My Name is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz Lesson Plan & Google Activities

Grade Levels
1st - 4th, Homeschool
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43 pages
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Description

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the biography mentor text book My Name is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz by Monica Brown and Rafael Lopez. This is a great book for teaching about Hispanic Heritage Month, Latin History, music history, or Women's History Month! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs.

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • Summarizing key details (4 strategies: narrative retell, timeline, graphic organizer, Somebody Wanted But Then So)
  • close reading
  • comparing and contrasting
  • analyzing main idea and details
  • analyzing illustrations

The lesson plans include:

  • teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
  • printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
  • 4-5 day plan
  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested discussion strategies
  • Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
  • Anchor chart examples
  • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
  • Great for bilingual classrooms
  • Printable worksheets for written responses
  • Google Docs for student responses
  • Google Slides for displaying lesson ideas, discussion questions and prompts

How to Use This Resource:

  • whole group
  • small group
  • as a reading  intervention
  • special education (SPED)
  • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
  • with ELLs for ESL instruction
  • Great for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade
  • Google Classroom Distance learning / virtual learning
  • on chromebooks or iPads for tech classrooms to go paperless

Your first, second, third, or fourth grade students will love this story!

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43 pages
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

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