Sandra Cisneros writes many short stories that grab the attention of readers of all ages. The short story "Eleven" is one of these stories.In this lesson, I provide a way for teachers to capitalize on the use of figurative language while helping students ask the bigger "life questions". I have provided in-depth questions, essay prompts, simple teaching strategies, and a bonus activity. Teacher instructions and my thoughts on how and why I teach this lesson are included.
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