This activity pulls unfamiliar words from the book "Esperanza Rising". Student are able to preview the words and rank their understanding. They are then able to look at the word in the context of a sentence from the novel and use context clues to decipher the meaning of the word. Forty-nine words are included in this activity.
Teachers can choose to do this activity for all of the words prior to reading the novel, or do this activity in conjunction with reading the chapters.