"American History" by Judith Ortiz Cofer: Close Reading Lesson for ELA 9-12
This lesson guides students through a close reading of Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “American History,” a short story told from the perspective of a young Puerto Rican girl living in New Jersey. Students will use this text to make insights about the American experience.
What does Judith Ortiz Cofer reveal about the American experience in the United States in her short story “American History”?
1. Cite and analyze strong and thorough textual evidence from “American History” to address the guiding question
2. Analyze specific word choice to determine how words and phrases affect meaning and tone
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