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 so sad and bored.I think she is sad and bored because her mum passed away.
“Since Mum died, I’ve been staying over at Pete’s house until Dad gets home from work” (page 3)
She feels uncodable and then happy when she's playing at Pete's house so she can forget about her mum dying.
“We roar and scream like a crowd at a rugby match when someone scores a try” (page 4)
She feels happy because she is playing and not remembering her mum dying she is just having too much fun.
“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 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 sorry for her dad because he just came from work and it is hard without her mum.
“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 her dad sleeping on the table and her mum dying.
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?a cloud creeps by without him noticing
- Why is his sadness growing deeper?
- way than she will cry.
- 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:
Dad is sad because he is just upset that his wife has passed away.
why is his sadness growing deeper?it is because if her daughter sees him crying in a deep
Read this article.
Answer the questions below.
What part of Rosalie’s Hauora was affected by the bullying? Explain what you mean by that.
She feel sad mad at them and if they say something very mean to you you feel so upset.
When did the bullying start, and what happened?
It started when she first started school they were kicking and pulling her hair
What does this mean?
“I only got bullied verbally but it was still very hurtful.”
When someone says bad things with their words it is very hurtful.
Why do you think Rosalie didn’t tell anyone she was being bullied?
Find 3 pieces of advice Rosalie gives to everyone reading that they can do to get help if they are getting bullied