Esperanza Rising is a wonderful text filled with opportunities to teach and practice inferring, visualizing, tier 2 vocabulary, figurative language, author's message, character change, and much more of the required points of the fifth grade CCSS. This packet is a chapter to chapter guide to help lead teaching, and more importantly to have students respond meaningfully to the text. Many of the questions require students to practice their skill of supporting answers with appropriate details from the text. This packet can be used in many different ways - small group for students who need scaffolding, independently, group work, etc. My hope is that you can use this packet to help hit most of the CCSS R.L. standards that still seem so daunting to many (including myself!). I created it to lead my own teaching and after completing it with many students I found it to be helpful and meaningful to both them and me.