When each group is finished, ask them to compare results with one another. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Josephina explains that Marta and her family are angry about the conditions in which they are forced to live as migrant workers.
Yakota is "getting rich on other people's bad manners"? Before meeting Marta, Esperanza does not realize how lucky she is.
These scenes should be based on their reading of Esperanza Rising as well as their background research. Do you agree with her answer?
Is Mama right to be angry with her? Encourage them to mention food, games, gifts, and the birthday song, as well as the parts played by the family, friends, and servants. Imagine you were taken out of your life right now and put in a work camp like Esperanza's. Is there a skill or talent that someone in your family has that you have learned or would like to learn?
What does it remind her of? How does Esperanza react to the strangers she meets?