The House on Mango Street unit features 8 learning tasks and 1 unit culminating performance task focused on several key reading literary skills. Students will analyze how complex characters are revealed in the text and discuss how the themes are developed and symbols are utilized. In the House on Mango Street learning tasks, students also will analyze the figurative and connotative meanings of selected lines from the text and explore how the create coherence within the selection. Students will analyze how Cisneros treats and develops the search for identify in the selection by viewing a Ted Talk featuring multicultural actress, Thandie Newton. Students, additionally, will explore how the author builds interest for the reader by creating their own movie trailers after viewing trailers of the films, "Man of Steel" and "Avengers."
Common Core House on Mango Street Unit Learning Tasks
by Dr. Joel Boyce
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