More than one Maria in class causes Maria Isabel to worry for weeks about not being in the pageant, when the teacher confuses their names. The teacher asks the students to write an essay themed “My Greatest Wish”, and through this, Maria is finally able to communicate with her teacher how she wants to be called by her real name and participate in the pageant. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trophies, 2005)
This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.