Teacher Guide

Esperanza Rising Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Reading closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it

  2. 2

    Determining the text’s central ideas and themes and analyzing their development

  3. 3

    Building vocabulary through various techniques, including using context and consulting reference materials

  4. 4

    Assessing how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of the text

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