“Go Away, Sun!


Written by Pam Bull, Illustrated by David Cockcroft,
A-Z BOOKS.

“GO away Sun!” said Jack rabbit. "You're too bright, and I can’t find any shade to rest in.”

Sun's feelings were hurt. He moved west in the sky. As he moved above the cottonwood trees, he created shade in the grass below. "Much better!" said Jackrabbit. She flattened her ears against her back and lay down to rest.

“GO away Sun!” said Rattlesnake. “Your strong rays have made this rock too hot to lie on.” 1

Sun began to feel gloomy. He hid his face in the clouds and began to cry. Tears of sadness fell from the sky, cooling the desert floor. “Much better," said Rattlesnake. He curled himself up in the sand and shook his rattles to warn others not to bother him.

“Go away Sun!” said Roadrunner. "This desert heat is far too hot. All of the animals that I'd like to eat are hiding. "

Sun was very sad because of Roadrunner's remark. He decided to hide behind the mountains. As he slowly began to sink, beautiful shadows appeared along the horizon. All of the desert animals came out to see them. "Much better," said Roadrunner. She dashed after a small lizard that had come out to see the shadows.

“GO away Sun!” said Kangaroo Rat. “You're still shining on the tops of the mountains! I'm hungry, and I'd like to gather my food without you around.” 2

Kangaroo Rat's cold words made Sun disappear over the horizon. As he went, he created a dusty rose and orange sunset. “Much better!" said Kangaroo Rat. She left her burrow in search of food. Night fell, and the desert air and sand began to cool.

Jackrabbit fed on grasses while keeping a watch out for enemies. Rattlesnake stayed close to his den searching for small rodents to eat. Roadrunner dined on tasty lizards. Kangaroo Rat gathered seeds.

The animals noticed that it had been dark for quite some time. Sun had not appeared as usual. They began to wonder what had happened to him.

“Come back, Sun!" said Jackrabbit. “How am I supposed to rest in total darkness?” “Come back, Sun!" said Rattlesnake. “How am I supposed to sun myself on the rocks?

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“Come back, Sun!" said Roadrunner. "How am I supposed to warm myself from this cool night air? I haven't had a chance to build my nest of sticks." “Come back, Sun!" said Kangaroo Rat. "How am I supposed to dry the seeds that I've spent all night collecting?"

Sun brightened as he heard the animals asking him to return. Suddenly, he had a warm feeling inside. The animals looked to the east and saw a faint glow in the sky. There among the horizon, they saw a radiant Sun peeking up over the mountains.

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QUESTIONS

GO AWAY, SUN!

1. Write below the names of the characters in this story. ........................................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................................ 2. Who is the main character in the story? A. the sun. B. day and night. C. the animals. 3. This story is related to some place where the climate is .... A. really hot. B. cold and sunny. C. not very hot. 4. What happened when the snake asked the sun to go away in the first part of the story? ............................................................................................................. 5. Does the kangaroo rat eat other animals in the story? A. Yes, it does. B. No, not at all. It eats seeds. C. There is no information about this. 6 a. When all the animals ask the sun to go away he feels....... A. indifferent B. cool. C. unhappy 6 b. What words show that?

Words : ..................................................................................................... 7. What do all the animals do immediately after the sun goes down? ......................................................................................................................... .........................................................................................................................

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8. Give a title to the second half of the story, starting from “Night fell, and the desert air and sand began to cool.” .......................................................................................................................... 9. Explain what makes the story unreal, no true. .......................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................... 10. Find two sentences where the animals complain. ...................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................................. 11. How did the animals feel at the end of the story? A. Anxious and worried B. Happy and relieved C. Amused and entertained 12. Invent and write two more sentences at the end to continue the story. ...................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................... 13. Find two of the sun’s hiding places. ............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................

14. Find 3 regular verbs in the past and 3 irregular ones in the text and write them below. Regular verbs Irregular verbs

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15. Find the nouns to which the underlined pronouns refer. Example: “Go away Sun!” said Jack rabbit “You’re too bright, and I can’t find any shade to rest in” Answer:
You = Sun I = Jack Rabbit

Do the same with the following sentences:

Sun was very sad because of Roadrunner's remark. He decided to hide behind the mountains. As he slowly began to sink, beautiful shadows appeared along the horizon. All of the desert animals came out to see them.

