They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky by Benjamin Ajak, Alephonsion Deng, and Benson Deng
A detailed and thorough workbook with unit materials (dig deeper!). Our resources contain both thought-provoking questions as well as standard reading comprehension questions. They are not made production-line style but given thought and attention.
>This unit is for Part 3: "Lost Boys"
>See below for resources for other parts of the book. >27 pages
Pgs. 1-5 Chapter Questions (incl. sketching)
Pg. 6 Vocabulary Activity
Pg. 7 5 Ws Graphic Organizer
Pgs. 8-9 Answer Key
Pg. 10 Kakuma Today
Pg. 11 About the Lost Girls
Pg. 12 Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, Paying It Forward
Pgs. 13-14 Many more resources
Pgs. 15-27 Maps of the Region
Details >73 chapter questions >5Ws graphic organizer is specific to the novel - not a generic organizer >Variety of Maps (with & without country borders, with & without cities labeled, etc.) >Sketching >Photos of authors (three of the "Lost Boys" of Sudan) >Photos throughout
Digging Deeper >Pages 10-14 include: links to streaming audio interviews, videos, articles, free online lessons; information about relevant international organizations; regional political issues; novel information by/about the Lost Girls; documentary information; and much more. >Activity ideas are scattered throughout pages 10-14, marked by a red waving hand symbol. Activities for group, pair, or independent work are provided.
>What simile does Alepho use to describe refugee life?
>Benson would rather die walking than _________
>Why is almost every boy bowlegged?
>Why do you think Benson survives the trip from Natinga to Kakuma, despite the odds? Three sentence minimum
>Why do you think the SPLA bodyguard ignores Benson?
>Who is the narrator of “Being a Refugee”
>How does the prospect of going to America change Alepho?
>>>NOTE: All resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified or alternative resource for special education or below-level learners. Workbook comprehension questions are not all higher order thinking (a few are); they are roughly 7th-8th grade level.