#TeacherGuide for The Caretaker of Tree Palace
- Why do you think this chapter is titled “rain”?
- How did Doodles react to what was happening around him? Why?
- How did Gentle react to what was happening around her? Why?
- Why do you think this chapter titled “rain”?
- Rain purifies. How can the difficulties in life purify us?
- Make a list of what rain does for us. Reflect on your list and write a poem about rain. If you like, relate it to the characters in the novel or to your own life.
- Think of a time when you became distant from what was happening around you. Write a letter to yourself in that moment, knowing what you know now.
- Make a collage from newspaper clippings that show people’s lives and the difficulties they face. On the newspaper clippings write in bold letters a word or words summarizing their challenges. (Ex. For an article about a car wreck, “LOSS,” “CRASH,” or “ACCIDENT” could be good summary words. For war, perhaps “FEAR” or “CHAOS” would be used.)
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