Use this powerpoint to introduce Hispanic Literature and the short story "And of Clay Are We Created."
The powerpoint covers the following concepts:
Background of the author
Background of the story
The "Boom" of Hispanic Literature
Allusion in the title
Objective / Subjective
Sensationalism in the Media (and how it relates to the news coverage of the character's death)
Samples of sensationalism in the news: great video clip and images of news articles for discussion
Quick activities students do to better interact with the discussion
A link to a talkshow about sensationalism
Pictures of Omayra Sanchez, the real Azucena
Discussion questions to get the students thinking about the themes of the books.
This powerpoint is interactive and contains places for student participation. The information is presented in an interesting way, and is concise.