Thursday, 9 February 2017



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 like a dead fish and bored.i think because she have she have nothing  do and flopping around because she want to have sometime with you dad.
“Since Mom died, I’ve been staying over at Pete’s house until Dad gets home from work” (page 3)
She feels unhappy and upset.i think because what happen to her mum also dad thinking about must and making full with sadness.
“We roar and scream like a crowd at a rugby match when someone scores a try” (page 4)
She feels happy because someone go a try in the rugby game.
“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 feels sad because her dad does not tell her to dig deep down,but it is just her mum telling her that.
“Dad still hasn’t eaten anything, and there are big black bags under his eyes” (page 5)
She feels sad and feel blue.i think because he work to much and he come home and sleep and dont eat alot
“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 feels stressed out because she is not trying to think of you dad sleeping on the table a lot.

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:the dad is holding back tears because he miss his wife he doesn't know what to do without her,dad blind the clouds away because he was tired and sleepy also he fall asleep on the table,dad deep with sadness because he let it sadness out of him,

Read this article.
Answer the questions below.

What part of Rosalie’s Hauora was affected by the bullying? Explain what you mean by that.
When did the bullying start, and what happen?
When you like being trouble mean and the boy started  be bullying to him and have a fight.
What does this mean?
I only got bullied verbally but it was still very hurtful.”
Getting hurt kick  push around hit around
Why do you think Rosalie didn’t tell anyone she was being bullied?
That they were hurting like kicking and being mean and trouble


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