THREE POWERFUL BOOKS FEATURING HISPANIC HISTORY AND A MODERN HISPANIC FAMILY IN THE BARRIO
by Pam Munoz Ryan
When Esperanza’s world of beauty and wealth turns upside, she must face a giant she has never known before: poverty. Leaving her beautiful home in Mexico, she and her mother travel to California to lead the life of farm workers. Will she survive the hardships and discrimination of poverty or will the hardships destroy her?
Activities in this literature guide were written by Suzy Red and come to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats for excellence in projection and printing. The activities include:
Sizing Up the Giant: Dialectical Journals
Anticipation Guide: How Do I Feel?
Living Words: Figures of Speech
Making Connections: A Pre- and Post-Reading Discussion Guide
Discrimination: The Caste System--Article with Multiple-Choice Questions
Mountains and Valleys Poetry: Diamante and Concrete Poetry
Translating the Idea: Multiple Choice
Traveling Math with Mapping
Jamaica! A Logic Puzzle
Digging Deeper! Research Project
Comprehension: Multiple Choice
The Spanish/English Memory Game
Vocabulary Frijoles - A Game for Two Players
Those Who Become David--A Teacher-Led Activity
Fruits and Vegetables Crossword Puzzle
HARVESTING HOPE, THE STORY OF CESAR CHAVEZ
by Kathleen Krull, Illustrated by Yuyi Morales
What if you lost your beautiful home and had to move to a strange new place?
What if your new house was filthy and had no doors?
What if your whole family had to work in the fields and only got paid $.30 a day?
What if your boss wouldn't give you any food or clean water to drink?
What if you had no restroom?
What if your boss hit you because you complained?
What if you knew that your boss had murdered people because they quit?
What would you do?
Would you be courageous enough to do something about it?
Would you have enough character to find nonviolent ways to make changes?
Cesar Chavez did. This is the story of his life. The story of a man who many call a HERO.
Crisscrossing California- A Crossword Puzzle
Worker to Leader: Multiple Choice Comprehension
The Path of Justice: Sequencing
Where in the World is California? Map Study
Create a Diamante Poem
Comparing Historical Fiction with Characters Who Overcome Hardships
Thinking and Acting for Yourself
ANY SMALL GOODNESS, A Novel of the Barrio by Tony Johnston
Living in an East Los Angeles barrio may not sound like much fun to you. It probably makes you think of poor people, gangs, and freeway chases, but that's because you haven't yet met Arturo Rodriquez. Arturo is quick to spot any small goodness...and there are many. His Mexican-American family is one small goodness that provides laughter, love, and tradition, and security in a sometimes dangerous world of the Mexican immigrant. There are other small goodnesses ... a coach, a librarian, the cat, the band, and hot peppers.
Sprinkled with full pocho (Spanish-English mix), Arturo's story tells of any...and many...small goodnesses that make his life vibrantly alive with respect, compassion, laughter, and dreams for the future. As he travels through his mountains and valleys, he watches for people he wants to be like and ways he, too, can pass on any small goodness to others.
Come fill your cup with goodness by reading Tony Johnston's book, ANY SMALL GOODNESS!
Activities in this Kids Wings literature guide for Any Small Goodness were written by Master Teacher Suzy Red and come to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats for excellence and ease in projection and printing. Activities in this unit include:
Filling Arturo’s Cup
Dialectical Journal--Working in pairs or independently
Making Connections, A Pre- and Post-Reading Chapter Discussion Guide
Five in a Row Vocabulary Game for Pairs
Comprehension Check-Multiple Choice, Illustrate, and Short Answer
Vocabulary Goodness Crossword Puzzle
Mami’s Gift-Multiple Choice and Short Answer Comprehension
Improving Fluency--Pronouncing and Understanding Spanish Words
Arturo’s Voice-Adding Expression
A Song of the Barrio--Summarize Arturo's Life in Verses of a Song
A Delightful Winning Composition: "The Writing Contest"--with Multiple Choice Check-up
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