Hello, my name is Pamela J. Terry and I currently work at John T. Pirie. I am a veteran teacher that is really enjoying my experiences with CAPE. My students are involved in depicting the changes the main character of “Esperanza Rising” goes through after the death of her father, loss of her home / inheritance, and escapes / relocates to the United States ( poor, homeless ). Their visual interpretations of these changes are very creative and insightful. My students and I have learned new techniques / strategies / approaches to connect language arts / reading with visual arts.