Written by Barbara M. Linde
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
19 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The detailed writing assignment sheets guide students through the assignments. The first assignment is inform. Students will construct a family tree, then write an anecdote about one member of their family. The second assignment is to persuade. Students will take the point of view of either the father or the sons, and try to persuade the other to agree with his opinion. The third assignment is to express personal opinions. Students will take a stand on whether or not Ultima was a witch.
There is an optional project (Project Storyteller) through which students will gain knowledge of the folklore of various cultures.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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