The handout is for the vignette "Los que no". Contains 10 questions for discussion. Great reading material to get students talking about racism. I had intended to only dedicate half the period to this vignette but it took longer because students really got into the discussion of racism in our society.
What I love about the House on Mango Street is that each vignette can be a lesson by itself without reading the entire novel. Each one is unique and great for character education and classroom discussions.
Another favorite vignette that connects nicely with the above vignette is
"Cathy, la reina de gatos" in which Cathy tells Esperanza that the neighborhood is turning bad because immigrants are moving in.
These two vignettes are a nice addition to the Families and Communities unit and provide teachable moments to discuss racism and discrimination.
Please feel free to view "Cathy, la reina de gatos":
Common Core Standards:
Identify the main idea and most supporting details contained in culturally authentic materials using electronic information and other sources related to targeted themes.
Recognize familiar words and phrases understand the main idea and infer the meaning of some highly contextualized unfamiliar spoken or written words in culturally authentic materials using electronic information and other sources related to targeted themes.
Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words and phrases in academic and formal contexts.