Thursday, 9 February 2017

Drought

READ THIS BEFORE YOU START!
If there is writing in red, it is instructions that tell you what to do. Before publishing your work on your blog, remove the red writing.
If the writing is in black, it is part of the activity, but something the teacher has written. Just leave it.
If you start writing, and it is blue like this, I have done that so it is easy to tell what the teacher has written (in black) and what you have written (in blue). Only write in blue if I ask you to.



Quote from story
Your response - how does she feel? Why do you think that?
“I swallow my groan” (page 2)
(Example)
She feels bored and hot. I think that because people normally groan when they don’t like what is happening, so maybe she was bored in class and didn’t want to do what the teacher asked. The drought meant that the weather would be really hot.
“I flop across my desk like a dead fish” (page 2)
Like if she belly flops into a pool
“Since Mom died, I’ve been staying over at Pete’s house until Dad gets home from work” (page 3)
She feels very sad that her mum died but she wants her dad to get over it.
“We roar and scream like a crowd at a rugby match when someone scores a try” (page 4)
She feels like she gets a try in rugby
“I wait for him to tell me to dig deep. I wait for him to tell me to use my imagination - but I guess it was Mum who said things like that.” (page 5)
She missis her because she always use to tell her the things.
“Dad still hasn’t eaten anything, and there are big black bags under his eyes” (page 5)
Dad feels sad and exhausted
“I pick up my pen and, trying not to think of Dad asleep at the table, or Mum dying, or the skinny sheep, I close my eyes” (page 6)
She wants to forget about all the bad things that has happened in her life.

Reread this quote from page 6. Reflect on what hidden meaning is there. Fat white clouds at first, then grey ones, then black - and the blackest clouds are bursting with rain. The moment they .

“This time the story comes, but the drought in the story is dad’s. Like the ever-blue sky, he’s holding back tears. From time to time, a small cloud drifts by, but he blinks it away. Each time he does this, his sadness grows deeper. All he does is get up and go to work and come home and go to bed. Then one night, he falls into such a deep sleep, a cloud creeps by without him noticing. Then another comes, and another, and another. Fat white clouds at first, then grey ones, then black - and the blackest clouds are bursting with rain. The moment they burst, Dad cries.” (page 6)

Think about the questions below and write a paragraph (at least 100 words) to answer these questions. You can talk to a buddy about it, but use your own words.
  • Why is dad holding back tears?
  • Why does he blink away the clouds?
  • Why is his sadness growing deeper?
  • What metaphor is the girl trying to explain by talking about the clouds?
  • Why might the clouds start off white, then next go grey, then next go black? What metaphor is the girl trying to explain?


Start writing here:
The dad was upset because the wife passed away and he is tired because
Works everyday.





FAST FINISHERS
Read this article.
Answer the questions below.


Question
Answer
What part of Rosalie’s Hauora was affected by the bullying? Explain what you mean by that.
Because she was the new kid in the school.
When did the bullying start, and what happened?
The last day of primary
What does this mean?
I only got bullied verbally but it was still very hurtful.”
She got bullied by words
Why do you think Rosalie didn’t tell anyone she was being bullied?
Because they might not care.
Find 3 pieces of advice Rosalie gives to everyone reading that they can do to get help if they are getting bullied
  1. Forget about
  2.  Write a diary about how you feel
  3.  Talk to friend and parents

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