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					Esperanza Rising
Final Project Options

Be a Book Reviewer
You are employed by a newspaper to write book reviews. Write a review of Ryan’s Esperanza Rising,
making sure to discuss your impressions of the book, both positive and negative. You should also
discuss whether you would or would not recommend this book to the readers of the newspaper.

Requirements
Two typed pages of text, typed in Times 12-point font and double spaced.

Evaluation Criteria
Does the opening paragraph include the author’s name and the title of the book? Are both positive
and negative reactions explained? Does the paper conclude with a summary of their reviewer’s
feelings? Is the paper free of conventions errors?

Write a Letter
Imagine that when Esperanza was in America she was allowed to write a letter to Marisol. Write a
letter using correct letter format (remember Esperanza was well-educated). Be sure your letter
describes Esperanza’s feelings about the new life she has in California. You are free to choose the time
frame of the letter…ie. when she first arrived in California with details of her travels, after Mama
becomes sick, after the striker’s round-up, after Abuelita arrives from Mexico, or an imaginary time
after the ending of the book.

Requirements
Two typed pages of text, typed in Times 12-point font and double spaced.

Evaluation Criteria
Does the letter include specific events? Does the letter truly show Esperanza’s feelings rather than
       just tell what happened? Is letter format followed? Is the paper free of conventions errors?

Calendar
At the end of the book, Esperanza counts how much time has passed in crops instead of months.
Create a calendar that counts time in an unusual manner: for example, by what sports are played, or
by what clothes you might wear, and/or you may recount Esperanza’s calendar in a creative way.

Requirements
12” x 18” poster paper, thorough, colorful, legible, and remember neatness counts!

Evaluation Criteria
Does the calendar include 12 months? Does the calendar show a chronology of events and/or activities?
Is the calendar colorful, neat, and legible? Is the paper free of conventions errors?

What Happens Next
Write a summary of the next chapter, making sure your events bring the story to a realistic and logical
resolution. Be sure to include specific details by showing what happens rather than just telling what
you imagine will take place.

Requirements
Two typed pages of text, typed in Times 12-point font and double spaced

Evaluation Criteria
Does the ending flow logically from previous events? Do paragraphs flow together nicely? Is the paper
free of conventions errors?

				
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