She doesn't hear very well.
She can't sing.
Her teacher calls her the wrong name and she doesn't hear it.
She just doesn't want to be in it.
You should not tell others your problems.
It is helpful to keep your problems to yourself.
You should pretend you have no problems.
It helps to ask others for advice with your problems.
The students are sharing information on winter holidays and preparing for the Winter Pageant.
The class is reading Charlotte's Web.
Maria Isabel is writing an essay about her greatest wish.
The class is learning songs about Hannukah.
They have the same problem.
Maria Isabel knows she will solve her problem and Wilbur will not.
Wilbur's problems seem worse but he will probably solve them because he is a character in a story.
Maria's problems are much worse than Wilbur's problems.
They always buy her new things.
They say it's ok if she doesn't sing in the pageant.
They say they will talk to the teacher about calling Maria Isabel the wrong name.
They plan to leave work early and bring rice and beans to the pageant.
Maria Isabel always lies about her problems.
She doesn't want to disappoint them.
They will ground her if they find out.
Her parents don't really care about the pageant.
Build a snowoman
Get good grades
Be called Maria Isabel
Visit her grandfather
Show the class the pretty Christmas card she received from her cousin
Lead the class in the Hannukah song
Read her essay aloud to the class
Bring her grandmother to class someday
Because she has met too many people at her new school.
By choosing to keep silent when her name is changed in class and she does not get a part in the pageant.
She chooses to tell the teacher her real name so that everyone will call her Maria.
Because she has tried out for a part in the pageant.
It was her favorite book at her old school.
Maria Isabel is so bored that she wants to read Charlotte’s Web.
Maria Isabel is feeling sorry for herself and identifies with Wilbur’s situation.
Maria Isabel is feeling so happy that she wants to share the story with everyone.
My Greatest Wish
One Little Candle, Two Little Candles
The lyics to the Hannukah song
Giving her a pinata as a gift
Letting her go home early
Asking her to be in the pageant
Telling her parents the truth about Maria Isabel
Her greatest wish is to build a snowman.
She doesn't really want to be in the pageant.
Even though she would like to be in the pageant, she realizes it's not her greatest wish.
Maria Isabel realizes her greatest wish is to help Wilbut the pig.
She wants it to snow and to be called by her name. She tells her parents to call her teacher.
She wants to be in the pageant and to be called by her name. She talks to the teacher after school.
She wants to be in the pageant and to finish her AR book. She writes her teacher a letter.
She wants to be in the pageant and to be called by her name. She writes an essay explaining how she feels
The teacher tells Maria Isabel that she is sorry.
The teacher writes Maria a note telling her that she can be in the pageant.
After she read Maria Isabel's essay, she calls her by her real name and invites her to lead a song
She often lies to her parents
She doesn't want to disappoint them
She was too busy eating her soup
They can't come to the play anyways
She didn’t have any friends at her new school.
The teacher didn’t call her Maria Isabel Salazar Lopez.
She didn’t tell her parents the truth about not being in the Winter Pageant.
She couldn’t remember the words to the song, “The Candles of Hanukkah”.
Quiet and shy
Sad and disappointed
Busy and selfish
Loving and encouraging
The barrettes were shaped like butterflies.
Maria Isabel just kept looking down at her desk.
Look at the pretty Christmas card I got.
She took a deep breath and began to sing.
Both characters were looking forward to Christmas dinner
Both are characters in the book Charlotte’s Web.
Both characters enjoy singing.
Both characters have a problem that needs to be solved
He would have been understanding and talked it over with Maria.
He would have been angry with Maria.
He would have been upset with the teacher for calling her Mary.
He would have laughed about the whole situation.
She doesn't think it is a pretty name.
Mary Lopez is her mother’s name.
She is proud of her real name and wants to be called it.
There is another girl in the class with that same name.