Esperanza, Chapter 9

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  1. We began with the Immigrant Archive Project activity from the Teacher’s Guide. The activity is AWESOME, and my students loved exploring more biographies on their own. Just beware that the site has changed since the guide was published, and there is now a search feature AND Augusto Francisco’s biography is no longer on the site. I substituted one for Prince Royce instead 🙂
  2. Do the reading on Political Asylum (included in the Teacher’s Guide) as a class. I ended up having to do this in Spanish and English because my students had NO prior knowledge, and they had NO idea what the many cognates meant (asilo, persecución, solicitar, etc.), even in English. It might be different with high school students. This took us a long time, but it was a great discussion, and by the end the students were all able to give a student-friendly definition in Spanish. It is really important that students understand the concept of political asylum in order for them to understand the chapter! Can we say cross-content lesson, anyone?!
  3. Discuss the before-reading discussion questions.
  4. I read the chapter aloud to students as they followed along in their books.
  5. Students worked individually to complete these Chapter 9 Cornell Notes. For more on Cornell Notes, visit this post.esperanza-chapter-9-cornell-notes
  6. We discussed whether the events listed in the Stress or Hope? Powerpoint brought stress or hope to Esperanza’s life (it was a this or that activity meant to practice critical thinking). Screen Shot 2015-10-24 at 1.39.35 PM
  7. We did the Comprehension Questions from the Teacher’s Guide as a Numbered Heads Together activity.

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  1. I had a (in my opinion) brilliant idea that I wanted to share with everyone. I’m going to have my scholars actually fill out an application for asylum in the U.S, as if they were Esperanza and her family! You can find the form here https://www.uscis.gov/i-589

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  2. The Immigrant Archive Project activity from the Teacher’s Guide isn’t in the new teacher’s guide anymore. Can you elaborate a bit on what you did? Thank you!

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  3. I wanted to let you know that the Augusto Francisco’s interview is available on the website. The problem is that it is under Agusto Francisco. I don’t know if it was an error of the website or that is his name but it is there. Search under Francisco and it will come up. Thank you!

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