Thursday, 9 February 2017


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)
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)
She feels sweating and is thirsty I think she move or fall of her desk
“Since Mum died, I’ve been staying over at Pete’s house until Dad gets home from work” (page 3)
I think she feels depressed and alone staying over at pete’s house without her Mum and Dad will be scared.
“We roar and scream like a crowd at a rugby match when someone scores a try” (page 4)
I think she scream because she might had sunburn on her left arm because it’s so suning
“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)
I think that she feel Desperate but also at the same time she feels sad because she still thinking about her Mum of how she passed away because it say on page 5

“If she digs deep she would find her emotion for her mother.
“Dad still hasn’t eaten anything, and there are big black bags under his eyes” (page 5)
I think he is depressed and alone about mum passing away. He has not eaten anything because he is full up with sadness also he has not sleep in forever.
“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)
I think now she is feeling calm and relaxed and her mind is washed from thinking about mum dying or dad not sleeping or about the skinny sheeps.

Reread this quote from page 6. Reflect on what hidden meaning is there.

“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:
When i readed i put my pen down i think it was like a poem.

Read this article.
Answer the questions below.

What part of Rosalie’s Hauora was affected by the bullying? Explain what you mean by that.
Taha hinergaargo
Mental and emotional well-being
When did the bullying start, and what happened?
She started to get bullied when she was living in india
What does this mean?
I only got bullied verbally but it was still very hurtful.”
It still hurtful because the hurtful names they called her and the hurtful things they called her
Why do you think Rosalie didn’t tell anyone she was being bullied?
Because if she told then it would continue but it would be more hurtful than before.
Find 3 pieces of advice Rosalie gives to everyone reading that they can do to get help if they are getting bullied
  1. Go to the teacher  
  2. Tell your friends
  3. Just walk away from them

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