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									House on Mango Street
          Essential Questions
1. Where does our sense of identity come
2. How does environment shape our identity?
3. What identities, if any, are permanent and
   which do we have the power to change?
4. What roles do neighborhood and community
   play in shaping who we become?
5. Make a list of what you consider your
   identity to be.
         General Observations
• What do you notice about the text?
• What are your initial feelings in regards to the
• Predict what is to come within the novel.
•   Peeling             1.   Choose 4 words that you do
•   Banging                  not know.
•   Boarded up          2.   Then complete the vocab.
•   Crumbling                Squares for each of the
•   Holding             3.   The top left box is the
•   Tugging                  definition.
•   Pleated             4.   The top right box is a
•   Strutting                synonym
•   Pincurls            5.   The bottom left box is a
•   Anchor                   context clue sentence.
•   Chandelier          6.   The bottom right box is a
•   Aisles                   visual of the word.
•   Kitchenettes
                  Chapter 1
• Read chapter 1.
• Answer the following questions as if you were
  – Where does our sense of identity come from?
  – How does environment shape our identity?
  – What identities, if any, are permanent and which
    do we have the power to change?
  – What roles do neighborhood and community play
    in shaping who we become?
 House Drawings and Descriptions
1. Make a detailed picture of the narrator’s flat on
   Loomis. Below your picture, write a paragraph of the
   type of flat she and her family lived in.
2. Make a detailed picture of the narrator’s house on
   Mango Street. Below your picture, write a paragraph
   of how she feels about that house.
3. Make a picture of the type of house you think the
   narrator would be happy in. Below your picture, write
   a paragraph as to what she means by, “I had to have a
   house. A real house.”
4. Make a picture of your ideal home. Write a paragraph
   as to why it makes it so special.
• Find out seven different homes that people
  around the world live in. Describe how each
  home is different based on weather of its
  region (i.e. Alaska vs. Hawaii).
• Pick out your favorite home as well as your
  least favorite. Tell why you picked these over
  the others.
Self Definition and Identity

          March 21
• What is the personal significance of your given
  name? Does your name mean different things
  to you, your family, and your friends? What
  are your nicknames? What do your nicknames
  mean to you and those who call you those
                    Journal example
• For example: My name is Michele Anne (Elaine) (Smith) Gonzalez. My first
  name means “One like the Lord” and my middle name is the name of
  Mary’s mother (from the Bible). The reason I received my name is because
  my mom was a huge Beatles fan and my first name came from a song. She
  also loved French, so that is why my name is spelled in the French style
  with one L. My middle name had to be a biblical name because I am
  Catholic and middle names are usually biblical or saintly. Growing up, I
  hated my name. People always misspelled it and I would get called
  Michael by new teachers. When I was being confirmed in my faith in 10th
  grade, I added the saint name Elaine to my name. This allowed me a bit of
  change. Then when I got married, I debated changing my name. I have no
  brothers, so Smith wont carry on. But eventually I chose to take my
  husband’s name. I am called Shelly by only one of my cousins and
  “Number 1” by my dad. My dad calls me this because I am the first born
  and he could never remember my sister’s and my names. So he calls us by
  numbers. I take this number seriously. I try to lead my sister by example
  and I always take responsibility for my actions, for others watch me and
  learn from me.
   Hairs, Boys and Girls, My Name
• Read and mark the text with your reactions and
• Style—the distinctive way in which a writer uses
  language, from how he/she puts sentences
  together to his/her choice of vocabulary and use
  of literary devices.
• How does Cisneros use style in these chapters?
• Where does Esperanza’s sense of identity come
• Complete handouts 7-12.
• Review Elements of Style handout together.
• Go back through the chapters read and mark
  the elements of style.
• Read Hairs writing prompt.
• Write your own Hairs.
• Hwk: complete a basic family tree. Due
  Monday, March 26.
Friendship and Neighborhood

          March 26
• Is living in a house your family owns different
  from living in a house or apartment your
  family rents? How?
• Are renters, owners, and homeless people all
  considered equal citizens in America? Why or
  why not?
    Cathy, Our Good Day, Laughter, Gil’s
•   Share “Hairs Modeling” assignments
•   Read and mark elements.
•   Compare markings.
•   Complete handouts 19-24.
•   Homework: Write a description of your
    neighborhood using the elements of style.
    Due Wednesday the 28th
               Family Tree
• Research one of your family members.
• Use handout for help.
• Let’s go to the computer lab.
March 28
                Chapter Titles
•   Look at the table of contents.
•   What do you notice about the chapter titles?
•   What do they suggest?
•   How creative are they?
               Your chapters
• Make a list of 10 actual significant events from
  your life which helped shape your sense of
• Give each event a creative title.
• Create a table of contents that displays all of
  these titles.
• Choose one title that you are going to turn
  into and autobiographical incident essay.
• Brainstorm and outline the essay.
Friendship and Neighborhood
           April 9
        Meme Ortiz and Louie
• Read, discuss, and text mark
• Complete handouts 25 & 26
               Your Vignette
• Write your vignette.
• Have 4 people edit the vignette.
Freedom & Entrapment

