The Little Refugee
Use a wide range of ambitious vocabulary throughout my text
Include phrases for effect
To use figurative language to create atmosphere
Collect words that could describe Anh's life. Then use a thesaurus/ word mats to up level.
On the world map, locate Vietnam and plot Anh’s journey from Vietnam to Malaysia and then Australia.
Personification is when you give human qualities to an object or animal. It is a literary tool that adds interest or understanding to a poem or story.
Listen to the music and come up with an example.
- Lightning danced across the sky.
- The wind howled in the night.
List the situations that are encountered by Anh Do’s family on their journey by boat.
- Why would people want to leave a country during or after war?
- How might you feel in this situation?
- Who or what might you be worried about?
- Who could you help or who could help you in this situation?
- Write down 10-15 things that you would take with you if you had to flee your home like Anh Do. They must be able to fit into a backpack and be carried by you.
Look at the illustrations in the book. The colour ranges from sepia to brightly coloured drawings. Why do you think the illustrator did this? What feelings or moods do the different colours convey?
The video shows adults connecting with the refugee kids by taking responsibility for aspects of their emotional welfare. The video recognises that refugees in Australia are vulnerable people who face many challenges settling into Australian society. It shows how having a belief in a good outcome, having hope and being resilient and resourceful sustains and encourages refugee kids in their endeavours.
- Refer to the Whoever You Are table which recorded ways that people around the world may be the same and may be different. Add to the table, showing:
- how these refugee kids enjoy some of the ‘same’ activities as you might do
- what different challenges they face being a refugee kid
Discuss a similar situation which happened recently off the coast of Malaysia.