Bless Me, Ultima: What Makes a Book Great?

This Bless Me, Ultima: What Makes a Book Great? lesson plan also includes:

Is Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima a great book? To answer this question, class members generate a list of characteristics of great books, and in groups discuss books they feel meet some of these criteria. They then consider whether Anaya's story belongs in this company.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Consider a mini-lesson on the concept of a work being "the voice of a generation"
Classroom Considerations

  • The final session in a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima

  • All related materials, including discussion questions and essay topics, are included in the attached zip file

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