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Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th Good Morning Everyone: Today we are going to begin our new novel study as a class.

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3 Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th Good Morning Everyone: Today we are going to begin our new novel study as a class we will be reading The House on Mango Street. We are going to begin by taking a look at some background information on our author and the culture of the book then we will dive right in and have our first reading and writing assignment. Agenda 1.Unit Introduction- KWL, Unit Introduction 2. Background on the author and book 3. Reading pages Writing Assignment 1

4 Sandra Cisneros Born 1954 in Chicago Addresses issues of Hispanic American women House on Mango Street was first novel Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

5 Growing Up in Chicago Born in the Hispanic Quarter of Chicago in 1954 Mexican-American (Chicana) She was the only girl in a family of seven, and grew up in poverty Her parents emphasized education Her family moved often; she was shy and introverted, but connected with her community privately through writing chh/bio/cisneros_s.htm chh/bio/cisneros_s.htm /bio.html /bio.html Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

6 The House on Mango Street: Significance This is Cisneross first novel. It is a way to relate her cultural identity to her life and the lives of others. Cisneros seeks to break the cycle of defeats that women suffered due to social and religious stereotypes. Esperanza is an outlet for the authors views on the perceptions of women in her milieu. esources/chh/bio/cisneros_s.htm esources/chh/bio/cisneros_s.htm Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

7 The House on Mango Street: Structure The novel is told as a series of vignettes, 1-4 pages each There is no real chronological plot, but a series of insights into Esperanzas thoughts and feelings. The vignettes show the trends in behavior in the community and provide a contrast between strength and weakness, between freedom and bondage. The novel is dedicated A Las Mujeres, To the Women. Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

8 Vignette Short scene that focuses on one moment or gives insight into a character, idea, or setting Poetic language Simile Metaphor Imagery Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

9 The House on Mango Street: Narrator The work is narrated by Esperanza Cordero, thirteen, a Chicana girl in Chicago. Although told in the voice of a young girl, it addresses mature subject matter. In English, Esperanza means hope, and also, waiting. This choice of name is significant in the novel: the character and her independence represent a way out of the slums. As she watches her neighborhood, she decides that she will not become like the women she knows, trapped and powerless in a mans world. Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

10 About the Unit Essential Questions: 1. What defines a family? 2. Is conflict in a family inevitable? How do families change people? Topical Questions: 1. What lessons can we learn from reading about families in literature? Does an individual shape the family or family shape the individual ? How does a womans role in the family differ from a mans? Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

11 Essential Theme Questions How does environment shape our identity? What identities, if any, are permanent and which do we have the power to change? What roles do neighborhood and community play in shaping who we become? Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

12 House on Mango Street Themes Identity Community / Neighborhood Freedom / Growth Fitting In Coming of Age Home / Belonging Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

13 Day 1 Reading- Pages 3-11 Today we are going to read the first few pages of the book as a class then complete study guide questions which is your exit ticket and write a vignette. Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

14 Vignette 1 Your Assignment: What is in a name? Step 1- Find out whatever information you can about your name ( Why it was chosen for you? Who chose it? What does it mean in any language) Step 2- Create a page long vignette about your name similar to our main character. Step 3- Have it ready to turn in by Tuesday. **Use the next slide for an example. Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

15 Vignette 1 – My Name Example Step 1 What is in a name Why it was chosen for you? – My mother chose my name because it reminded her of a actor she liked on the soaps- Erica Kane Who chose it?- My mother chose my name What does it mean in any language? My name was originally from Scandinavia and it means Honorable Ruler in Danish. Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

16 Vignette 1 – My Name Example- Step 2 In Danish, the name Erica means- honorable ruler. In America it has no meaning except for the female version of Eric. The sound of my name is almost like the sun because its sound is bright and breath taking. It is the hope that my family needed, it is the courage that my mother yearned for it is the spirit that brightened up each and everyday. It is the love that my father always wanted. If I could change my name it would be Africa because it is bold strong and complete. As a kid I have always wanted to belong to something bigger than me. Read more: names/Erica.asp#ixzz2vDQLpbVqhttp://www.meaning-of-names.com/Danish- names/Erica.asp#ixzz2vDQLpbVq Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

17 The House on Mango Street: Characters Alicia, the medical student who is still bound to her old fears. Marin, who waits. Beautiful Rafaela, the modern-day Rapunzel. Rosa Vargas, with too many children, crying for the husband who left. Mamacita, who dreams of the pink house she left behind and refuses to speak English. Sally, the subject of abuse until she marries, to escape, before eighth grade, and moves from Mango Street into into another sort of trap. And then there is Esperanza, who is like the skinny trees outside her tiny window, who longs for a house all her own, who starts her own quiet war. Novel Study Unit Day 1- Novel Introduction March 7 th - March 10 th

18 Works Cited Page c.us/gvilleh/departs/English/AuthorProjects/Sandra%2520 Cisneros.ppt&sa=U&ei=o44YU_PJDdLrkQe23oCIBg&ved= 0CBsQFjAA&sig2=mlrckQyEGuM2Z422Fo_rAQ&usg=AFQ jCNHuVq2ZROSylIz21hqK02a88Z9Ltg es.com/file/view/The%2BHouse%2Bon%2BMango%2BStre et.ppt&sa=U&ei=o44YU_PJDdLrkQe23oCIBg&ved=0CCAQ FjAB&sig2=LCH9rco-Te hH1Dg&usg=AFQjCNGGlNqsIZB- KG85BsTpSswPaotZgA


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