Esperanza Rising Novel Unit for Google Slides Common Core Aligned

Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool, Staff
Resource Type
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74 pages
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Are you looking to enhance your students' work using Google Slides? Grab this Esperanza Rising Novel Unit and let your students get to work.

Why use Digital Assignments?

•This resource is paperless, but can be printed.

•Students work directly in the given file.

•Technology is integrated into instruction.

•Students are highly engaged in their work.

•Common Core aligned.

•Easily accessible with Google Drive access.

Whether your students are just beginning their digital journey or are experts, they will love the chance to tackle the novel response process digitally.

For students that require more paper and pencil work, print out the student writing tools.

Esperanza Rising is the perfect novel to share with your upper elementary to middle school readers! The theme of this novel is perseverance and the idea that one should never be afraid to start over. Your students will LOVE this historical fiction novel and this corresponding novel unit!

This 74-page DIGITAL and PRINTABLE Esperanza Rising Novel Unit includes:

• Chapter by Chapter Lesson Plans for teachers to implement the novel seamlessly

• Main idea chapter title work

• 2- pages of Character Analysis work

• 14-pages of Context Clue Word Work to enhance student vocabulary

• Map to track the characters in the novel from Mexico to the US

• 22-pages of reader response questions to enhance comprehension

• 2-pages of Personification work

• 3-post-reading journal prompts

• Answer Key

Your students will love reading about Esperanza's adventure from a wealthy Mexican land owner to poor immigrant worker. They will be cheering her on every step of the way as they learn a bit about our American history.

Esperanza Rising Novel is not included, but FYI:

Interest Level

Grades 4 - 8

Reading Level

Grade level Equivalent: 5.5

Lexile® Measure: 750L

DRA: 50

Guided Reading: V


Historical Fiction


Great Depression

Farm and Ranch Life

Mexican and Mexican American

Complete this digital and printable unit as a whole class, small group, book club, or allow students to work independently. A must have for your classroom!

ELA Standards:

RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6

RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6

RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6

RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.6

RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.5 ,RL.8.6

W.4.4, W.5.4, W.6.4, W.7.4, W.8.4

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Happy Reading!

Total Pages
74 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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