Geraldo No Last Name by Sandra Cisneros - Print & Digital

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Grade Levels
8th - 9th
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This lesson on “Geraldo No Last Name” by Sandra Cisneros (a chapter from The House on Mango Street) can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Drive resources (primarily Google Docs unless otherwise noted as Google Slides, Google Forms, etc.). These resources include support for struggling readers and writers and/or special education students, such as guided notes, graphic organizers, and sentence frames and suggested transitions for writing.

This lesson focuses on the skills of writer’s style and point of view. The terms covered are: writer’s style, diction, sentence structure, literal language, figurative language, simile, metaphor, personification, imagery, tone, mood, first person point of view, and third person omniscient, objective, and limited point of view.


*Note taking Google Slides with guided practice

*Note taking glossary for writer's style and point of view

*Reading guide with writer's style application

*Reading guide with point of view application

*Constructed response prompt (Google Slides)

*Structured constructed response forms for struggling writers

*Usage guide

*Answer keys

*Common Core (CCSS) alignment

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Total Pages
9 Files
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Teaching Duration
4 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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