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."
> 28 pages
> From close reading questions to open ended activities.
CONTENTS 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
QUESTIONS Three types of questions for each chapter
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.
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 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. This resource is roughly 8-12th grade level.