89 pages 2 hours read

We're Not from Here

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2019

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Reading Questions & Paired Texts

Reading Check and Short Answer Questions on key plot points are designed for guided reading assignments, in-class review, formative assessment, quizzes, and more.

Chapters 1-4

Reading Check

1. What does Lan and Ila’s mom tell them not to call the Zhuri?

2. What song does Ila plan to sing for the inhabitants of Choom?

Short Answer

Answer each question in at least 1 complete sentence. Incorporate details from the text to support your response.

1. Why do the Zhuri change their minds about letting humans live on Choom?

2. Why is Lan’s family chosen as the test family to see if the humans can stay on Choom?

Paired Resource

Effective Communication in International Diplomacy

  • Article from Norwich University detailing the important areas to study when conducting diplomatic discussions across cultural lines
  • The three key areas of importance are culture, history, and intercultural communication.
  • Teacher-appropriate (not student-facing); may offer ideas and language for use in guiding students to discuss Lan’s mother’s diplomatic practices

Chapters 5-8

Reading Check

1. What emotion does the Zhuri’s sour-milk indicate?

2. What does the chief servant say the only purpose of art is?

Short Answer

Answer each question in at least 1 complete sentence. Incorporate details from the text to support your response.

1. Why is Leeni offended when Lan’s mom asks about his emotion smell?

2. Why are the Zhuri kids so sure the humans are violent?