Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Nice to meet you, Esperanza: Introduction to "The House on Mango Street" - Section 3: Pre-Reading Partner Discussions: Discover What You Know about Intolerance

 

At the end of this lesson, one of my students said to me, "I really liked discussing these topics with partners. I think it was a great way to introduce the book."

Oh how I wish a camera was rolling when she said this, but you'll just have to take my word for it. Overall, the students seemed to really get involved in these discussions. Some of their responses revealed some biases, but we were able to talk about them safely and without fear. I teased some of my students about being sexist when they proclaimed that women were more suited to certain tasks, but it was all in fun. I'm looking forward to productive discourse throughout this unit.

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Nice to meet you, Esperanza: Introduction to "The House on Mango Street"

Unit 5: The Search for Identity: "The House on Mango Street"
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Objective: SWBAT initiate and participate in a range of discussions about sensitive topics in "The House on Mango Street" and explain what the text tells us about Esperanza by citing evidence from the text.

Big Idea: Your opinions matter: Students weigh in on issues related to race, dating, public policy, etc.

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