Esperanza Rising

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Accompany a reading of the novel, Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan, with a series of lessons that dive deep into the literary world of a young girl and the journey she takes to start a new life. Lessons and their corresponding worksheets encourage critical thinking, spark grand conversations, and require learners to respond to a series of questions in short answer form. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add a box on the reading schedule for learners to check-off when they complete a chapter 
  • Copy and bind the attached journal so scholars can easily reference all pages throughout instruction 
  • Post the end-of-unit questions on a classroom blog 
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members need a hard, or digital, copy of the novel, Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • The amount of time it takes to complete all sections of the resource depends largely on the reading schedule you choose 
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Pros

  • Worksheets and their answers are shown on the corresponding lesson plan's page
  • Page one provides a general overview of the story and biographical informationabout the author 
  • Options for reading as a class, in small groups, or independently are listed on page four
Cons

  • None