We Kiss Them With Rain by Futhi Nsthingila: Novel Workbook
"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 resource.
- Short response (complete sentences not required)
- Complete response (complete sentences required)
> About 10% of questions are open-ended thought questions to encourage independent thinking. The rest have right/wrong answers.
-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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