Esperanza Rising Novel Unit - standards-aligned Teaching Guide includes comprehension questions, writing activities, literary analysis, vocabulary and grammar exercises, quizzes, tests, and more. Printable PDF included will need modification for use in Google Classroom.
This Esperanza Rising Teaching Guide includes:
Texts and Pre-Reading Activities to engage students and to support and introduce themes and context before reading
✴️ Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities List
✴️ Informational Focus: Author Biography with Corresponding Questions
✴️ Pre-Reading Informational Focus on Historical Fiction
✴️ Historical and Cultural Focus: Gallery Walk
✴️ KWL Chart: The 1930s
✴️ Glossary of Allusions and Spanish Sayings
✴️ Vocabulary Lists, with and without definitions
✴️ Character List
✴️ Active Reading Guide for Note-Taking for each section
✴️ Comprehension and Analysis Questions on Characters and Plot for each section
Novel-based Literary Analysis Activities that support student practice in text analysis and close reading and dig deeper into the text, specifically, activities on:
✳️ Point of View
✳️ Character Growth
Novel-based Writing Activities that support student practice, specifically on:
✳️ Social Media Project
✳️ Thematic Statements
✳️ Analyzing Character Traits
✳️ Researching Farm Workers
Novel-based Language and Vocabulary Activities that support student practice, specifically on:
✳️ Connotation in Context
✴️ Reading Quizzes for each section
✴️ Vocabulary Quizzes for each section
✴️ 2 Final Exams, one entirely multiple choice
✴️ Vocabulary Test
✴️ Websites and Resources for further student research
✴️ Sample Agenda
✴️ Notes to the Teacher
✴️ Post-Reading and Extension Ideas
✴️ Essay and Writing Ideas
✴️ Two Project Rubrics
✴️ Response to Literature Rubric
✴️ Summary of the Novel
✴️ Answer Key
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