Article, Writing Prompts

Too Many Tamales Writing Prompt

What would students do if faced with a problem like the one that Maria, the story's main character, encountered?

  • Grades: 1–2, 3–5

Problem Solving

Maria tries to solve the problem of the lost ring by making her cousins help her eat all the tamales. How could Maria have approached this problem differently? Ask students what they might do if faced with a problem like Maria's.

Have students use the computer to write letters to Maria in which they offer her a different way to solve her problem.

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