My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston is a captivating tale set in the Appalachian Mountains, chronicling the inspirational journey of Margaret and her wise great-aunt, Arizona. Amidst the challenges of a time when education is scarce, Arizona becomes Margaret’s guiding light, teaching her to read and fostering her dreams. Through the book’s engaging narrative, young readers are drawn into themes of education, mentorship, and perseverance. Reading lessons and activities inspired by the story invite students to explore characters, historical contexts, and personal aspirations, cultivating a deeper understanding of the power of knowledge and the transformative effects of dedicated mentorship.
This 25-page ready to use resource includes:
- graphic organizers
- reading comprehension
- higher level critical thinking writing prompts