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This task requires students to practice writing, speaking, and listening skills as they evaluate the use of stereotyping in Sandra Cisneros' novel "The House on Mango Street."
First, students write a constructed response citing textual evidence in the vignettes "Those Who Don't," "Louie, His Cousin, & His Other Cousin," "There Was an Old Woman . . .", and "A Rice Sandwich." Next, they partner up to share and compare their findings. Then, they join another set of partners and prove their listening skills by reporting what their partner said rather than what they wrote about. Finally, students either defend or refute a claim about stereotyping and cite textual evidence in their writing.