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Rain School
by James Rumsford
Kids Wings Award Book

American Boy 1: Every year I go to school in a big building standing tall.

Thomas: Every year I go back to where there is no school at all.

American Girl 1: I carry my notebook, colors, and paper to get a happy start.

Thomas: I hope they give me a pencil and paper so I can do my part.

American Boys: When we get there, we turn on the lights.

American Girl 2: Air conditioning keeps us cool.

Tomas: When I get there, our teacher shows us where to start building our school.

American Boy 2: We exercise and play games in the gym. It’s really lots of fun!

Thomas: First, we learn how to make mud bricks and dry them in the sun.

American Girls: We read books about fairies and sports.

American Girl 1: I want to read them ALL!

Thomas: When the bricks have dried, we stack them up to make each strong mud wall.

Continued in the Kids Wings Literature Guide...


Rain School by James Rumsford carries the reader to the African country of Chad where summer rains have melted the mud walls and mud desks that they had built the year before. Now, students and teachers gather in the fall to rebuild the school before learning can begin. Written by a Peace Corp volunteer, this book offers a sharp contrast to the fancy, air conditioned schools of America where our floors shine brightly, places we take for granted.
Rain School takes readers to a whole new world.

Internet Extensions for
Rain School by James Rumsford

Author and Illustrator, James Rumsford

Children of Chad
Africa Child's Page
Africa Lessons
Traditional African Children's Games
World Vision

Interactive Image Map of Africa
Map of Africa
Map of South Africa

Vacation in Africa

More Stories About Africa:
by Mina Javaherbin
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy
Circle Unbroken
by Margot Theis Raven
For You Are a Kenyan Child by Kelly Cunnane
One Child, One Seed by Kathryn Cave
Jungle Drums by Graeham Base

The Kids Wings activity guide for Rain School
provides fun and learning, perfect for lesson planning and
printed handouts or for projection on your SmartBoard!

Activities (see screen shots below) include:
Prereading Discussion Cards
Readers Theater Script
Do I Understand? Multiple Choice Comprehension
Story Sequence Wheel
Analogies and Other Puzzles
Map Activities
Answer Page

Special Offer!
Rain School is one of the 54 literature guides for award-winning literature in our Bringing Books to Life collection of literature guides for grades 1-3. Though you can order each unit individually for about $12.95, if you order Bringing Books to Life you will get the 54 units for less than $1.00 each in a spiral-bound book with CD in its back pocket! Order now while our supply lasts!



Rain School by James Rumsford is only one of 54 Literature Guides
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Background Music: With special thanks to the talented Just Paul
for allowing us to use his original composition, "Rain" as our background music.


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