The House on Mango Street<br />Sandra Cisneros<br />
“In English my name means hope. In Spanish it means too many letters.”<br />Sandra Cisneros <br /><ul><li>Born in Chicago, IL in 1954
The third child and only surviving daughter of seven children born to Alfredo Cisneros de Moral and Elvira Cordero Anguiano
Cisneros spent her childhood moving back and forth between Chicago and Mexico City
The constant change of schools and neighborhoods left her feeling alone and isolated. She did not feel that she “fit in”
Cisneros was influenced by her mother , a voracious reader who wanted her daughter to break from tradition and become a writer</li></li></ul><li>"But the house on Mango Street is not the way they told it at all."<br />“The House on Mango Street” is a collections of vignettes that tell Sandra Cisneros’ story. Each vignette is a short scene or incident in her life. The purpose of each vignette is to give you a glimpse into what it was like growing up in a Latino home over 50 years ago and the cultural differences she faced. A lot of the cultural differences have changed for Latino children – however, much of the differences remain true. This autobiographical incident collection is Cisneros’ well-told story in a natural, honest voice. She uses vivid sensory details to engage you and also to reveal – sometimes implied, sometimes stated – the significance of each event. <br />
Vignettes are short scenes or incidents that give you a glimpse into someone’s life.
It is an autobiographical incident collection told in an honest, natural voice
It uses sensory detail to reveal the importance of each incident</li></li></ul><li>Activity 1 – “Me” BagCA ELA ST: L & Sp 1.7, 1.8, 2.1 a-d; Wr 1.2, 1.3CA ELD ST: Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication<br /><ul><li>Each of you will create a “Me” Bag that represent you
The bag should be decorated to represent different aspects of your life (i.e. family, friends, school, etc.)</li></ul>Inside your bag include a few personal items such as photos, mementoes, etc. <br /><ul><li>You will deliver a short oral presentation about yourself as well.
Your oral presentation should be written down for reference and included in your bag. Be sure to include proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.!</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Include as much sensory detail in your presentation as possible (see, hear, taste, feel, smell)
Use the following questions/prompts to construct your oral presentation:
Do you think it will maintain its value in the future?</li></li></ul><li>Activity 2 – Quick WriteCA ELA ST: 1.1CA ELD St: Organization & Focus<br />Read the following prompt and write as much as you can in 10 minutes. Try to get your thoughts down in complete sentences. Since this is a QW, grammar, spelling and proper mechanics are not graded until you write a revision.<br />Prompt:How does race and gender conflict in your personal life? Is one more important than the other? Do you think that culture plays an important role in the conflict?<br />
Activity 3 – Read Aloud<br />Each of you will be asked to read aloud from the text. I will be evaluating you on your fluency, clarity, audibility and pronunciation of the words. <br />
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