“Confessions of an Ecuadorkian” by Zoraida Córdova from anthology Come On In: Workbook
Workbook for “Confessions of an Ecuadorkian” by Zoraida Córdova
A short story from Come On In: 15 Stories About Immigration and Finding Home.
Pgs. 1-3 Reading comp. questions
Pg. 4 Vocabulary. Short writing activity, introspection.
Pg. 5 Maps
Pg. 6 Flag
Pg. 7 Plotline graphic organizer
Pg. 8 Character graphic organizer
Pgs. 9-10 Post-reading short essay
Pg. 11 Story review form
Pg. 12 Key
> 39 reading comprehension questions
> Three types of questions:
Short Response (complete sentences not required)
Written Response (complete sentences required)
> Some questions are 'no wrong answer' or sketch style responses - to encourage independent thinking and creative engagement.
> Extended writing activity has four topics to select from. Each has many 'starter questions' to get students' ideas rolling.
> Use of the extended response/essay activity may add 1-4 days, depending on length and formatting requirements of the teacher.
> Character graphic organizer is specific to the story, not generic. > Story review form AND plotline graphic organizer are career-long re-usables (can be reused with no changes for stories, books, film, and epic poetry).
> Themes: identity, search for belonging, self-reflection, communication
<>Resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified resources for special education or below-level learners. Workbook questions are not all higher order thinking (a few are); they are roughly 7-8th grade level. The extended response/essay activity is roughly 8-9th grade.