Esperanza Rising Unit Novel Study - Literature Guide

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Our Esperanza Rising Unit Teaching Package has 270+ pages and slides of engaging activities. Learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity in these standards-aligned resources built from best practices.

NOVEL: Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
LEVEL: 5th - 10th
TOTAL: 270+ slides/pages
Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included

»»» MEETS COMMON CORE STANDARDS «««

LITERATURE PLAN CONTENTS:

* Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit.
* Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities in the classroom.

··· Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity
- answer thematic questions to get students thinking about the novel
- 11-page/slide engaging activity
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Google Earth Introduction Tour (19 Locations)
- Aguascalientes, El Centro, Arvin, San Joaquin Valley, the Sierra Madre, Highway 99, and even Pam Munoz Ryan's grandparents' home in California...they even get to see some of it in 3D zoomed in to the street view. It's rockin awesome.
- 19-location 3D tour across Mexico and California
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9

··· Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc
- organize the 6 parts of the plot
- 2-page organizer
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
- Students analyze the 6 different types of conflict in stories
- 2-page organizer
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Characters Organizer
- analyze the main characters using novel quotes
- 5-page organizer
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3

··· Figurative Language Instructional PowerPoint
- We set out to make the most helpful, most compelling, most graphically attractive teaching resource for you to introduce your learners to all the various figurative language. This 70+ slide PowerPoint will help you introduce how every many you need to teach your level of learners.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

··· Figurative Language Activity
- analyze and complete 49 figures of speech specific to the novel
- 10-page bundle (3 parts)
- Similes vs. Metaphors
- Figurative Language Analysis
- Similes, Metaphors, Idioms, Hyperboles, Analogies, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Puns, Allusion
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

··· Grammar - Commas in a Series
- Using examples from the novel, students will study commas used in a series (list). They will learn to locate the lists in the sentences and use appropriate commas.
- 1-page activity practicing the commas in a series using examples
- suggested answer key included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2

··· Grammar - Commas w/ Introductory Elements
- Using examples from the novel, students will study commas used with introductory elements at the beginnings of sentences. They will learn to locate the introductory elements in the sentences and use appropriate commas.
- 1-page activity practicing the commas w/ introductory elements using examples
- suggested answer key included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2

··· Grammar - Commas w/ Direct Address
- Using examples from the novel, students will study commas used with direct address. They will learn to locate direct address in the sentences and use appropriate commas.
- 1-page activity practicing the commas w/ introductory elements using examples
- suggested answer key included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2

··· Grammar - Prepositions
- Using examples from the novel, students will locate prepositions and prepositional phrases in the sentences, and they will practice using the appropriate preposition for the meaning of the sentence.
- 1-page activity practicing prepositions
- suggested answer key included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1

··· Grammar - Conjunctions and Interjections
- Using examples from the novel, students will study conjunctions (coordinating, subordinating, and correlative) and interjections. They will learn to locate the various conjunctions and interjections in the sentences.
- 2-page activity practicing conjunctions (coordinating, subordinating, and correlative) and interjections
- suggested answer key included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1

··· Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
- 1/2 writing assignments to spur much deeper conversational thinking
- 43-slide engaging PowerPoint
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

··· 13 Comprehension Pop Quizzes
- a 5-question pop quiz per chapter
* 33-slides of PowerPoint Quizzes
* 26-pages of Printable Quizzes
- The purpose of these is so students who read the chapters recently would ace the quiz and students who didn't read recently would not do well.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

··· Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment
- 80 vocabulary words from the novel
- four 20-question lists & quizzes
- 12-page bundle includes list of words, quiz, and answer keys
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

··· Epic Taste Test Competition
- Students will enjoy blind taste tests of the various produce from the chapter titles from the novel.
- 1-page instructional page
- 1 page of taste tester labels
- 1-page voting page
- 3-page activity
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5

··· Harvest Competition
- Your students (and you!) are going to love this competition that tests the students' knowledge about the fruits and vegetables that are the titles of each of the chapters.
- 26-slide PowerPoint with produce photos
- both English and Spanish versions
- suggested answer key included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5

··· Non-Fiction Valley Fever Research and Videos
- Students will read some information about Valley Fever, watch some videos from the news, watch first-hand accounts of people who have had the sickness, and answer questions.
- 1 link to research website
- 3 video links with information and interviews of victims
- 1 page activity
- suggested answer key included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2,4,6,7

··· Farm Labor Strikes Nonfiction Research and Videos
- Students will read some information about the farm labor strikes and Cesar Chavez, watch some videos on the topics, and answer questions of various Bloom's Taxonomy levels to think about the farm labor strikes.
- 3 video links with information and stories
- 1 page activity
- suggested answer key included
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2,3,6,7

··· Our Lady of Guadalupe Analysis
- This activity will lead students to analyze the meaning of this art piece in history and religion, in the story for Esperanza, and in the overall meaning of the novel's theme.
- 2 versions of the public domain image (one without the edges and one with them)
- a 1-page non-fiction historical background of the image
- a 1-page analysis activity of the history and image
- 3-page bundle
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

··· Essay and Speech
- 3 response to literature essay options for students to choose from; optional delivery of essay as a speech
- Includes essay topics and speech grading rubrics
- 6-page bundle
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1,3

··· Movie vs. Novel Comparison (The movie is "In-development." This was made preemptively.)
- 2-page organizer
- Students compare & contrast the movie and novel
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

*** 270+ pages / slides total ***

Enjoy Esperanza Rising! Let's rise again, with new life ahead of us!

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SEE THESE OTHER ESPERANZA RISING RESOURCES:

> ESPERANZA RISING Unit Teaching Package (by Pam Munoz Ryan)

> PreReading Bias
> Google Earth Introduction Tour
> Plot Chart Organizer (by Ryan)
> Characters Organizer (by Pam Munoz Ryan)
> Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
> Figurative Language Bundle
> Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
> 13 Pop Quizzes Bundle
> Grammar Prepositions
> Grammar Conjunctions Interjections
> Grammar Commas in a Series (List)
> Grammar Commas Introductory Elements
> Grammar Commas Direct Address
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (part 1)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (part 2)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (part 3)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (part 4)
> Vocabulary Complete Novel (80 words)
> Our Lady of Guadalupe Analysis
> Harvest Competition
> Epic Taste Test Competition
> Farm Labor Strikes Nonfiction Research and Videos
> Valley Fever Nonfiction Research and Videos
> Essay Topics & Grading Rubrics
> Movie vs. Novel Comparison

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GRAMMAR UNITS:

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> Parts of Speech Complete Unit - Lessons, Assessments, Answers - Grammar Ninja
> Subjects Verbs Complete Unit - Lessons, Assessments, Answer Keys - Grammar Ninja
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Esperanza Rising Unit Novel Study - Literature Guide
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Esperanza Rising Unit Novel Study - Literature Guide
Esperanza Rising Unit Novel Study - Literature Guide