The House on Mango Street Unit Title: The House on Mango Street Grade Level(s): 9 Discipline Subject, Topic: English Duration: Two Weeks Overview of Unit: Read, analyze, understand themes, and appreciate poetry Established Goal(s): (National, State, District Standards) Grades 9-12 Language Arts: Reading and Literature; Writing What Enduring Understandings are desired? What Essential Question(s) will be considered? Students will understand that… What are the codes of Latinos living in Codes differ according to cultures. America? How does poetic writing affect Writers use different techniques to narrate. narrative? How does figurative language affect Figurative language enriches narrative. the reader? What key knowledge and skills will students acquire as a result of this unit or lesson? Students will know… Students will be able to do… The codes of behavior for Latino males and An explanation of codes of different cultures. females. A summary of the plot of the novel. The struggles of Latino immigrants in the United A journal similar to some chapters in the novel States. using figurative language. Describe codes Stereotypes Americans have of Latinos. Understand both different codes of cultures and Types of figurative language, literary devices, appreciate poetic writing. Students will be and narrative structure. tolerant of different codes as well as discover The plot line of the narrative. similarities between their codes and the codes of Empathy for and the perspective of those who Latinos living in America. have different codes. Figurative language creates pictures in the reader’s mind, enriches meaning, and impacts emotions. How will students demonstrate their understandings? Formative Assessments ISTE NETS Summative Assessments ISTE NETS for Students for Students Reading, journaling, completing Web page, PowerPoint, skit 2A, 2B, 2D graphic organizers Learning Activities (attach supplements, Ppts, Excel files, etc.) ISTE NETS for Students Students will express personal opinions about different cultures and their codes prior to and after completing the unit on The House on Mango Street. (Students will reflect upon changes and lack of changes as well as why.) Students will create plot outline of the novel. Students will complete a map of Mango Street accompanied with quotes about the significance of each location. Students will identify figurative language and explain its affect on both the narrative and reader.