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Summer Reading Project Howling Winds Esperanza Rising Due

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									       Summer Reading Project
               Howling Winds


              Esperanza Rising




Due: First day of classes in August


                 ENJOY-
         and remember, reading is
           one of the best ways
                to learn.

 Have a great summer and see you in August!!



                                               Name ____________________
SUMMER READING 2011!! Give it your best, and e-mail me with any questions or concerns… I will try to get back to
you asap kelricol@gmail.com

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Preview and Predict --          • Look at the front cover.                   • Read the book summary on the back cover.

1. Why do you think Esperanza and Mama will have to leave Mexico?

2. Page through the book and look at the chapter names. What do you notice about them?


Problem and Solution Chart
As you read each chapter of Esperanza Rising, use a Problem and Solution Chart to show how Esperanza and her family and friends
solve their problems.

Chapter                              Problems                                        Solutions

1924


Las Uvas


Las Papayas


Los Higos


Las Guayabas


Los Melones


Las Cebollas


Las Almendras


Las Ciruelas


Las Papas


Los Aguacates


Los Espárragos


Los Duraznos


Las Uvas
Read the questions and study the vocabulary lists BEFORE you read the chapters.

Las Uvas (Grapes)
    1. premonition, 9 – a feeling of nervousness about a future event
    2. resentment, 12 – a feeling of dislike caused by an act, remark, or person that caused insult or injury
    3. capricious, 13 – unpredictable, impulsive
    4. propriety, 13 – socially correct or appropriate behavior
    5. beacon, 21 – a guiding or warning signal
    6. tormented, 22 – to suffer mental or bodily misery or agony

   Respond to 1924 and Las Uvas on the Problem and Solution Chart
   Think It Over - Think about what you read and answer these questions.

1. Personal Response-- What surprised you most in this part of the story?
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2. Comparisons-- How is Hortensia like Mama? How is she different?

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3. Character-- What words would you use to describe Esperanza before Papa died?
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Las Papayas (Papayas)

    1.   wrenched, 23 – to pull or jerk by a violent twist
    2.   anguish, 23 – extreme suffering, worry, or pain
    3.   ambushed, 24 – to attack by surprise
    4.   cordial, 26 – friendly, sincere
    5.   encroaching, 29 – to intrude or trespass on the proper limits of something
    6.   indignation, 30 – strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, or insulting
    7.   pungent, 38 – having a strong smell or powerfully bitter or sharp taste
    8.   pervaded, 38 – to spread throughout all parts of somethingges 29–44

   Respond to Las Papayas on the Problem and Solution Chart
   Think It Over - Think about what you read and answer these questions.

1. Personal Response- Imagine you could speak to Tío Luis. What would you say?
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2. A simile is a comparison of 2 unlike things using the words like or as. Reread page 37. How was Esperanza’s old life like dolls
lined up in a row? Create a simile for how her life is now.

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3. Cause and Effect - Think about how the laws and customs in a country affect people’s lives. How would the story be different if
Mama had been able to own land?
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Los Higos (Figs)
    1. silhouetted, 41 – a dark image outlined against a lighter background
    2. deliberate, 42 – carefully thought out; intentional
    3. salvage, 43 – to save something for further use or rescue something from a bad situation

Respond to Los Higos Problem and Solution Chart then answer the questions

1. Personal Response - Esperanza felt as if she had left Papa at the ranch. Tell about a place that reminds you of someone. Explain.

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2. Metaphor- Reread page 51. What did the zigzag of the blanket show? Where was Esperanza in her life?

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3. Making Decisions- If you were Mama, would you have decided to escape? Why or why not?
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Las Guayabas (Guavas)
    1. renegades, 61 – a traitor or rebel
    2. persistent, 62 – continuing despite problems
    3. mesmerized, 64 – to absorb somebody’s attention
    4. spewing, 66 – to pour out forcefully, or force something out in a stream
    5. reeked, 66 – strong and unpleasant smell
    6. undulating, 68 – go up and down gracefully
    7. monotonous, 72 – repetitive and unchanging, like a voice or a task
Pages 62–84
Respond to Las Guayabas Problem and Solution Chart then answer these questions.

1. Personal Response How did you feel when Mama, Esperanza, and Hortensia were hiding in the wagon? Have you ever had a
tense experience like that? Explain.
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2. Paraphrase- What did Carmen mean when she said on page 76, “I am poor, but I am rich”?
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3. Inference- What did Miguel say about the color of a person’s skin? Why do you think Esperanza had never noticed this before?
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Los Melones (Cantaloupes)

    1.   panorama, 81 – a wide view, especially of a landscape
    2.   stagnant, 81 – not flowing or running; foul or stale
    3.   demeanor, 82 – a person’s outward behavior or manner
    4.   jalopy, 88 – a battered old car
    5.   cherub, 88 – a beautiful or innocent person, especially a child with a chubby, innocent face
    6.   hovered, 92 – to wait nearby

Respond to Los Melones Problem and Solution Chart then answer these questions.

