The House on Mango Street product has 22 assignments for a total of 45 pages. It can even be used in the classroom if you're reading the novel for guided reading or in small groups. The product can also be a great resource for homework.
For each assignment, students must fill out a graphic organizer relating to figurative language. They identify three different types of figurative language in the reading, the type of figurative language, and then analyze the text for its deeper meaning.
In addition to this task, students answer analysis questions related to the novel.
The 22 assignments ask questions about each chapter and on a variety of skills such as the following:
• Identifying main idea and support using details from the text
• Identifying and analyzing parts of plot – how elements of a story interact
• Identify conflict and types of conflict
• Analyze how conflict affects characters and creates suspense
• Analyze character and make inferences about character motivation
• Identify and analyze symbols for their deeper meaning
• Identify themes of the text and explain the lesson learned
At the end of each assignment students must also identify an example of figurative language and draw the visualization. The end of each chapter leaves space for a Do Now (bell ringer, beginning of the class question) and a mini-reading quiz for students to make sure they are reading - customizable for you classroom.
The first page is a homework/classwork responsibility sheet. For each assignment the student turns in, completed, and on time, they receive a stamp. Incomplete homework receives an X and stamp, and missed homework results in an X. Students love a fully stamped homework sheet!