Esperanza – Teacher’s Guide on CD
This is the teacher’s guide for the novel, Esperanza.
IN EVERY CHAPTER
- Chapter vocabulary
- Pre-reading discussion questions
- Comprehension questions
- Blooming Comprehension questions inspired by Bloom’s Taxonomy
FEATURES AND HIGHLIGHTS
AP/IB Alley activities connect with AP and IB Themes.
Slideshows: Antigua, Geografía, Guatemala, Immigration, Pobreza, Transporte
Can-Do Corner: activities focus on ACTFL’s Can-Do statements
Interactive Notebook suggestions.
Pin Play: activities to connect to Pinterest
Shake-it-UP: kinesthetic activities
Beyond-the-Text reading: Un sindicato, Las casas de Guatemala, Una norteamericana visita el basurero, Los mayas y la guerra civil, La novena, Entrevista con una inmigrante hondureña: Rigoberta Menchú, Carecen
Film study: El Norte
ABOUT THE BOOK
This novel is based on the chilling true story of a young family caught in the middle of political corruptions and unspeakable violence during Guatemala’s 36 year civil war. Tired of watching city workers endure countless human and civil rights violations- Alberto organizes a union. When he and his co-workers organize a strike- Alberto and his family find themselves on the government’s extermination list. The violent situation leaves Alberto separated from his family and forces them all to flee for their lives. Will their will to survive be enough to help them escape and reunite? And if so- will they ever find another place they can call home? Published by Fluency Matters.
66 pages of text
6,500 total words
1st person, present tense 200 word vocabulary
Genre: Biography, Non-fiction
Setting: Guatemala/United States
Level 1, Middle School