Sol Painting, Inc. by Meg Medina — Short Story Analysis

Chomping at the Lit
Grade Levels
6th - 9th, Homeschool
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18 & 12 Slides
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This resource for "Sol Painting, Inc." by Meg Medina includes before, during, and after reading activities for reading comprehension.

“Sol Painting, Inc.” by Meg Medina is told from the voice of Merci, a seventh grade girl who hopes to take over her father's painting business one day. Meg Medina is a Cuban American writer whose stories focus on how a person’s family, heritage, and culture influence them. This story teaches different perspectives that multiple characters can have in one situation—great for teaching POINT OF VIEW.

This story is the perfect way to include more Hispanic voices in your classroom, especially during Hispanic Heritage Month!

Included in this purchase:

  • Suggested Lesson Procedure for teachers
  • Before Reading Anticipation Guide
  • Academic Vocabulary Definitions and Graphic Organizer
  • Literary Analysis During Reading Questions
  • After Reading Discussion Questions
  • After Reading Point of View Activity
  • Answer Keys

File Types Included:

-Teacher Guide and Answer Keys (PDF)

-Student Copy of Activities (Word document—editable for teachers)

-Student Copy of Activities (PDF—ready to print)

-Vocabulary and Author's Background Info (Powerpoint)

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Total Pages
18 & 12 Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
4 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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