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The House on Mango Street 6th Grade Unit

The House on Mango Street
Genre
Short Stories
Concepts Taught
Character, Compare and Contrast, Genre, Plot, Point of View, Sequence

Lessons

Lesson 1 What’s the Point of View? Identify the point of view in multiple short stories, including third person limited and omniscient.
Lesson 2 Interpreting Perspective Interpret how character’s perspective is influenced by his or her cultural background.
Lesson 3 Multiple Perspectives Compare and contrast multiple perspectives in a collection of short stories.
Lesson 4 Using Plot Elements to Retell a Story Retell a short story’s plot using the language of the plot elements.

Build Background Knowledge

Sandra Cisneros's book is about Mexican-American families living in a neighborhood in Chicago. Build background knowledge for this unit by introducing your students to facts about Mexico, United States' neighbor to the South, as well as Mexican immigration to the United States. Mexican immigration to the U.S. is one of the greatest migrations in the history of the world. Currently, 30 million Americans list Mexico as part of their ancestry (roughly 12%). Many Mexicans come to work in the U.S. for a short time and send money home to support their families. Others take up permanent residence in the U.S. and become Mexican-American citizens. There are only two ways to become an American citizen—by birth or by law. Mexican immigrants can become U.S. citizens by law by applying for U.S. citizenship.

Pacing Guide

Pacing Guide for The House on Mango Street

Day 1

Genre Lesson

Complete the Genre Lesson Independent Practice in the Student Packet

Day 2

“The House on Mango Street” – “Gil’s Furniture Bought & Sold”

Begin the Worksheets in the Student Packet

Day 3

Finish reading “The House on Mango Street” – “Gil’s Furniture Bought & Sold”

Complete the Worksheets in the Student Packet

Day 4

Begin Lesson 1

Day 5

Lesson 1 (continued)

Complete the Independent Practice for Lesson 1 in the Student Packet

Day 6

Begin reading “Meme Ortiz” – “A Rice Sandwich”

Begin the Worksheets in the Student Packet

Day 7

Finish reading “Meme Ortiz” – “A Rice Sandwich”

Complete the Worksheets in the Student Packet

Day 8

Begin Lesson 2

Day 9

Lesson 2 (continued)

Complete the Independent Practice for Lesson 2 in the Student Packet

Day 10

Begin reading “Chanclas” –“Minerva Writes Poems”

Begin the Worksheets in the Student Packet

Day 11

Finish reading ““Chanclas” –“Minerva Writes Poems”

Complete the Worksheets in the Student Packet

Day 12

Begin Lesson 3

Day 13

Lesson 3 (continued)

Complete the Independent Practice for Lesson 3 in the Student Packet

Day 14

Begin reading “Bums in the Attic” — “Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes”

Begin the Worksheets in the Student Packet

Day 15

Finish reading “Bums in the Attic” — “Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes”

Complete the Worksheets in the Student Packet

Day 16

Begin Lesson 4

Day 17

Lesson 4 (continued)

Complete the Independent Practice for Lesson 4 in the Student Packet

Day 18

Review for the Unit Assessment

Day 19

Unit Assessment

 

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