Help your students deepen their analytical skills with a close reading of Sandra Cisneros's "A Smart Cookie," an excerpt from The House on Mango Street. This text is often seen on ELA standardized tests and yields deep thinking questions that sharpen inferencing and interpretative skills. All-inclusive product provides text, comprehension/analysis questions, and short constructed response essays. Super sub friendly - keep them learning even when you're not there!
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