They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky
by Benjamin Ajak, Alephonsion Deng, and Benson Deng
> This unit is for Part 1: "The Village of Juol"
> 14 pages
Pgs. 1-4 Chapter Questions
Pg. 5 Vocabulary Activity
Pg. 6 5 Ws Graphic Organizer
Pgs. 7-8 Answer Key
Pg. 9 Great resources & video links! Details below
Pgs. 10-12 Photos
Pg. 13 South Sudan flag
Pg. 14 Detailed map of Sudan & South Sudan
57 questions total>
5 Ws graphic organizer is specific to the novel - not a generic organizer>
Brief explanation of: Why South Sudan was attacked, by whom, Shari’a Law, Islamic Law, what it is, who follows it, etc.>
Full page of resources for use before, during, and after part 1. Including important vocab. words, pastoralists vs nomad, pre-reading map review, five great video links to inform students of the cultural and political issues at play during the novel.> Photos throughout >
Photos of authors (three of the Lost Boys of Sudan)>
South Sudan flag> Photos of, and information about, the Dinka peopleQUESTIONS
- Short Response (complete sentences not required)
- Written Response (complete sentences required)
>Why didn’t the Murahiliin scare Alepho when he was little?
>Can you identify any foreshadowing in the paragraph that begins “Our Dinkaland had vast green…”?
>What simile is used by Benjamin to describe how the goats “bolted from their group”?
>What happened in 1983?
>Who are the SPLA?
>Why is Shari’a Law a problem for the Dinka? Two sentence minimum
>Describe the night Benson and Alepho’s village was attacked. Three sentence minimum
>T / F To be tall brought shame to the family of the Dinka.
>T / F The north Sudan government tried to keep peace among the South Sudan tribes.
<>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 style inquiries encourage independent thinking. This resource is roughly 8-12th grade level.
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Part 2 Workbook
Part 3 Unit
Part 4 WorkbookParts 1 & 2 Bundled
Parts 3 & 4 Bundled
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