We Kiss Them With Rain by Futhi Nsthingila: Novel Workbook

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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"The terrible thing that steals 14-year-old Mvelo's song leads to startling revelations and unexpected opportunities."

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> 28 pages

> From close reading questions to open ended activities.


Pg. 1: Cover page

Pgs. 2-20: Chapter Questions & Vocab

Pg. 21: Map of South Africa (setting)

Pgs. 22-23: Book Review Form & Example

Pg. 24: Additional resources for the classroom to support the novel

Pgs. 25-28: Answer Key

> Vocabulary activity for each chapter

> 208 questions total
> Story review form & example form can be used for any book, story, or epic poem. A career-long resource.

Three types of questions for each chapter

  • Short response (complete sentences not required)
  • Complete response (complete sentences required)
  • True/false

> About 10% of questions are open-ended thought questions to encourage independent thinking. The rest have right/wrong answers.

Example Questions

-What is Mvelo determined about?

-Describe each character using at least three descriptive phrases for each.

-What did Zola’s mother get sick from?

-Why didn’t students realize that Zola was pregnant?

-Who is Sipho dishonest with?

-How does Mvelo show loyalty to her mother?

-What completely changes Johan and Perta’s relationship?

-What are Sipho’s struggles in Chicago?

-Predict what you think might happen in the chapters ahead.

-Why does Nonceba take Mvelo out on the sea?-Petra and Johan feel blessed because…

-What was returning to school like for Mvelo? Describe.

-Mvelo had grown very wise in her twenty years” pg. 138 What events in the novel do you think contributed to Mvelo’s wisdom?

-The meeting at the restaurant in Tribeca is very emotional. What about this scene was surprising to you, or, what was particularly interesting?

<>All resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified or alternative resource for special education or below-level learners. Reading comprehension questions are not all higher order. Reflective & no wrong answer questions encourage independent thinking. Roughly 8th grade level.

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Total Pages
28 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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