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Esperanza Rising: An Instructional Guide for Literature

ISBN: 9781480785120
Kristin Kemp

Students will travel back in time with this instructional guide for the award-winning historical fiction novel, Esperanza Rising. Detailing the lives of Mexican migrant workers during the Great Depression, this indispensable classroom resource provides engaging lessons that will challenge students as they gain a deeper understanding of Esperanza Ortega's struggles. Rigorous, cross-curricular activities work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to comprehend complex literature and help them understand the significance of this story. Add rigor to student's exploration of young adult fiction while providing lessons on character, family, and friendship. This incredible classroom resource is packed with tools to teach students how to:

  • analyze story elements in multiple ways
  • practice close reading
  • determine meaning through text-dependent questions
  • examine text-based vocabulary
  • ...and so much more!

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