       April 11
• In what areas of your life are you most free to
  do what you like? In what areas of your life do
  you have the least freedom? Consider the
  roles of gender, race, religion, education, class,
  age, and upbringing play in limiting an
  individual’s freedom.
Marin, Those Who Don’t, Old Woman,
       Alicia, Darius, and Some
• Read and mark your elements
• Compare elements
• Complete handouts 27-34
• Rewrite Vignette.
• Have 4 people edit.
April 18
               House Chart
• In groups, complete the Houses in the Book
• You will find details from the story about
  several key places, as well as identify a
  significant quotation that captures something
  important about that place or what happens
           Map Project Day 1
• Go over handout and get started on project.
Growth and Maturity

      April 23
• How is growing into a teenage boy like moving
  into a new house/apartment? Compare the
  experience of moving into a new
  house/apartment to the experiences of being
  a teenager.
The Family, A Rice Sandwich, Chanclas,
          Hips, The First Job
• Read and text mark elements.
• How do Esperanza and her friends change?
• Complete handouts 25-35/
          Map Project Day 2
• Complete your map today

  April 25
            Outdoor charting
• Create a chart that has 5 columns. Label the
  columns: see, smell, touch, taste, hear.
• We are going to go outside and you are to list
  everything you can in the categories on your
• You will have 20 minutes to complete your
• Using your findings, create literary statements.

• For example: loud jet
• Alliteration, personification and
  onomatopoeia: The jealous jet swooshed past
  the kissing clouds.
                   Draft 1
• Now using your literary statements create a
  descriptive essay, in which you thoroughly
  paint the picture of the 20 minutes spend
• Then have 4 people edit your paper.
Gender Roles

   April 30
• Should parents/guardians raise their teenage
  girls in the same way they raise their teenage
  boys? Why or why not? What rules should be
  the same for girls and boys? What should be
  different? Do you have brothers, sisters,
  cousins, etc. who are treated differently from
  you because of gender? Explain.
                Pages 56-73
• Get into groups of 3.
• You will be assigned one chapter.
• You must read the chapter and mark the
• Then complete the cloze read activity for the
• Finally, you will come up and present your
  chapter to the class. No one else knows your
  chapter so you must be thorough.
             Descriptive Essay
• Let’s go type the essay.
May 2
         The 9/11 Disappeareds
•   Text Mark
•   Analysis Paragraph
•   Hwk: Handouts for Monday’s chapters
   Write a Story about this Person
• Today, you will be given a picture of a person.
  Your job is to tell the story of that person.
  What is happening to him/her? What is
  his/her life like? Etc.
• You get one shot. Make it good.
Fitting In

  May 7
• Describe a situation where you once felt really
  our of place or uncomfortable. Why did you
  feel this way?
• What does the word “outcast” mean? What
  kinds of attributes make people into outcasts?
  Why must society have outcasts?
                 Pages 74-87
•   Read and mark literary elements.
•   Discussion Points
•   Compare elements.
•   Complete handouts
                Picture Story
• You are going to receive a picture of a setting
  or object.
• You are to write a story that includes the
  setting or object.
• Hwk: Edit your story
May 9
              Theme article
• Analysis
• Questions
• Paragraph writing
           Picture Story Day 2
• Rewrite your picture story.
• Edit Story
• Write self reflection
Future Opportunities

       May 14
       Picture story & Research
• Type story in first hour of class
• In second hour, research types of rape, stories
  of rape victims, statistics and results
May 16
• What parts of your life would you most like to
  escape? Can you escape these elements at
  some point in your life? If so, how? If not, why
             Domestic Violence
•   Read the article and text mark it.
•   SOAPSTone
•   Questions
•   Paragraph
             Research Paper
• Using the information that you found on
  Monday, you are going to construct a research
• You will have sections like: defining types,
  stories, statistics, and your over all view of
  your findings.
• Today I want you to construct an outline of
  your research and write your intro paragraph.
May 21
              Pages 88-102
• Read, text mark, compare
• Complete Open Mind
• Complete handouts
         Research Paper Draft 1
• Write your first draft of your research paper.
• Hwk: get 3 people to edit your paper.
May 23
                Theme Article
•   Text mark
•   Soapstone
•   Questions
•   paragraph
               Rough Draft 2
•   Write Draft 2
•   Peer Edit
•   Reflection
•   Hwk: Typed essay due Wednesday, May 30th
Finding Home

   May 30
• What inspires you most in life? What do you
  see your future holding for you? What
  obstacles might stand in your way? In what
  ways will you attempt to overcome them and
  achieve your future desires?
                 Finish book
• Read
• Revisit essential questions
• Handouts
• At the end of the novel Esperanza says, “One day I’ll pack
  my bags of books and paper. One day I will say goodbye to
  Mango…Friends and neighbors will say, What happened to
  that Esperanza…They will not know I have gone away to
  come back. For the one’s I left behind” (110). Pretend that
  you are Esperanza and write a letter to one of the
  characters on Mango Street that you “left behind.” Discuss
  some of your memories of Mango Street, particularly the
  one’s that had a significant impact on how you view
  yourself and your community. Describe what you are doing
  now, and how your life on Mango St. prepared you for it.
  You should also include how you plan to “come back” for
  the others and how you intend to help them.
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