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Exploring Language in Esperanza Rising
Author: Cynthia Villarreal Cantu, Texas
Grade 3-5

This lesson will focus on exploring and describing migration and why fieldworkers migrate. Throughout the lesson the students will discuss how the different crops affected Esperanza throughout the story. The
lesson tells the story of Esperanza’s struggles in a new country. During the lesson, the students will create a timeline and analyze the novel to make a personal connection.

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