Riding Freedom | Discussion Cards

Grade Levels
4th - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. I created these Common Core (CCSS) aligned discussion and constructed response questions for Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan when I taught fifth grade. The questions are text dependent and they address a broad range of common core standards for English Language Arts.The bundle includes: 34 digital
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This set of cards is included in this novel study: Riding Freedom (Pam Muñoz Ryan) A Complete Novel Study

I created these Common Core (CCSS) aligned discussion and constructed response questions for the wonderful novel, "Riding Freedom". If you and your students love "Esperanza Rising", I highly recommend "Riding Freedom". Although the book is a work of fiction, it is based on the true story of Charlotte (Charley) Darkey Parkhurst - a woman who posed as a man and was able to vote before women were granted the right to vote!

I decided to make cards for a couple of reasons:

1. I made them to save paper. Once you print and laminate these, you can use them for many years in either a literacy center or in small group instruction.

2. I wanted to make them aesthetically more appealing and colorful.

The set contains 34 discussion questions in both black and white and full color. I have also included a R.A.C.E.S. chart to remind students to use R.A.C.E.S. when answering discussion questions.

Although I am and have been a fifth grade teacher for many years, I think these questions could work well with 4th, 6th, and possibly 7th graders.

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41 pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.


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