The House on Mango Street Group Presentations
We will be doing things a little differently with our study of The House on Mango Street. First, we will be reading the entire book in class together. We will read the first four chapters/ vignettes together, and then you will present the rest of the book. Each of you will be working in groups of three to present 4-6 different chapters/ vignettes to us (11-14 pages each).
Your responsibilities include the following:
1. You will be responsible for reading all your assigned vignettes out loud to the class. You should practice reading them loudly and clearly, using effective voice inflection, pausing when necessary, etc. (Think back to your best ACS skills!).
2. Ask the class at least five open-ended discussion questions based on your section. Questions should focus on the following:
· At least two of them should make a connection to a larger societal issue
· At least one of them should make a curriculum connection—in other words, it should tie in to something else we have read or discussed this year.
· At least one of them should be a question, which makes a narrative connection—in other words: how does this particular section connect to the rest of Cisneros’s novel on a thematic level? Also, consider Cisneros’s writing style; her use of motif, simile, metaphor.
3.Design one creative activity to do when you and your group are presenting Your activity should last approximately 10 minutes and it must connect to your assigned chapters in some way. (It could be a writing activity, an artistic activity, a game, etc.—be creative!)
Group and Chapter Assignments
Group 1: Chapters 5-9 pp. 12-22
Group 2: Chapters 10-15 pp. 23-34
Group 3: Chapters 16-19 pp. 35-48
Group 4: Chapters 20-23 pp. 49-61
Group 5: Chapters 24-29 pp. 62-75
Group 6: Chapters 30-34 pp. 76-87
Group 7: Chapters 35-39 pp. 88-100
Group 8: Chapters 40-44 pp. 101-109