Falling in Love with Authors and Illustrators

Lesson 7


Unit 4


Lesson 7 of 22


Describe Niño and what lesson he learns.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales 

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Target Task

Discussion & Writing Prompt

Describe Niño. What lesson does he learn?

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Key Questions

  • Describe Niño. Use details from the words and the illustrations.

  • Who is Niño’s first contender? How does he defeat him?

  • Who is Niño’s second contender? How does he defeat him?

  • Who else does Niño fight? How does he defeat them?

  • What happens when Niño fights las hermanitas?




to win a battle or contest, to beat someone



a person or group competing with others

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Common Core Standards

  • L.K.4 — Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.
  • L.K.6 — Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
  • RL.K.2 — With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
  • RL.K.3 — With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
  • RL.K.6 — With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
  • RL.K.7 — With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

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