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Esperanza Rising Book Club Activity

Esperanza Rising Book Club Activity

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Published by: Madisen Lehr on Sep 08, 2011
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Strategy: Word Work

Directions: Search through the book and
find 6-8 new words. Write the words on the
lines below and then create a word search.
Share it with a book club member when
you’re finished.












Recall: What of Papa’s did they bring to
America?
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Strategy: Thick Questions
Directions: Come up with one thick
question and two possible answers.




Possible Answer #1:
_____________________________________
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Possible Answer #2:
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Recall: Why does Esperanza think Isabel
has everything?
_____________________________________
Title: Esperanza Rising
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan















Name: _______________________________

© Madisen Lehr

Question:
4 5 Read pages: 101-138 Read pages: 139-178


Strategy: Predicting
Directions: Using the title, illustrations
(the cover of the book), and what you’ve
read in the first two chapters, what do you
think the book is going to be about? Give
reasons for your answer.
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Strategy: Sequencing
Directions: Write what happened first,
second, and last in the two chapters that
you read.











Recall: Who does Esperanza and her
mama go to America with?
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Strategy: Connections
Directions: What connections can you
make to the book so far? Circle your
connection.
text-to-text
text-to-self
text-to-world
Explain your connection. Use examples
from your life and the book.
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First:
Then:
Last:
1 2

3
Read pages: 1-38 Read pages: 39-80
Read chapters: 81-100


Strategy: I am Poem
Directions: Take on the role of a character!
Write this poem from their point of view.
You will write your actual poem on in the
box to the right.
I am (two special characteristics)
I wonder (something you’re curious about)
I want (an actual desire)
I am (repeat first line of poem)
I pretend (something you pretend to do)
I feel (a feeling about something real)
I worry (something that bothers you)
I cry (something that makes you sad)
I am (repeat first line of poem)
I understand (something you know is true)
I say (something you know is true)
I dream (something you dream about)
I try (something you make an effort to do)
I hope (something you hope for)
I am (repeat first line of poem)
Recall: Who is Marta hiding from?
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I Am Poem For:
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I am _________________________________
I wonder _____________________________
I want _______________________________
I am _________________________________
I pretend _____________________________
I feel ________________________________
I worry _______________________________
I cry _________________________________
I am _________________________________
I understand __________________________
I say _________________________________
I dream ______________________________
I try _________________________________
I hope _______________________________
I am _________________________________


Strategy: Story Elements
Directions: Fill out the following facts
about the book.
Title:
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Main Characters:
*
*
*
Settings:
*
*
*
Problem and Solution:
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6
7
Read pages: 179-213 Read pages 214-253


Strategy: Brain TV
Directions: What did you see in your brain
TV during this book? Draw a picture and
write what you saw.






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Directions: Overall, how did you feel about
this book? Answer the following questions!
I’d give this book:


What was your favorite part from the
book? Use detail!
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Who was your favorite character? Explain
why!
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Title: Esperanza Rising
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan















Name: _______________________________

© Madisen Lehr
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