Esperanza Rising Novel Study Bundle

Keith Geswein
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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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This bundle includes five resources that will make your life easier so you can enjoy reading Esperanza Rising with your students.

13 Journal Prompts:

→ Get a quick assessment of student comprehension

→ Requires students to use important skills: summarizing, characterization, cause and effect, figurative language, author's purpose, vocabulary strategies, and personal reflection

→ Match the rigor required by the CCSS

→ One writing prompt for every chapter

→ Prompts clearly state the chapter after which they should be given to students

→ Simply print and go! Space for response is provided.

→ Limited print budget? Project onto a whiteboard and have students answer in a journal.

→ No answer key is included for the journal prompts.


13 Quizzes:

→ Quickly assess student comprehension

→ Cover many CCSS-ELA standards and elements of fiction including: vocabulary, cause and effect, main idea, summarizing, character analysis, sequence of events, story details, comparing and contrasting, problem/resolution, and much more

→ One quiz for every chapter

→ Every chapter quiz contains: 1 short-response, 3 multiple-choice higher-order-thinking questions

→ NEW: 10 quiz questions that can be given after reading the story.

→ Questions and answers written in standardized test prep form

→ Match the rigor required of CCSS

→ Answer key provided for all quiz questions


Using Vocabulary in Context:

→ Deepen your students' understanding of key vocabulary words

→ One page for every chapter; four questions per page

→ On each page, students will define the word using context clues, explain how they figured out the definition, and use the word correctly in a sentence.

→ An answer key is included for the vocabulary activities.


Character Analysis Activities:

→ Each page is about one of the seven main characters (Esperanza, Papa, Mama, Miguel, Marta, Isabel, and Abuelita)

→ Require your students to think about the story's events from that character's point of view.

→ An answer key is not included for the character analysis pages.


Task Cards:

→ Designed to spark student discussion and/or writing

→ Four task cards for each chapter

→ Help you monitor your students' understanding

→ Help students make a personal connection with the story's characters.

→ An answer key is not included for the task cards, as most of these are very open-ended questions.


Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please purchase an additional license for each teacher if more than one teacher will be using it.


Note: These products are also sold separately. Please don't purchase if you have already purchased them as separate items.


You might also be interested in other sets of novel studies that I have created!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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