Suburban Mosaic

How Tia Lola Learned to Teach

By Julia Alvarez

Grades 1 – 4 Title

Discussion Questions
How Tia Lola Learned to Teach

  1. Tia Lola says: “Remember you have to have adventures in order to have stories to tell.” (p.33) What is your favorite adventure that Tia Lola talks about?
  2. What is an adventure that you have had or someone in your family?
  3. How did Tia Lola deal with her loneliness in being away from her home in the Dominican Republic?
  4. Why did Tia Lola want to have a school-wide Carnaval?