Handout is for the vignette "Pelos". Handout has fill in the blanks with the Present tense and a drawing activity. Key is provided.
I love this vignette because it's about how diverse each family can look; something very typical in Latino families due to our blend of three races; European, African, Indigenous. This vignette makes a nice addition to my Personal Identity unit.
After reading the vignette students break into smaller groups and discuss what identifies a person, and how they identify themselves. What makes each person unique? What physical features do they have that makes them unique or different than their parents and siblings?
Another vignette that ties in nicely with this subject is "Risa" in which Esperanza mentions that Nenny and her do not look like sisters because they're so different.
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.
Please feel free to check out the growing bundle for La casa en Mango Street which contains 22 + vignettes.