My Name Is Maria Isabel. By Alma Flor Ada Illustrated by K. Dyble Thompson American Bookseller “Pick of the List”. Genre Focus: Realistic Fiction. Realistic characters and events come to life in a fictional plot. Selection Summary.
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By Alma Flor Ada
Illustrated by K. Dyble Thompson
“Pick of the List”
New in school, Maria Isabel doesn’t respond when her teacher calls her Mary and so she will miss out on the Christmas pageant. After much worry, she finally explains the importance of her family name to her teacher in an essay, and the teacher asks “Maria Isabel” to participate.
Strategies and SkillsMaria Isabel has a difficult problem to solve. As you read, stop several times to predict what you think she will do next. Then predict what you think the results will be.
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