Esperanza's Journal

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What would Esperanza do? Language arts students apply their knowledge of Esperanza's character from Pam Muñoz Ryan's novel Esperanza Rising to write a journal entry from her perspective.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the extension activities to create an interdisciplinary activity between language arts and social studies
  • Allow advanced learners to journal from the perspectives of minor characters in the novel, such as Abuelita or Miguel
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson is based on students having read chapters 1-7 of the novel
Pros

  • Provides links for helpful anticipation guides, point of view charts, and additional resources for teaching the novel
  • Reinforces both reading and writing skills
Cons

  • None