September 3-4, 2013
I can apply knowledge of word meanings, roots, etc.
I can evaluate the importance of each vignette in
order to demonstrate my understanding of identity.
I can apply literary devices within my own writing.
Bell Ringer
 Read the questions and all the answer options.
 Read the passage carefully.
 Answer questions 21- 24 on your bell ringer sheet AND
explain why you chose that answer.
 Place this under the bell ringer section in your binder.
Work with a partner to discover the parts of speech in the
following sentences.You are looking for nouns, verb(s),
pronouns, and adjectives. Underline nouns once. Underline
verbs twice. Circle the main verb. Box pronouns. Star the
1. Next year, Belinda will help us with the homecoming plans.
2. Yesterday, Reggie worked until the garage was clean and the
trash was in bags.
3. Pour the batter into a greased and floured baking pan.
Grammar Check
*Next year, Belinda will help us with the *homecoming plans.
2. Yesterday, Reggie worked until the garage was *clean and the
trash was in bags.
3. (You) Pour the batter into a *greased and *floured *baking
 We will take an in-depth look at some very important
vocabulary words.
 Please look at the model provided.
 Work with a partner to fill out your vocabulary sheet for the
word: Indisposed.
 Keep these handy because you will be tested over these words.
 Pre-reading #3 question: In what areas of your life are
you most free to do what you like? In what areas of your life
do you have the least freedom? Consider the roles gender,
race, religion, education, class, age, and upbringing play in
limiting an individual’s personal freedom.
 Do gender, race, religion,…etc., factor into what a parent may
or may not give the child freedom to do?
 For example, do parents allow boys or girls to stay out later or
does it matter?
Read and Discuss (pages 26-38)
Who is Marin? Why is she unable to leave her house? How does she plan to change her
situation? Why do Esperanza and her friends admire her?
"Those Who Don't"
How do outsiders see Esperanza's neighborhood? How does Esperanza feel when she
visits other neighborhoods?
"There Was an Old Woman She Had So Many Children She Didn't Know
What to Do"
Why does Rosa Vargas cry every day? Why do her children misbehave? What happens to
her son Angel?
"Alicia Who Sees Mice"
How does Alicia's father treat her efforts to get an education?
“ Darius and the Clouds”
What is the significance of the sky, the butterflies, and the flowers?
“And Some More”
Why does the chapter (vignette) end with a recitation of the four girls’ names?
 How do each of these vignettes express identity or a piece of identity?
Write your next vignette…
 Choose 1 of the following topics to write your next
vignette. This time, please use at least 1 simile, 1
metaphor, and 1 piece of imagery.
A. Describe one place that makes you feel safe and secure, and
one place that makes you feel awkward and insecure.
B. Describe your neighborhood using interesting words and
C. Pick something from your world and describe it from a
child's perspective.
 Please underline your use of literary devices.
Exit Slip
 Draw a map of at least 5 places on Mango Street: character’s
houses, apartments, stores, etc. You may also add other
significant features of the neighborhood like pets, objects,
trees, etc.
 Select one quotation from the novel for each building or
feature of the street and copy it onto your map in a physically
or symbolically appropriate location. (For example if I were
talking about Esperanza’s house, I might write the quotation
“It’s small and red with tight steps in front and windows so
small you’d think they were holding their breath” (4) on the
windows of the house.)