Esperanza believed her life in Mexico would be wonderful forever. A sudden tragedy happened & forces her to flee to California!
"Esperanza Rising" Literacy Concept: Point of View
This novel can be used to teach students learn the elements of a book or story. For example, main characters, setting, statement of the problem, summary of the story, story theme, and what message is the author trying to convey.
Esperanza Rising took place during the Great Depression around the 1930's. The two major setting for this novel was Mexico & California. Students will learn how to used details from the text comparing California to Mexico and describe the geographical setting of Esperanza Rising; Students will used evidence from the text to help them understand the settings.
Point of view can be used to teach 5th grader students. For instance, students will learn comparing Esperanza's & Isabel's perspectives about life in the camp. The essential question will be "How does Esperanza respond differently to the challenges of life in the camp than Isabel does?"