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1 “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros
Literature Imagery House on Mango Street “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros

2 Bell Ringer: Th. 11/8 Write about your most memorable birthday ever. How old were you turning? How did you celebrate? Who did you celebrate with and what made it so memorable?

3 “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros
Survey the text. Make a prediction. Highlight Figurative Language: Metaphors, similes, hyperbole, and personification. Circle unfamiliar words. Use context clues to try and figure out the meaning. Write a main idea sentence or draw a picture after each paragraph or section.

4 “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros T.B. R11
Term Definition Example from text What it means Metaphor Simile Personification (P.aragraph 18) Hyperbole (page 916)

5 “Eleven” How would you describe the author’s style?
How does the use of figurative language improve the story? What is the theme?

6 Common Core Standard: Reading Literature 8.1
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

7 Common Core Standard: Reading Literature 8.1
Definition Synonyms The author’s message; life-lesson of a story Moral Lesson Message Theme Examples Picture Love conquers all Hard work can lead to success

8 Write a letter to Sandra Cisneros
Letter to the Author (Textbook page R23) Write a business letter to Sandra Cisneros that explains what you liked about her chapter from “Eleven” from her book House on Mango Street. Communicate with Cisneros how the figurative language influences the overall message. Discuss what life lesson you learned from “Eleven” . Your letter should be written in proper business letter format. Your letter must be at least four paragraphs long and end with a closing.

9 Writing a Memoir It focuses and reflects on the relationship between the writer and a particular person, place, animal, or object. It explains the significance of the relationship. It leaves the reader with one impression of the subject of the memoir. It is limited to a particular phase, time period, place, or recurring behavior in order to develop the focus fully. It makes the subject of the memoir come alive. It maintains a first person point of view.

10 Making Connections This reminds me of______________
She is just like my _______________ because___________ Something just like this happened to me when_ __________

11 Critical Thinking Questions
What is special about the day in this story? What article of clothing causes difficulties? What must Rachel do at the end of math period? How is the mix-up straightened out? 5. How does Rachel feel at the end of the story?

12 Critical Thinking Questions
6. Explain how Rachel can be eleven, but also all her younger ages as well. (Interpret) 7. Why can’t Rachel speak up to tell Mrs. Price the sweater is not hers? (Infer) 8. Why does Rachel react so strongly to being given the sweater? (Draw conclusion) 9. Why does Rachel say the cake will be ‘too late”? (Interpret) 10. In what ways do past years stay with a person through time? (Interpret)

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