We Kiss Them With Rain by Futhi Nsthingila: Workbook
Novel Review Form
Additional Classroom Resources
"The terrible thing that steals 14-year-old Mvelo's song leads to startling revelations and unexpected opportunities."
CONTENTS Pg. 1: Cover page Pgs. 2-20: Chapter Questions 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
>Vocabulary activity for each chapter >208 questions total
QUESTIONS Three types of questions for each chapter *Short answer (complete sentences not required) *Complete answer (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 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 accommodated or alternative resources for special education or below-level learners. Novel workbook comprehension questions are not all higher order thinking (a few are); they are roughly 7-8th grade level.