Dreamers Activities

Enriching Dreamers activities engage students in English Language Arts skills while offering an exploration into Hispanic heritage, culture, and history. Ideal for making your read-aloud educational and inspirational.

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40 pages

Grades 2-5


Engage students in English Language Arts, celebrating Hispanic heritage, and exploring cultures with Dreamers activities. Through comprehension questions, writing templates, and text connections, these activities support English Language Arts skills. They also invite exploration and appreciation of Hispanic culture and history.

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • write about libraries.
  • create a library card.
  • illustrate and define story vocabulary.
  • explore shades of meaning.
  • make text to text, text to self, and text to world connections.
  • write and research about Yuyi Morales.
  • answer reading comprehension questions.
  • complete a story plot.
  • interpet story quotes.
  • write about the story’s theme.
  • apply writing skills with writing templates and prompts. 
  • practice reading comprehension through discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book. 
  • engage in social skills through whole group prompts and activities.
  • develop fine motor skills through coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing.
  • use digital tools to research other countries.
  • create a family storybook.

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

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About the Book

Dreamers is a heartfelt picture book memoir by Yuyi Morales. She shares her journey to the United States in 1994 with her infant son. Leaving almost everything behind, she emphasizes the importance of carrying your resilience, dreams, hopes, and history with you. The book celebrates creating a home in an unfamiliar place. This timeless story reminds us that everyone is a dreamer bringing their unique strengths wherever they travel. Buy the book.

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