2 House on Mango StreetThe next couple of slides are going to pose some questions. I want you to write the question and then take a couple minutes to answer it in your own opinion.These questions we will be discussing and talking about over the next several weeks as we read through this book and work on our writing portfolio.
3 What is Racism?Firstly, racism is, “The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.” Secondly, racism is, “Discrimination or prejudice based on race.”
4 What is Racial Discrimination? Racial discrimination, in law, is any act that treats people of other races in a different manner.
5 What are the rights of the child? All children have the rights guaranteed by the Convention, without discrimination of any kind;The best interests of the child should always be a primary consideration;Every child has the right to life, survival and development; andThe child's view should be taken into account in all decisions affecting his/her life.Other rights include the right to a name, a nationality and family ties; freedom of thought, conscience and religion; the right to protection from all forms of violence; to an adequate standard of living; to quality education; and the right to play and rest.
6 What are the rights of women? There are 16 articles explaining the rights of women.
7 What are Human Rights and who determines when a right is applicable? Human Rights: The rights you have simply because you are human.Human rights are based on the principle of respect for the individual. Their fundamental assumption is that each person is a moral and rational being who deserves to be treated with dignity. They are called human rights because they are universal. Whereas nations or specialized groups enjoy specific rights that apply only to them, human rights are the rights to which everyone is entitled—no matter who they are or where they live—simply because they are alive.
8 Chapter: House on Mango Street What is revealed about Esperanza and her neighborhood.Consider how Esperanza might answer the essential questions at this point in the novel.
9 House on Mango Street Packet As we go through the book there will be various different assignments you will be required to complete. Look at your packet and lets flip through it and discuss some things that you will be asked to complete.
10 House on Mango Street Packet Vocabulary: needs to be completed by Fri 1/27!Character Chart: Main character names will be given and you need to fill the first column outElements of style: Notes will be given with examplesHairs Writing Assignment: will be explained when we get to it in the book.Houses in the Book: will be explained when we reach it in the book.Map Project: will be explained when we reach it in the bookConflict Dissection: will be explained when we reach it in the book9/11 Disappeared ArticleDouble Entry JournalOpen Mind AssignmentWriting AssignmentImportant QuotesStudy Questions: these follow the order of the book and need to be completed as you go along. In the end they will need to be typed because they count for part of your portfolio grade.Portfolio RubricPaper Rubric
11 Character Chart Names to put in your character chart Esperanza Rachel & LucySallyNennyMarinPapaMamaAliciaCathyCarlos & KikiMeme Ortiz
12 Stylistic NotesStyle: the distinctive way in which a writer uses language, from how he/she puts sentences together to hi/her choice of vocabulary and use of literary devicesMetaphor: a comparison between two things that are basically dissimilar in which one thing becomes another.Example: “But my mother’s hair…is the warm smell of bread before you bake it.”
13 Stylistic NotesSimile: a comparison between things that are basically dissimilar using “like” or “as” to make the comparison.Example: “My papa’s hair is like a broom”Personification: the act of giving human qualities to something that is not human.Example: “And me, my hair is lazy.”
14 Stylistic NotesAlliteration: the repetition of similar consonant sounds within a phrase or sentence.Example: “It is the smell when she makes room for you on her side of the bed still warm with her skin.”Repetition: the act of repeating words or phrases for dramatic effect.Example: In “Hairs” the words “hair”, “holding you”, and “rain” are repeated.Sensory Details: images and/or details that emphasize our senses to recreate a scene for the reader.Example: “The snoring, the rain, and Mama’s hair that smells like bread.”
15 Day 2 JournalPart 1: What is the personal significance of your given name (first, middle, and last)? Does your name mean different things to you, your family, and your friends? What are your nicknames? What do your nicknames mean to you and those who call you those names?
16 Read pg 3-11 Discuss Esperanza’ s sense of self. Hairs assignment Ongoing Project for the book.Now that we have started the book. You need to keep a sheet of notebook paper by your side and whenever you come across a literary device write down the page number and the beginning phrase. You will then make this neat and turn it in as part of your portfolio project.
17 Day 3: JournalPart 2: Is living in a house your family owns different from living in a house or apartment your family rents? How? Are renters, owners, and homeless people all considered equal citizens in American? Why or why not?
19 Day 4 JournalPart 3: 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 of gender, race, religion, education, class, age, and upbringing play in limiting an individual’s personal freedom.
20 Read pg 26-38 Discuss Houses in the Book Chart Assignment Discuss Mango Street Map Project.
21 Day 5 JournalPart 4: How is growing into a teenage body (physically, mentally, and emotionally) like moving into a new house/apartment? Compare the experiences of moving into a new house/apartment to the experiences of being a teenager.
22 Read pg 39-55Pay particular attention to how Esperanza and her friends are changing as adolescence sets in.
23 Day 6 JournalPart 5: Should parents/guardians raise their teenage girls in the same way that they raise their teenage boys? Why or why not? What rules should be the same for girls or boys? What should be different? Do you have brothers, sisters, cousins, etc who are treated differently from you because of gender? Explain.