1. Personal Response- Esperanza made a judgment about Marta when she met her. This is called a “first impression.” Tell about a
time when you met someone and had a first impression. Did you judge that person correctly?
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2. Character- What did Marta say that hurt Esperanza? Do you think Marta should have said these things? Why or why not?
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3. Comparisons - How were the fields in California different from the land of Aguascalientes?
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Las Cebollas (Onions), Las Almendras (Almonds), Las Ciruelas (Plums), Las Papas (Potatoes)
    1. extravagant, 136 – beyond what is reasonable
    2. atrocious, 141 – extremely shocking
    3. scorched, 141 – to affect the color, taste, smell of something by burning it a little.
    4. preoccupied, 145—distracted or absorbed in thought

Respond to Las Cebollas Problem and Solution Chart then answer these questions.

1. Personal Response- How did this part of the story make you feel? Why?
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2. Mood-- What was the feeling in the camp? What was life like for the workers?
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3. Opinion-- Everyone in the camp knew about everyone else’s life. Do you think this was good or bad? Why?
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Respond to Las Almendras Problem and Solution Chart then answer the questions

1. Personal Response-- Esperanza went to the jamaica even though she still felt foolish. Think about a time when you felt foolish. Was
it hard to see people after that? What did you do?
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2. Metaphor- Why did Marta say that the workers were kittens? What did she want them to do?
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3. Making Decisions If you were in Esperanza’s camp, would you have gone on strike? Why or why not?
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Pages 142–160
Respond to Las Ciruelas Problem and Solution Chart then answer these questions.

1. Personal Response- Esperanza took care of the babies and tried to help Mama when she got sick. What do you do to help people?
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2. Monitor Reading- Visualize what the dust storm looked like. Use your own words to describe what happened.
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3. Inference- After the dust storm, everyone went back to work as if nothing had happened. Why do you think the people acted like this?
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ages 161–180
Respond to Las Papas Problem and Solution Chart then answer these questions.

1. Personal Response-- Have you ever protested against something? What was it? What happened?
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2. Character-- How did Esperanza feel about her old life?
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3. Theme How do you think this chapter relates to the theme “Making It Through Tough Times”?
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Los Aguacates (Avocados), Los Espárragos (Asparagus)
    1. taut, 180—stretched tightly; also, stressed or tense
    2. suppleness, 181—flexible; bending without breaking
    3. squalor, 194— dirty, filthy and miserable

Respond to Los Aguacates Problem and Solution Chart then answer these questions.

1. Personal Response Which part of this chapter did you like the best? Which part did you like the least?
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2. Making Decisions Suppose Marta had asked you to join the strike. What would you have done?
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3. Perspectives-- Miguel took a railroad job from a worker who left to join the strike. If you were that worker, how would you feel about Miguel?
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Pages 200–215
Respond to Los Espárragos Problem and Solution Chart then answer these questions.

1. Personal Response-- How did you feel when Esperanza helped Marta? Have you ever helped someone you didn’t really like?
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2. Comparisons-- Name one thing about Marta and Esperanza that is the same. Name one thing that is different.
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3. Metaphor Reread pages 189-190 and 213. What could the broken piñata represent?
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Los Duraznos (Peaches), Las Uvas (Grapes)
    1. optimism, 224—a tendency to view the world in a positive manner with good outcomes
    2. antiseptic, 231—free of germs or pollutants
    3. cacophony, 250—a harsh, irritating mixture of sounds
Pags 216–234
Respond to Los Duraznos Problem and Solution Chart then answer these questions.

1. Personal Response- Esperanza gave her doll to Isabel. Have you ever given something you loved to a friend or stranger? What was it?
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2. Perspectives -The workers from Oklahoma were from the United States. How do you think they felt when they had to compete for
jobs with workers from another country?
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3. Simile -- Reread page 223-224. How was Esperanza’s life like the zigzag in the blanket? Is your life like a zigzag or a straight line? Why?
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Respond to Las Uvas Problem and Solution Chart then answer these questions.

1. Personal Response- How did the end of the book make you feel? Why?
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2. Simile- Reread what Abuelita said about the phoenix on page 50 and what Esperanza thought about it on page 250. How was
Esperanza like the phoenix?
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3. Inference- On pages 91–92, Esperanza could not hear the heartbeat of the earth. Why could she feel it at the end of the story?
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Congratulations!!! You just finished reading an entire book in English. I hope you enjoyed it and that you feel it was worth your time.
I’m excited to hear your comments in August. Please bring your finished packet and your book to class on the first day back. Thanks.

I hope your break has been awesome. See you soon.

Love,


Mrs. Olsen

								
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