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We Kiss Them With Rain by Futhi Nsthingila: Workbook
"The terrible thing that steals 14-year-old Mvelo's song leads to startling revelations and unexpected opportunities."
Pg. 1: Cover page
Pgs. 2-20: Chapter Questions (208 questions total):
Three types of questions for each chapter:
-Vocabulary activity for each chapter
-About 10% of questions are open-ended thought questions to encourage independent thinking. The rest have right/wrong answers.
Pgs. 21-24: Answer key
Pg. 25: Additional resources for the classroom to support the novel
Pg. 26: Map
Pgs. 27-28: Book Review form - Can be used for ANY novel, a great classroom resource
Like many of our materials, this workbook is modified for students who operate below grade level. So while this novel would probably not be used below grade 10, questions are around grade 7-8 level. The questions are often wh- questions (who, what, where, etc.), and few are higher order thinking 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?
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NOTE: Due to mature content, I do not endorse use of this novel with all audiences. Usage is up to the educator's/parent's discretion.