24 Read pg 56-73 Group work with Conflict Dissection. Each group will be assigned a chapter and they will dissect that chapter and fill in the chart in regards to their assigned chapter.Discuss Geraldo No Last NameDiscuss immigration and documentationWhat is an undocumented worker?Who gets to be a citizen in this country?What rights do citizens have that non-citizens do not?Read 9/11 Disappeared. Mark/highlight any information that you learn about undocumented workers.
25 Day 7 JournalPart 6: Describe a situation where you once felt really out of place or uncomfortable. Why did you feel this way? What does the word “outcast” mean? What kinds of attributes make people into outcasts? Why must society have outcasts?
26 Read pg 74-87 Add comments to the Esperanza’s sense of self chart. Double entry journal: Discuss requirements
27 Day 8 JournalPart 7: What parts of you life would you most like to escape? Can you escape these elements at some point in your life? If so, how? If not, why not?
28 Today After quiz… Read House on Mango Street 93-121 Work on Double Entry JournalFinish Packet Assignments
29 Read pgDiscuss the accounts Esperanza recounts about domestic violence and rape.Open Minded Diagram
30 Day 9 JournalPart 8: What inspires you most in life? What do you see your future holding for you? What obstacles might stand in your way? In what ways will you attempt to overcome them and achieve your future desires?
31 Read pgLetter Home: At the end of the novel Esperanza says, “One day I’ll pack my bags of books and paper. One day I will say goodbye to Mango…Friends and neighbors will say, What happened to that Esperanza…They will not know I have gone away to come back. For the one’s I left behind” (110)
32 Letter HomePretend you are Esperanza and write a letter to one of the characters on Mango Street that you “left behind”. Discuss some of your memories of Mango Street, particularly the one’s that had a significant impact on how you view yourself and your community. Describe what you are doing now and how your life on Mango Street prepared you for it. You should also include how you plan to “come back” for the others and how you intend to help them. Needs to be at least a page in length.This will be included in your portfolio.
33 Important QuotesIn English my name means hope. In Spanish it means too many letters. It means sadness, it means waiting.Esperanza’s characterization of her name shows how she channels her dissatisfaction with her given name into creativity and word play. When Esperanza says her name means “waiting” she has taken the Spanish verb esperar, which means “to wait or expect,” and superimposed it on the noun hope.
34 Important QuotesUntil then I am a red balloon, a balloon tied to an anchor.Esperanza describes herself as a red balloon before she has made any friends in her new neighborhood. Until she has a best friend with whom she can share her secrets and who will understand her jokes, she believes she will be a red balloon. The image of the balloon suggests she feel like she is floating and that she feels isolated. The color red suggests that she stands out.
35 Important QuotesShe looked out the window her whole life, the way so many women sit their sadness on an elbow. I wonder if she made the best with what she got or was she sorry because she couldn’t be all the things she wanted to be. Esperanza. I have inherited her name, but I don’t want to inherit her place by the window.
36 ExplainedEsperanza says this of her great-grandmother. Esperanza resolves not to end up like her great-grandmother even before she meets the other trapped women on Mango Street. By repeatedly connecting the window image to the trapped women on Mango St., Cineros depicts a row of third-floor apartments as jail cells. Some of these women are stuck in these cells because their husbands, but Esperanza implies that some of them could do more to change their situation.
37 Important QuotesSally, you lied, you lied. He wouldn’t let me go. He said I love you, I love you, Spanish girl.After a group of boys sexually assualt her at the carnival, she repeats the accusation that her friend lied, blaming Sally for the assualt instead of the boys who have hurt and traumatized her. Esperanza blames Sally for not returning after she goes off with an older boy, but the accusation goes deeper than that. Esperanza is angry that girls perpetuate the myth that sex goes hand in hand with love.Esperanza’s accusation here is the culmination of a theme that is implicit in much of this novel; men will not change, so women need to help each other.
38 Important QuotesNo, this isn’t my house I say and shake my head as if shaking could undo the year I’ve lived here. I don’t belong. I don’t ever want to come from here.This is Esperanza’s reply to Alicia after Alicia insists that Esperanza does have a house, and that it is right there on Mango St. This exchange occurs near the end of the novel, when Esperanza is realizing she does indeed belong on Mango St. She has realized she is not intrinsically different from the other women in her neighborhood.
39 PortfolioWhen you are ready to turn in your portfolio you need to make sure it is in the order specified and that it meets all the required elements.
40 Portfolio Order of Portfolio: Artistic Cover Table of Contents Introduction that explains what will be in portfolio and what the most memorable assignment was.Rough Draft/ Final Draft/ Rubric of Writing Prompt 1-8Hairs Writing AssignmentOpen Mind DiagramMango Street DEJHouses in the Book AssignmentLetter Home rough draft/ final draft/ rubricStudy Questions Typed