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The materials included in this short story unit allow students to fully appreciate and analyze "Only Daughter" by Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros is a critically acclaimed multicultural writer and "Only Daughter" does not disappoint. The activities incorporate common core skills like citing evidence, author's point of view, tone, connotation, characterization, and more. If you are looking for an authentic and engaging way to have students interact with multicultural literature, this is the perfect supplement for you.
~ Pre-reading “Gender Roles” Article Assignment
~ Pre-reading Spanish Vocabulary Worksheet
~ During Reading Comprehension questions
~ After reading Explanatory Writing Task
~ After Reading Cultural Interview Project with Argumentative Response
~ Multiple Choice Assessment
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 (read for explicit and implicit meanings, citing evidence)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 (determine central ideas)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 (analyze characters)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 (analyzing connotations of words/phrases)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6 (analyze author point of view/purpose)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.1 (write arguments)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2 (write informative/explanatory texts)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 (conduct research based on focus questions)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 (gather relevant information from sources)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1 (prepare/participate in collaborations)
I hope you and your students enjoy!
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Keywords: Only Daughter, Sandra Cisneros, short story unit, short stories, Eleven, House on Mango Street, Geraldo No Last Name, author's purpose, tone, characterization, gender roles, gender bias, multicultural, Mexican literature, Latin American, informative writing, explanatory writing, rhetorical analysis, argumentative writing, argument writing, common core, CCSS unit, CCSS aligned