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New Review The House on Mango Street Activity Pack
Enrich your study of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros with a selection of related activities. This packet contains nine activities that go from prereading through wrapping up the novel. You'll find activities for studying author's style, theme, literary terms, and more.
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Characterization and Theme: "A Start"
Explore with your class how Elizabeth Buhot develops the theme of alienation in the way she depicts the isolation of her characters in “A Start.” The richly detailed plan includes a reading check, discussion questions, vocabulary exercises, post-reading activity and extensions are included.
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan 9: Writing Really Good Dialogue
Good dialogue in a narrative moves the story forward, creates tension, and reveals something about the characters and their relationships with one another. The series of exercises included in this resource give writers a chance to practice crafting conversations between their characters.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The American Dream: Gatsby on the Stage
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past..." Use this Great Gatsby novel study lesson to reinforce literary analysis in your class. Working in groups, young readers write a script for a chosen scene from the novel.
8th - 11th English Language Arts
Take some time to write multiple play scripts about connecting with nature in your class. The first script is entirely collaborative. The class decides on characters and a first line, individuals choose a second line of dialogue and then pass their notebooks around in a circle, adding a line to each script that passes through.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story could start: beginning, inciting incident, middle, and end.
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan 17: Novel, Take 2
It's all about using peer resources in this writing process instructional activity, which includes a fantastic novel revision worksheet packet. Learners have read a partner's story draft the night before, and groups have a "lightning round of praise" giving compliments about the novel they read.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
Present the class with a slide show that will give them a great head start in writing expository and narrative texts. The information is highlighted for easy note taking, well organized, and presented in a kid-friendly manner. It provides tips and strategies for writing well constructed pieces, vocabulary, lists of similes and metaphors, and grammar practice that focus on writing to interest a reader.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Playwriting: Getting Ideas
Tenth graders explore ideas for a short play. Ideas are generated through improvisation, articles, quotes, writing exercises, and current events. As playwrights, 10th graders discover the techniques used to develop complex characters and creative dialogue.
10th Visual & Performing Arts
Said Is Dead
Students revise writing to improve organization and word choice. They check for logic, order of ideas and precision of vocabulary. Students list different verbs for the word "said." They write dialogue in which the speakers tell a story through conversation.
3rd - 11th English Language Arts
Dialogue Tags/ Synonyms for Said
Sixth graders analyze dialogue tags. In this synonyms lesson students work in groups analyzing a personal narrative. They enter the words onto a classroom chart as well as their notes or journal. The students replace tags with more descriptive choices from the word bank.
6th English Language Arts
Word Choice in Writing
Sixth graders explore language arts by writing dialogue. In this vocabulary choice lesson plan, 6th graders identify synonyms and the importance of using a thesaurus while writing dialogue in their own original work. Students revise and edit their writing based on notes given to them from a peer.
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Cyrano De Bergerac: Understanding Drama Through Characterization and Dialogue
Students explore three major dramatic concepts using Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. In this dramatic concepts lesson, students research the concepts of universal theme, characterization, and dialogue using the given text. Students give an interpretive performance of the play, write a character analysis paper, and defend a thesis using text evidence.
8th English Language Arts
Write On: Lesson 15
Sixth graders discuss how seeing a situation or story from different points of view can change how you see things around you. In This language arts lesson plan, 6th graders punctuate dialogue and practice becoming better speakers. A game of Human Bingo is played.
6th English Language Arts