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Esperanza Rising Complete Set of Anticipation Guides/Comprehension Questions

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Dear Fellow Teacher,

Teach Esperanza Rising with this awesome, complete set of 17 anticipation guides created by me, teacher Chris Maynard.

Great for literature circles, guided reading, student discussions and whole-class debates, this complete set of anticipation guides will take your novel study of Esperanza Rising to a whole new level.

Rest assured that my products are of the highest quality and worth the investment!

All of these anticipation guides have been designed by me with great attention, detail and thought in alignment with Common Core ELA standards.

Here is some more information on this packet of guides for Esperanza Rising.

The What: These anticipation guides have helped me teach important literary skills, concepts and themes to my fifth- and sixth-grade students during our engaging novel studies of Esperanza Rising.

□ Each anticipation guide covers a new concept or skill that is appropriate for the respective chapter.

□ Concepts and skills covered in these anticipation guides include:

● Plot chart
● Flat vs. Round Characters
● Direct vs. Indirect Characterization
● Conflict
● Symbols
● Imagery/Visualizing
● Protagonists/Antagonists
● Comparing & contrasting
● Making inferences
● Close Reading Signposts (Words of the Wiser, Aha! Moments, Contrasts and Contradictions, etc.)
● Finding supporting text evidence
● Summarizing
● Drawing Conclusions and
● Much More

How They Work: □ Each anticipation guide begins with an introduction to the upcoming chapter.

□ The anticipation guide then provides a brief mini-lesson for the teacher and students to follow, purposing what will be covered in the lesson, how authors use such concepts or skills, and why good readers need to be aware of these concepts or skills.

□ Each anticipation guide provides instructions for what the students will be doing while reading.

□ Students keep this task in mind while reading parts or all of the chapter.

□ Each anticipation guide includes easy-to-use graphic organizers to work on the specific concept or skill.

□ Each anticipation guide typically includes connecting questions, chapter summaries via the SWBST summarizing model and writing prompts for further thought and discussion.

Why You Should Buy: As a teacher, I have always struggled to teach out of the textbook. Thus, I created these anticipation guides to make my curriculum more meaningful and relevant to my students.

These anticipation guides have been developed, refined and improved during my first four years of teaching to make the learning and reading experiences of my students as worthwhile as possible. My students love these guides and are quickly working independently within their literature circles.

By using these anticipation guides, you will foster a learning environment that encourages thought and discussion and promotes engagement while taking your novel study of Esperanza Rising to the top of the mountain like Esperanza at the end of the novel.

Thanks for considering my product and, more importantly, being a teacher.


Chris Maynard
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