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...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Character Analysis - "Edna's Ruthie" from The House on Mango Street
The residents of Mango Street come alive because of the language Sandra Cisneros uses. Readers examine this language, particularly appositives, to see how how Cisneros builds the character of Edna's Ruthie.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Elements of Style: Literary Devices
How does an author develop his or her personal writing style? This presentation starts by looking at E.E. Cummings and some of his most notable works. As an author with a lot of style, he's the perfect example! Then, terms such as...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Figurative Language: Metaphors
I am an artichoke! I’m prickly and tough on the outside, but underneath the layers I have a great heart. After listening to a definition of metaphor, learners discuss two examples and then explain the similarities between two seemingly...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Shakespearean Soliloquy Fluency: A Close Reading and Analysis of "To be or not to be"
Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy (Act III, scene i) gets the close reading treatment in a group of skill building exercises. As an engagement activity, class members assume the role of a WWE wrestler, a kindergarten teacher, ninja...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Mixing Metaphors with Politics
Students discuss different literary devices and use them to write summaries of New York Times articles dealing with international news. They reflect on the effectiveness and appropriateness of sports metaphors in the political arena.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable