Book Activities for "Separate is Never Equal"

Book Activities for "Separate is Never Equal"
Book Activities for "Separate is Never Equal"
Book Activities for "Separate is Never Equal"
Book Activities for "Separate is Never Equal"
Book Activities for "Separate is Never Equal"
Book Activities for "Separate is Never Equal"
Book Activities for "Separate is Never Equal"
Book Activities for "Separate is Never Equal"
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This beautifully written and illustrated book tells us about Mexican pioneers who fought for school desegregation. It is a wonderful tribute to the Mendez family.

About This Book

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegration
Author: : Duncan Tonatiuh
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781419710544
Ages: 6-9   
Lexile: 870 AD   
Summary: Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California.

Kirkus (05/15/14)
The Hornbook (00/07/14)
Booklist (05/01/14)
School Library Journal (05/01/14)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (07/14)

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2015
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2015 List

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These activities can be used for individual, small group, for whole class. They could also be used as homework, with guided groups, or with book groups. Small groups could be working on different activities at the same time. The book can be read aloud and selected activities done in class. They could be useful laminated and in a literacy center. It is always a better learning experience if books are discussed in pairs or in groups, in my opinion. Pairs or groups of students can also complete more complex activities.

Students can travel around the classroom to 3 or 4 stations answering questions about the book. The questions can be glued to butcher paper. Each station should have enough squares for all of the class to record their answer. The questions or activities can be posted on the paper or on the wall. Students must support their answers with proof from the book.

This product contains the following activities:
Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet
Vocabulary and definition cards – there are four words on each page. There is the word and the definition next to it. These could be laminated and cut apart to study or play a matching game. Or you could cut through half of the page horizontally under either the word or the definition and fold down the center on the line. This would make a foldable pamphlet and you could have kids draw a picture, write a sentence, synonym, antonym, or other vocabulary activity.
Word sorts by number of syllables, parts of speech, alphabetical order, and number of letters-all with answer keys
Word shapes with answer key
Scrambled words with answer key
Word search with answer key
Choose word from four choices with correct spelling with answer key
Words with missing vowels with answer key
Nonfiction features with answer key
Title page activity with answer key
Sequencing seven events with sequencing page and answer key
Missing words with answer key
Looking at the glossary with answer key
Sequence and the lawsuit with answer key
Scrambled sentences with answer key
Find the word in the text with answer key
Venn diagram of Mexican school/white school with answer key
Cloze activity with answer key
Proofreading sentences with answer key
Biography summary organizer with answer key
Cause and effect with answer key
Comprehension questions with answer key
Reading a Biography with answer key
Draw and label five people with partial answer key
Examine the cover with answer key
Who said it with answer key
Marking text with partial answer key
Library/Media center connections with partial answer key
Picture this—connections to the text
Three most important events
Alphabet search (through the text)
Poem template
Face Foldable form to draw the character—can print with the front on one side and the poetry template on the other for a combination activity.
Draw a scene from a sentence


Mendez Sylvia—1936 -- Childhood and youth, Hispanic Americans—education, Hispanic Americans – Civil Rights, Civil rights movements --- United States History – 20th Century, School Integration, Literacy Centers, Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture Book Studies, Literature Study, Literature Unit

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