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Esperanza’s World – Teachers Guide – Part Two

Esperanza’s World – Teachers Guide – Part Two



 

Part Two – On the Ranch

 
Lesson Six

Chapters 11, 12, 13
Knowledge and Skills
~Figurative Language Identification and Use
~Reading Comprehension
~Vocabulary Building
~Writing reflections and responses
~Parts of a story – setting, characters, plot, conflict
~Analysis of characters’ actions – Carlos/Besh; interactions of Papá and Carlos; family dynamics 
~Writing reflections and responses
~Descriptive writing
~Foreshadowing as a writing technique
~Primary source – firsthand experiences
~time lines – History of Southwest Indian Wars – 1840s- 1880s; General Howard
~Geography – places, regions
~Marbles – games bring families together

Topics
~Ranch life and descriptions
~Comparing Indian captive stories
~Renegades, heathens, White Eyes, Mexicans
~Cooking and eating; jelly making; recipes
~Blue Willow pattern
~Carlos’ leather pouch and stories

 

Lesson Seven

 Chapters 14, 15, 16
Knowledge and Skills
~Figurative Language Identification and Use
~Reading Comprehension
~Vocabulary Building
~Writing reflections and responses
~Character study – Cochise and Geronimo
~History of scalping; cruelty of war; Camp Grant Massacre
~Concepts of stealing and revenge
~Carlos’ Apache family; his abduction story

Topics
~Arizona weather; dangers of washes and sudden weather changes
~Importance of water to a desert
~Apache culture – power of spirits; naming; stories
~Ranch work
~Screw worms; medicinal plants

 

Lesson Eight

Chapters 17, 18, 19
Knowledge and Skills
~Figurative Language Identification and Use
~Reading Comprehension
~Vocabulary Building
~Writing reflections and responses

 

Lesson Nine

 Chapters 20, 21
Knowledge and Skills
~Figurative Language Identification and Use
~Reading Comprehension
~Vocabulary Building
~Writing reflections and responses