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Esperanza Rising Novel Study: Discussion and Activity Guide
Esperanza Rising Novel Study: Enrichment Activities Connected to Chapter Foods
This product includes 7 files in a Zip format:
• 2 PowerPoint 2010 files
• 5 pdf files
Product 1: Esperanza Rising Novel Study: Discussion and Activity Guide
The novel study for Pam Muñoz Ryan’s novel, Esperanza Rising, includes a Discussion and Activity Guide, accompanying PowerPoint Presentation and outline, a Literary Log for students, optional homework assignments, summative assessments and rubrics, food cards for forming student groups, and bookmarks. The Discussion and Activity Guide is comprised of questions, prompts, and/or activities for each chapter and offers teaching suggestions, vocabulary, and suggestions for a variety of ways in which students might respond to prompts: Teacher-Led Discussion, Pair-Share, Write-Pair-Share-Class-Share, Individual Student Response, and Small Group Mini-Activities. Questions, prompts, and activities are designed to increase the relevancy of the novel and facilitate critical thinking. Many of the questions and prompts could be used for longer writing pieces or mini-projects. Teaching Notes are includes throughout the Discussion and Activity Guide—they are optional ideas or strategies to enhance teaching and learning.
Students like to talk and this guide engages and encourages discussion. It can be used with the whole class, small groups, individual students, or for teachers who choose to read aloud Esperanza Rising to students. An accompanying PowerPoint Presentation facilitates student activities and can be utilized by teachers or students. The Literary Log for students includes all the questions, prompts, and activities in both the Discussion and Activity Guide and PowerPoint Presentation. Graphics on both the PowerPoint slides and the Literary Log serve as visual clues; these graphics work especially well with students whose first language is not English or for students who are primarily visual. The Literary Log for Esperanza Rising can be used by a whole class as well as small group of students or individual students reading the novel independently.
There are three optional homework assignments designed to enhance and extend the relevance of the novel. Homework assignments include: three Survey. Note. Conclude! focused on discrimination, unions, and repatriation.
Summative Assessments include 4 assessment projects with rubrics designed for a variety of learners. Blooming with Knowledge about Esperanza Rising, includes 12 assessment activities connected to Bloom’s Taxonomy. What’s My Style assessments also include 12 assessment activities aligned with learning styles. Each level or style includes two choices. The accompanying rubric can be used with both Blooming with Knowledge and What’s My Style assessments.
Twelve food cards are for forming student pairs, triads, or quads. Reproducible bookmarks can be used to discuss bookmark quotes, form groups, or simply keep students’ place in the novel. Connections to best practice and the Common Core Standards are included.
This product includes 4 files.
1. Discussion and Activity Guide for Teachers (PDF file) 46 pages
o Directions and Guide by chapter - Pp: 1-27
o 1 page alphabetical list of chapter vocabulary words – P. 28
o 1 page reproducible Personal Glossary Sheet – P. 29
o 3 page reproducible optional Homework Assignments – Pp. 30-32
o 4 page reproducible Summative Assessment Projects with Rubrics Pp. 33-36
o 3 page reproducible Summative Assessment Activities: Blooming with Knowledge and What’s My Style plus rubric – Pp. 37-39
o 12 reproducible food cards for forming student groups – Pp. 40-41
o 8 reproducible bookmarks with quotes from Esperanza Rising Pp. 42-43
o Connections to Best Practice and Common Core Standards – Pp. 44
2. Literary Log for Students (PDF file) 22 pages
3. PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint 2010 file) 87 Slides
4. PowerPoint Outline Teacher Guide (PDF file) 25 pages
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Product 2: Esperanza Rising Novel Study: Enrichment Activities Connected to Chapter Foods
(Note: These enrichment activities will require the purchase of foods for tasting.)
Food plays an important role in this novel, literally and figuratively. Enrichment Activities for Chapter Foods are designed to increase students’ connection to the novel through food. This is a unique approach to the novel that will engage students. There are two or more activities for each chapter: activities connected to the food in the chapter title and/or in the chapter and an activity to connect students to the chapter (Chapter Connections). The food activities are fun and may introduce students to new foods or honor the foods of their families. There are suggestions for preparing food for student sampling and additional resources connected to the various foods, including growing these fruits and vegetables in containers. The Chapter Connections help students think about the significance of the foods in the chapters and find connections of those foods to their own lives.
Some activities should be implemented before students read the chapter and some are designed to be implemented after the students read the chapter, as noted. All activities are optional, allowing you to pick and choose activities for your students. These activities are for enrichment of the novel and are not meant to be graded.
Since you may be serving students a variety of foods, you should send home a letter with a list of foods that students will be tasting. (See list of foods on page 3.) Ask parents/guardians for permission and to note any allergies. Use the attached letter home or create your own.
14 Individual Lesson Plans (1 per chapter)
1 Culminating Activity: Chat Stations Activity
1 Chat Sheet
7 Chat Stations Questions Mini-Posters
12 Food Cards for Forming Student Pairs, Trios, and Quads
Permission Letter to Parents/Guardians
Common Core Standards and Best Practice Connected to this Novel Study
1 PowerPoint with 58 Slides
Teacher Guide for PowerPoint
Download consists of 2 PDF Files and 1 PowerPoint 2010 File.
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