Esperanza Rising is the perfect novel to share with your upper elementary to middle school readers! The theme of this novel is perseverance and the idea that one should never be afraid to start over. Your students will LOVE this historical fiction novel and this corresponding novel unit!
This 74-page PRINT AND GO novel unit includes: -Chapter by Chapter Lesson Plans for teachers to implement the novel seamlessly -Main idea chapter title work -2- pages of Character Analysis work -14-pages of Context Clue Word Work to enhance student vocabulary - Map to track the characters in the novel from Mexico to the US -22-pages of reader response questions to enhance comprehension -2-pages of Personification work -3-post-reading journal prompts -an end of novel project -Answer Key
Your students will love reading about Esperanza's adventure from a wealthy Mexican land owner to poor immigrant worker. They will be cheering her on every step of the way as they learn a bit about our American history.
Novel is not included, but FYI:
Grades 4 - 7 Reading Level Grade level Equivalent: 5.5 Lexile® Measure: 750L DRA: 50 Guided Reading: V Genre Historical Fiction Theme/Subject Great Depression Farm and Ranch Life Mexican and Mexican American
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I have taught for 15 years as an upper elementary reading and language arts teacher. I love this level of learners because they challenge me to find the perfect novels, and to create the most effective resources. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent English Language Arts.