Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Ada's Violin by Susan Hood and illustrated by Sally Wern Comport

Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood and illustrated by Sally Wern Comport is a 2017 Américas Book Award winner, tells the true story of Ada, a young girl from the slum of Cateura, Paraguay, who learns to play a violin made of trash. This book offers a reading stretch for grade 3.

CURRICULUM UNIT

HOW TO USE THIS IN THE CLASSROOM

This lesson plan is designed to accompany Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood and illustrated by Sally Wern Comport. The full lesson plan requires 80 minutes, but teachers can tailor the lesson to suit the needs of their classrooms. With a lexile level of 820, this book offers a reading level stretch for grade 3.

DEVELOPED BY

Erin Lierl
Tulane University

UNITS

General Latin America + People
Carl Kendall
Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences