"My Name is Maria Isabel" is a charming novel by Alma Flor Ada. Maria Isabel is a Puerto Rican immigrant student who finds out through her experiences in the novel that she must stand up for herself in order to solve her problems. This novel provides a valuable lesson for students in an engaging and rich text!
This novel study guides readers through each of the ten chapters, with a "Before you read" anticipatory question, "While you read" skills practice, and "After you read" questions, including "Dig Deep!" questions which require students to use higher thinking skills to answer inference, characterization, prediction, and analytical questions.
In this novel study, students will build up to exploring the theme of the novel in a final writing assignment. The standards are aligned for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. The novel is a Guided Reading Level N novel (Lexile 860), and questions cover a wide variety of standards for each 3-5 grade levels. Other grade level standards available upon request. Most questions are constructed response and ask for more critical thinking skills than simple recall questions - perfect for group book discussions!
A complete answer key is provided to give teachers guidance in teaching this novel!
This novel study is useful for book clubs, guided reading, literature circles, and independent reading! Download the preview for a sample of questions and standards available for each chapter. If you like this product, please check out my other novel studies and rate the ones you found useful! Happy reading!
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