BC: The End | Thanks so much for reading my Mixbook presentation!
FC: By: Pam Munoz Ryan | "Esperanza Rising" | Choose one character from the book, "Esperanza Rising" and explain how you relate or do not relate to them in three ways. | 5th Grade
1: "Wait a little while and the fruit will fall into your hand. You must be patient, Esperanza." | Esperanza is one of the main characters in the novel, "Esperanza Rising" she is the protagonist of the story and all her life she has lived a rich, materialistic life. Whatever she wants she usually ends up getting. I can relate to her in some ways because at times I do get what I want. However, in other ways I cannot connect with her because I have never grown up on a ranch or had my life change completely. The father of Esperanza's dad reminds me a lot of my dad because he is always trying to help me through good and bad. I enjoy how through the beginning of the book how he always gives her Spanish quotes that help her later on in life.
2: Another way I can relate to Esperanza is when she had to leave to the United States without her grandmother. I remember when I was younger how my family and I moved to Texas and we had to leave our grandma behind. She was staying at a nursing home and we had to first find one here so that way she would have someone to watch her all the time. | "There is no rose without thorns."
4: "The rich person is richer when he becomes poor, than the poor person when he becomes rich."
5: She learns eventually that everyone's life changes and we must fight and overcome whatever comes ours way.
6: All things grow better with love. | The last way I can relate to Esperanza is when she learns that you should never be afraid to start over in life. My dad passed away when I was very little and my mom and my brothers and sisters and I had to start over. It was really hard but in the end we got through it just like Esperanza and her family did. I enjoyed how she learned to live with what she had and that we are all the same no matter how much or little money we have.
8: 5th Grade TEKS | To whom it may concern this mixbook project encompasses (b) 17 although more TEKS are here this is just an example of one of the mixbooks that they would create while reading this novel. The other TEKS would be used while creating other Mixbooks for this novel. I made this mixbook putting myself in the shoes of a fifth grader.
9: TEKS Selected: 110.16. (b) Knowledge and skills. (6) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Fiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to: (A) describe incidents that advance the story or novel, explaining how each incident gives rise to or foreshadows future events; (B) explain the roles and functions of characters in various plots, including their relationships and conflicts; and (C) explain different forms of third-person points of view in stories. (17) Writing. Students write about their own experiences. Students are expected to write a personal narrative that conveys thoughts and feelings about an experience.