“Confessions of an Ecuadorkian” by Zoraida Córdova: Lg. Workbook (12 pgs)

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Homeschool
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12 pages
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Workbook for “Confessions of an Ecuadorkian” by Zoraida Córdova,

A short story from Come On In: 15 Stories About Immigration and Finding Home.

No-prep. All you need is the story.

Pgs. 1-3: Reading comprehension questions. Sketching.

Pg. 4: Vocab. Short writing question, introspective.

Pg. 5: Maps

Pg. 6: Flags

Pg. 7: Plotline graphic organizer

Pg. 8: Character graphic organizer

Pg. 9-10: Post-reading short essay

Pg. 11: Story review form
Pg. 12: Key

> 39 reading comprehension questions

> Three types of questions:

  • Short Response (complete sentences not required)
  • Written Response (complete sentences required)
  • True/False

> Some questions are 'no wrong answer' or sketch style responses - to encourage independent thinking and creative engagement.
> Extended writing activity has four topics to select from. Each has many 'starter questions' to get students' ideas rolling. Length of assignment is up to teacher.

> Use of the extended response/essay activity may add 1-4 days, depending on length and formatting requirements of the teacher.

> Character graphic organizer is specific to the story, not generic.
> Story review form AND plotline graphic organizer are career-long re-usables (can be reused with no changes for stories, books, film, and epic poetry).

> Themes: identity, search for belonging, self-reflection, communication

> See more images here.

Purchase this resource for $1 LESS: “Confessions of an Ecuadorkian”: Workbook

> Identity mini-lesson purchased separately: $13 (coming soon)

> Identity full lesson: $25 (coming soon)

<>Resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified or alternative resource for below-level learners. "Written Response" questions are useful as discussion topics. Workbook questions are not all higher order thinking. Roughly 7-8th grade.

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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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