Lupita Mañana

By Patricia Beatty

7 Communication Arts 

Layered Curriculum Designed by

Mrs. Debbie Anne B. Barretto

Ronald H. Brown Charter School 

Let us join Lupita and her brother Salvador, as they go on a journey to the United States in hopes of having a better life for their family. On our journey, we will be doing activities that will help us earn points. The goal is to earn 100 points. You can do it! 

Remember the following things:


Layer C: Basic Knowledge


__________ 1. Read the book; log it in your Reading Log (10 pts.)

__________ 2. Reading Comprehension Questions (10 pts) 

Your Choice:

__________ 3. Trace Lupita and Salvador’s journey from the time they leave Ensenada till they arrive in Indio. (10 pts.)

__________ 4. Make a Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle. (10 pts)

__________ 5. Make a storyboard for the story. It has to have at least 8 cells, with illustration and summary. (10 pts.)

__________ 6. Make a booklet. Write a summary for every part, and make a drawing to represent each part. (10 pts.)

___________7. Design a board game using the story as background. (10 pts.)

___________ 8. Write a report about the author, Patricia Beatty. (10 pts.) 

Layer B: Application


___________1. Make a Spanish - English dictionary using the Spanish words used in the story. Use at least 15 words, and use each word in a sentence. (10 pts) 

Your Choice:

___________ 2. Write a letter home from Lupita’s point of view. (10 pts.)

___________3. Write at least 5 entries in a diary, from any character’s point of view. (10 pts.)

___________ 4. Role-play your favorite scene in the story. (10 pts.)

___________ 5. Character Work: Lupita and Salvador. ( 10 pts.)

___________ 6. Make a song or poem about Lupita’s life. (10 pts.)

___________ 7. Write a summary of the story, Lupita Mañana. (10 pts.) 

Layer A: Critical Thinking and Analysis



___________ 1. Lupita’s Monologue/ Salvador’s Monologue. (10 pts.) 

Your Choice:

___________ 2. Have  a debate with a partner, or by yourself, write a position paper on whether Lupita and Salvador should go to the United States. (10 pts.)

___________ 3. Father’s Coat - Symbolism. Draw father’s coat, and what it symbolizes. (10 pts. )

___________ 4. Make a book review. Be sure to include what the book is about, what you liked about the book and what you learned. (10 pts.)

___________ 5. Add a new character. Write a scene with the new character, describe how will Lupita interact with the new character.

( 10 pts.)

___________ 6. Interview with Lupita. ( 10 pts.)

___________ 7. Write the next chapter of the story. (10 pts.) 

Lupita Mañana 

Name __________________________   Total Score ___________