About This Book
To many people, the historic appointment of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is an inspiration. Sotomayor is someone who is Hispanic, a woman, a diabetic and someone who has struggled against difficult challenges. These are all reason for her to be respected and admired. The book is presented in a way that it can be read to children easily. Although many books offer life lessons, few can point to such a marvelous and amiable real life person who inspires such a great deal a love of family and learning.
The book really demonstrates, in a subtle way, how the examples parents set influence the choices their children make. We watch Sonia grow up and become a steady, purposeful young woman. We see, throughout the book that it is is her mother's ever present selflessness and direction that make it all possible.
This is a beautifully illustrated work and is wonderful for kids who want to develop bilingual skills.
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx by Winter, Jonah--Bilingual Edition
Written by: by Jonah Winter
Illustrated by Edel Rodriguez
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Lexile Measure: 840L
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Bilingual edition (November 10, 2009)
Summary: The inspiring and timely story of Sonia Sotomayor, who rose up from a childhood of poverty and prejudice to become the first Latino to be nominated to the US Supreme Court.
Latino Women, Bilingual books, Judges--United States--Biography, Supreme Court, Literacy Centers, Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture Book Studies, Literature Study, Literature Unit and Activities, Reading Circles, Book Activities, Picture Book Activities
School Library Journal
Common Core Standards:
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.10
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.8, 3.10
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.10
About This Product
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
Crown for vocabulary game
Vocabulary and definition cards – there are five 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
Linking Vocabulary Words
Word shapes with answer key
Scrambled words with answer key
Words with missing letters with answer key
Choose correct spelling of a word from four choices with correct spelling with answer key
Wordsearch with answer key
Student made bingo
Title page activity
Marking the text with answer key
Cloze exercise with answer key
Proofreading punctuation with answer key
Cause and effect with answer key
Picture scavenger hunt
Which sentences are true? With answer key
Sequencing seven events with sequencing page and answer key
Post-It Collaborative questions with answer key
Scrambled sentences with worksheet for rewriting
Author and Illustrator with answer key
Venn diagram comparing Sonia to a flower,
Book interview with a friend
Three most important events
Draw a comic strip to summarize the book
Describe an event
Design a stamp
Write a diamante poem about Sonia
About Sonia Sotomayor
Back matter in a book with answer key
A-B-C Book Find