Short vignette titled "Una casa propia" from the novel "La casa en Mango Street."
There are seven questions for close reading and inference. Key is provided.
Great for HW assignment since it's short. The next day, I group students and they compare their answers and discuss the vignette.
This vignette makes a nice addition to my Family and Communities unit. I have students talk about the house of their dreams. Where would they live? What neighborhood? What city? How many rooms they would like to have in their dream house? What colors would they paint each room? etc. Great writing prompt for the Conditional tense.
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.