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I Get It! Breaking Down The Power of Names

Unit 2: Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: Working in pairs, then in groups of four, SWBAT determine the most concise expression of the main idea as a mini summary of an assigned paragraph from The New Yorker essay, "The Power of Names."

Big Idea: From "I have no idea what I just read" to "I get it!": Teaching students to map their way through dense text.

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