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Coyote School News
by Joan Sandlin

How would you like to have been a young Mexican-American attending the Arizona ranch school in the 1930s and 1940s? If you had been, you would have had horses to ride! You might have gone to school in an old broken down bus! You would have gotten to write for the school newspaper! What would you write about? Your family! The Halloween party! The Christmas pinata! The new baseball team! The annual parade and rodeo! Would you like to see what life was like for them? Would you like to read their newspapers? Then, come read Coyote School News and then, start your own!

Research Links for Coyote School News

Interactive Arizona Map
Cities, national parks, state parks, roads, freeways, lakes & rivers, Native American Nations

Parts of a Class Newspaper
Here's a great list of different sections you may choose to write!

Creating a Class Newspaper
You'll get worksheet organizers online here!

Depression Era Photos in the 1930s to Compare with Coyote School Life

Literary Connections:

The School Story by Andrew Clements

The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson

Dear Whiskers  by Whitehead Nagda Ann 

Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher

Frindle by Andrew Clement

Hey, New Kid! by Betsy Duffey

Esperanza Rising   by Pam Munoz Ryan

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull

In My Family / En Mi Familia by Carmen Lomas Garza

The Upside Down Boy  by Juan Felipe Hererra

Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora 

Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie by Joe Hayes


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The Kids' Wings unit for Coyote School News includes:
map activities
predict/confirm chapter questions,
crossword puzzle
multiple choice comprehension
using story clues to sequence the bus map route
create your own class newspaper outline,
Answer Pages

" great-grandfather was an americano, not because he crossed the line, but because the line crossed him." Ramon Ernesto Ramirez, Coyote School News

The instinct for language is imprinted in the genes, a God-given, gene-driven capacity that emerges with life itself. Literacy, like love, knows no limits. It is a lifelong journey.
Ernest L. Boyer, "Literacy and Learning,"The First R, Every Child's Right to Read"


A special thanks to Christopher Ian Hill for the background music: The Great American West!


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