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Esperanza Rising: An Instructional Guide for Literature supports instruction of this award-winning historical fiction novel. Detailing the lives of Mexican migrant workers during the Great Depression, this 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. This 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. Add rigor to students' explorations of young adult fiction while providing lessons on character, family, and friendship.