The House on Mango Street Literature Guide PACKET | DISTANCE LEARNING

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The House on Mango Street 122-page novel study unit: complete lesson, activity, analysis and assessment bundle complete with student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and more aligned with the Common Core State Standards for grades 9-12. Designed for as much or as little teacher instruction or intervention as you desire, students will be able to self-direct their study in many cases, making it perfect for in-person or distance learning. Please note, however, that this product is a PDF only and will need modification for use in Google Classroom.

Here's what Mariah M. said: This is an amazing unit. As a first year teacher, I was stressing out so much about teaching poetry for the first time. This really broke it down for me to see. Literally everything you need for the unit is in this bundle. Life-saver and well worth the money!

Erin B. said: This is one of the best purchases I have ever made! This bundle provides you with everything you need to properly teacher The House on Mango Street. This is my first time teaching this book and I actually feel prepared every day because of these resources.

This The House on Mango Street Literature Guide includes:

  • Biography on author Sandra Cisneros with corresponding questions about the article
  • Historical Context article: The Mexican Population in Chicago with corresponding questions about the article
  • Article on Novellas and Vignettes
  • A list of Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities for use before reading the novel
  • Pre-Reading Activity on Thematic Literary Elements
  • Anticipation Guide for personal reflection about the themes of the novel before reading
  • Vocabulary Lists With and Without Definitions
  • Defined list of Allusions, Slang, and Spanish Words
  • Note-Taking and Response Chart for student-centered note-taking and reflection during reading
  • Comprehension and Analysis Questions, based upon Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's DOK
  • Specific CCS-Based Reading: Literature Activities on:
    • Sequence
    • Figurative Language
    • Character Interaction
    • Setting and Theme
    • Theme and Character - Gender Roles
    • Referential Texts

  • •Specific CCS-Based Writing and Language Activities on:
    • Sentence Structure
    • Parallel Structure
    • Context Clues
    • Allusions
    • Colons
    • Task, Audience, and Purpose

  • Reading Comprehension Quizzes
  • Two Versions of the Final Test - One entirely multiple choice for use with bubble-like testing forms
  • Sample Agenda and Teacher Notes
  • Novel Summary
  • Post-Reading Activities and Alternative Assessment Ideas
  • Essay and Writing Ideas
  • Two Project Rubrics and a Response to Literature Rubric for help with grading projects and essays
  • Complete Answer Key

Ashley V. said: I feel like I've been searching forever for a great The House on Mango Street resource. I am so excited to have found this! I bought it this morning and have already used it with my students. I'm loving it so far and can't wait to keep diving in!

Sarah P. said: This is a great resource! This is not my first unit bought from Secondary Solutions. I'm a repeat customer because these units are very thorough and there is always more content than I need, which is definitely a good thing!


Please Note: Common Core State Standards have not been individually notated within this Guide. Activities and lessons for this Guide are aligned with the CCSS, however, Comprehension Check Questions, quizzes, and tests may not expansively address the full rigor of the Common Core.


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