Written by Maggie Magno
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan.
18 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 is an individual theme project in this unit. Students will rewrite the story through the eyes of one of the characters.
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. In Writing Assignment 1, students write a personal narrative in which they tell about a time when they had a sudden change of environment, like Esperanza. In Writing Assignment 2, students will write a persuasive essay in which they argue for or against striking for better working conditions. In Writing Assignment 3, students will respond to the literature by describing what they have learned from the story.
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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