Under the Mesquite
Publisher: Lee & Low Books Publication date: 10/01/2011
Pages: 224 Delivery: Independent Reading
Lexie: 990L Age Range: 12 – 17 Years
- Key Vocabulary
- Serenading –
- Harmonizing –
- Transplanting –
- Ravaging –
- Overwhelms –
- Concedes –
- Before Reading:
- Word Walls – Students build a word wall by skimming through the text and selecting unfamiliar words and ones they believe may be related to the text.
- During Reading:
- Voki -A students are reading, they will mark off passaged that they deem as important or find relatable. They will them create a voki of them reading that passage and share it with the class.
- After Reading:
- Found Poems – Since this book is already written in verse, it would be very exciting for students to be able to create their own creative poem from what is already written on the page.
What does the mesquite symbolize and why do you think the author chose to use this tree as the story’s main symbol?