Day 1

Esperanza Rising Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The People of El Rancho de las Rosas

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    To explain Pam Muñoz Ryan’s choice of writing from Esperanza’s point of view, experiment with other characters’ points of view.

    Common Core Standards:



    Introduce this activity by asking students how the point of view influences the story’s tone and narrative voice. Explain that they will consider how different the story would have been if written from another character’s point of view.

    On an interactive whiteboard, create a chart with two columns, one for a list of characters in the first chapters and one for adjectives to describe them. Have a volunteer take...

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