1. What event helps Thea step outside her comfort zone?
  2. a) Building the waka
  3. b) Finding the lost kiwi chick
  4. c) Participating in the obstacle course
  5. d) Listening to Mr. Hoaka’s stories


  1. What is the main theme of the story?
  2. a) The importance of following directions
  3. b) The beauty and importance of nature
  4. c) Overcoming shyness and making new friends 
  5. d) The value of listening to stories


  1. How do you think Thea feels at the end of the story?

→ Happy that she has overcome all of her fears


  1. Can you relate to Thea’s experience in any way?

→WHen I was on camp I was nervous and scared but then I made some new friends 

  1. Why do you think camp experiences are valuable for young people?

→Because there learning about things and making new friends and make memories as well