Part A: Read the playground story


Carla is sitting on the bench with Simone eating lunch when she sees the new boy, Josh walking past.  She thinks he looks nice and he made a funny joke in class so Carla gives him a smile.  She knows that it's hard on your first day when you don't know anyone.

Josh smiles back and wanders over to them.  Carla asks him if he likes his new school.  As he sits down next to her, Josh says, "Well, there are some nice people here."  Carla is pleased to be talking to Josh, but she slides down the bench away from him a little.

Carla moved along the bench because of what her family and religion have taught her.  But how do you think Josh might have felt about her moving away from him?  Imagine that you are Josh when you write your answer.