Narratives as Theater: Esperanza Rising, from Novel to Script

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Calling all thespians! Working in small groups, pupils practice reading and performing a readers theater script for the novel Esperanza Rising. Next, they read aloud passages from the novel and use an anchor chart to compare the script to the novel.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners create an acrostic poem based on a character's name 
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson two of 12 from the Grade 5 ELA Module 1, Unit 3 series
  • Requires copies of Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Offers suggestions for differentiating instruction
  • Includes helpful teaching notes
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