This is a PowerPoint of 58 (!) different writing and discussion prompts covering the major themes in Like Water for Chocolate.
The prompts are meant to encourage students to write creatively as well as discuss the novel using literary tools.
The prompts are in a sequence that matches up with the the novel.
The slides are bare, as they are merely meant to convey the tasks and thinking points. This is not a lecture.
Teachers could assign these prompts as homework to guide the reading, as journal entries for the start of class, or as elbow partner discussion topics.