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23 reviewed resources for rudolfo anaya

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Bless Me, Ultima: Themes of the Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What does Bless Me, Ultima have to say about innocence and knowledge? About our relation to the natural world? About language and identity? Session nine, of a 10-lesson unit study asks readers to consider the thematic levels of Rudolfo...
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Bless Me, Ultima: Characters

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"It seemed the more I knew about people the more I knew about the strange magic hidden in their hearts." Ultima's strange magic and the hidden hearts of Narciso, Tenorior, and the other foils in Bless Me, Ultima, are examined in the...
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Bless Me, Ultima: The Plot Unfolds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The focus in session eight of a 10-lesson plan unit study of Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima is on plot, specifically on how Narciso's death, the brothers leaving with Andrew, and Antonio's first Communion build tension, both for...
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Bless Me, Ultima: Character Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"The ways of men are strange, and hard to learn." Or so Ultima, the curandera in Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima, tells Antonio. Yet Antonio does learn from the men in this story and groups consider what Antonio learns from Andrew,...
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Bless Me, Ultima: Biography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"Understanding comes with life. . . " To begin a unit study of Bless Me, Ultima, class members read a short biography, watch a film interview of Rudolfo Anaya, and then craft a biographical portrait of Anaya.
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The Importance of Chicano Representation in Bless Me, Ultima

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The best books either enable readers to see themselves, their culture, and their way of life reflected in the story or to gain an understanding of a way of life different from their own. Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima is such a book....
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Bless Me, Ultima: Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"A man's destiny must unfold itself like a flower, with only the sun and the earth and water making it blossom." Figurative language in Bless Me, Ultima is the focus of the fifth session in a 10-lesson unit study of Rudolfo Anaya's...
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Rudolfo Anaya

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and analyze the Rudolfo Anaya novel Bless Me, Ultima. They discuss passages from the book, watch a video, view and analyze a mural of Mexican American artwork, and write a journal response.
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Bless Me, Ultima: What Makes a Book Great?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Is Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima a great book? To answer this question, class members generate a list of characteristics of great books, and in groups discuss books they feel meet some of these criteria. They then consider whether...
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Bless Me, Ultima: Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As part of a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima, readers analyze three major symbols in Rudolfo Anaya's novel: Ultima's owl, the river, and the golden carp. The focus here is on how Antonio's response to these symbols develop his...
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Bless Me, Ultima: Narrative and Point of View

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"I made strength from everything that had happened to me. . ." In the third session of a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima, class members investigate the various, and often conflicting, forces that impact Antonio. 
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Bless Me, Ultima Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Bless Me, Ultima Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Bless Me, Ultima: Culture and History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"The orange of the golden carp appeared at the edge of the pond. . ." The second session in a 10-instructional activity unit study of Bless Me, Ultima examines the cultural and historic context of the novel. Just as Antonio struggles...
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Inquiry: Rudolfo Anaya and James Baldwin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate three works by the author James Baldwin. They work in groups to research the author and create a website based on the research.
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Part One of Unit on Bless Me, Ultima

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders read and analyze the first two chapters of the novel, 'Bless Me, Ultima.' They respond to a partners journal entry, discuss the two major landscapes in the novel, and create a drawing/interpretation of what these landscapes...
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Bless Me, Ultima: Dialogue Journals

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders read Chapter 1 of the novel "Bless Me, Ultima" and respond to the text. They answer and ask questions and record their impressions of different aspects of the book in a dialogue journal format with a partner. Students...
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Migrant Struggle

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The American Dream is a goal that many pursue, but is it truly attainable for all people? An in-depth lesson explores the plight of migrants in twentieth-century America. The resource includes a video and author biographies and...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.10

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Assess whether your class members can comprehend complex informational text with a series of drills based on selections from Emerson, Thoreau, and G.K. Chesterton. The exercises could also be used for group work or a full-class discussion.
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Culture Ads

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine cultural differences in picture books. In this cultural diversity lesson, students identify cultural differences in picture books about children from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and minority...
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Folktales from the Americas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read several early American folktales and describe how Anansi stories moved to the New World. They define reciprocity and serial reciprocity and analyze whether one is more advantageous than the other.
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Bless Me, Ultima - 1

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders consider the importance of setting in the Southwest-themed novel "Bless Me, Ultima". As part of a larger unit, 10th graders research the setting of New Mexico and work in groups to prepare presentations about the region's...
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Border Teatro

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners analyze elements unique to the Chicano art form of the teatro (theater) and examine history connected to the form, namely the farm workers' movement of the 1960's.