Reflection: Pacing Nice to meet you, Esperanza: Introduction to "The House on Mango Street" - Section 5: Reading and Discussing: Section 1 (pp. 3-11)


The students did a good job of evaluating (and sometimes judging Esperanza) in their "turn and talk" discussions. The students discovered that she doesn't like much, including her name and her house. Overall, I think my students are good at staying focused on the topics during discussions, but it is important to keep the pace moving quickly by using a timer so that discussions don't veer off topic. It is also important to circulate and listen to what they are saying so that they know that I am holding them accountable for staying focused and doing the work.

  What do we know about Esperanza?
  Pacing: What do we know about Esperanza?
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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"
Lesson 1 of 7

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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