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10 Writing Lessons to Celebrate Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month


Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month is right around the corner! As part of our commitment to inclusivity and cultural appreciation, our team has curated a collection of lessons to commemorate Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15 to October 15. These thoughtfully designed lessons aim to celebrate the rich history, contributions, and achievements of Latine/Hispanic individuals and communities throughout the United States and beyond. 

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Writing Lessons to Celebrate Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month 2023: 

Grade 3 | 📑Writing Prompt: Why are family traditions important?

Grade 4 | 📑 Writing Prompt: How can examining ruins help us understand why the ancient Maya may have abandoned their village?

Grade 5 |  📑Writing Prompt: How does Santiago use her memories of guavas throughout various points in her life to show the reader how she responds to leaving Puerto Rico to begin a new life in the continental United States?

Grade 6 | 📑Writing Prompt:  How did the ancient Maya create a new environment through farming practices? 

Grade 7 | 📑Writing Prompt: What does Soto's story about this group of seventh-graders tell readers about how identities are formed?

Grade 8 | 📑 Writing Prompt: How was Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales an effective leader of the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement?

Grade 9 | 📑 Writing Prompt: How have companies influenced Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the US?

Grade 10 | 📑Writing Prompt: Based on her statements in these two speeches, why does Rigoberta Menchú Tum believe that unity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people is important? 

Grade 11 | 📑Writing Prompt: Using specific evidence from the text, what themes and messages does Sonia Sotomayor convey about intellectual and emotional growth through her descriptions of her interactions with others in her youth?

Grade 12  | 📑 Writing Prompt: What does the writer suggest were the most salient aspects of Galindo’s life that allowed her to shape broader social and political structures based on her individual convictions?