David Zayas Mural

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Secondary ESL Level 1- 2

David Zayas - Lesson Activity

Watch a video about David Zayas
1. Describe the sequence of how Zayas painted the mural in the video.

2. List what you see in the mural:
EXAMPLE: ______________ represents ______________. ______________ is a symbol for ______________. ______________ was inspired by ______________.

Extension Activity

Look at a second mural created by Angurria. Compare and contrast the murals using the Venn diagram. Then, write a paragraph explaining the differences and similarities.

EXAMPLE: Mural 1 and Mural 2 are similar because they both ____________. The murals are different because ____________.
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Have you seen any of the murals in Lynn before?
Does studying the murals make you want to go and see them in person?
Do you think having murals in the city makes it special?
Did the mural(s), the symbolism, or the artist’s story make you think about your life and experiences?
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Secondary ELA

David Zayas Mural - Lesson Plan


Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally


• Identify and evaluate symbols in a mural.

• Describe the inspiration for a mural.

• Compare and contrast symbols in two murals painted by the same artist.

• Vocabulary: Symbol, Symbolism, Rooster


  1. Pre – teach symbol, symbolism, inspiration

  2. Watch video of David Zayas creating a mural.

  3. Read David’s bio.

  4. Evaluate mural

  5. Extension Activity: Compare and contrast 2 murals.

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