He =

he =

them =

Sun brightened as he heard the animals asking him to return. Suddenly, he had a warm feeling inside.

him =

he =

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TEACHER'S PAPER
QUESTIONS GO AWAY, SUN! Q. Marks Answers 1 2 Jack rabbit, Rattlesnake, Roadrunner, Kangaroo Rat and the SUN. 2 1 A. the sun. 3 1 A. really hot. 4 2 It rained / It began to rain 5 1 B. No, not at all. It eats seeds. 6a/b 1 a) C. unhappy to feel gloomy. …and began 3 b)... Sun's feelings were hurt. Sun beganSun was very sad. to cry. Tears of sadness fell from the sky. 7 8 9 10 2 2 3 2
They eat. “Come back, Sun!" COME BACK SUN / Where are you SUN?/ (or something similar...) Animals speak or behave like people. The sun and the animals have feelings like people "You're too bright, and I can’t find any shade to rest in”. “Your strong rays have made this rock too hot to lie on”. "This desert heat is far too hot. All of the animals that I'd like to eat are hiding. " “You're still shining on the tops of the mountains! I'm hungry, and I'd like to gather my food without you around.” B. Happy and relieved The animals felt happy. They all returned to their activities. Another day/story was about to begin. etc. etc. He hid his face in the clouds and began to cry. He decided to hide behind the mountains. Kangaroo Rat's cold words made Sun disappear over the horizon. Regular verbs: moved, created Irregular verbs: said, hid, Began flattened, Curled, decided... Fell, came,... He = The Sun …As he = the Sun….. them = beautiful shadows Him = the Sun….. Suddenly, he = the Sun.

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D.GO AWAY, SUN!
E. COMENTARIOS SOBRE LA CORRECCIÓN Y LOS RESULTADOS DE LA MUESTRA

Son5 centros 1. Write below the names of the characters in this story. R 2. Who is the main character in the story? main” R 3. This story is related to some place where the climate is .... R 4. What happened when the snake asked the sun to go down in the first part of the story? R 5. Does the kangaroo rat eat other animals in the story? “seeds” R 6 a. When all the animals ask the sun to go away he feels.......asks”unhappy” R 6 b. What words show that? 7. What do all the animals do when the sun goes down? • En el examen revisado se añade “immediately after” the sun goes down. 8. Give a title to the second half of the story, that would start from “Night fell, and the desert air and sand began to cool.” COME BACK SUN” R 9. Explain what makes the story unbelievable. “unbelievable” R En el examen revisado se sustituye “unbelievable” por “unreal, not true” 10. Find two sentences where the animals complain. “complain” R 11. How did the animals feel at the end of the story.happy ending R

12. Add two more sentences to the end of the story. R • En el examen revisado se reformula la pregunta: “Invent and write two more sentences at the end to continue the story” y se le dan 3 puntos (en vez de 4). 13. Find three of the sun’s hiding places. R 14. Find 3 regular verbs in the past and 3 irregular ones in the text and write them below. R 15. In the following example the arrow links words which are related... Responden bien el 41.9%, la mayoría parcialmente. 9

En el examen revisado se reformula la pregunta y se ejemplifica así: 15. Find the nouns to which the underlined pronouns refer. Example: “Go away Sun!” said Jack rabbit “You’re too bright, and I can’t find any shade to rest in” Answer:
You = Sun I = Jack Rabbit

Do the same with the following sentences:

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Jack rabbit, Rattlesnake, Roadrunner, Kangaroo Rat the SUN. A. the sun. A. really hot. It rained/It began to rain B. No, not at all. It eats seeds. a) C. unhappy b)... Sun's feelings were hurt. Sun began to feel gloomy. … and began to cry. Tears of sadness fell from the sky Sun was very sad, They eat. COME BACK SUN / Where are you SUN?/ (or something like this...) Animals speak or behave like people. The sun and the animals have feelings like people "You're too bright, and I can’t find any shade to rest in.” “Your strong rays have made this rock too hot to lie on.” "This desert heat is far too hot. All of the animals that I'd like to eat are hiding. " “You're still shining on the tops of the mountains! I'm hungry, and I'd like to gather my food without you around.” B. Happy and relieved The animals felt happy. They all returned to their activities. (other possible answers) in the clouds and began to cry. behind the mountains. Sun disappear over the horizon. Regular verbs moved created flattened Curled, decided... He = The Sun he = the Sun… them = beautiful shadows Him = the Sun….. he = the Sun.

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