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  1. “My Name” by Sandra Cisnerosfrom House on Mango Street

  2. The new CCSSs divide the reading of text into three categories. Ultimately, you will utilize these skills concurrently (all at the same time). however, today, we are going to practice them individually. CCSS 1-3 Why is the author writing this piece? What is he or she trying to say about the world, society, or people? How does the author present his or her characters? How do characters interact throughout the story? How do specific events in the story change a character? Etc. CCSS 4-6 How does the structure of the text contribute to the meaning of the text? CCSS 4-6 How does the structure of the text contribute to the meaning of the text? How does the author tell his or her story? Does the author use a lot of figurative language (similes, metaphors, etc…)? How do these affect the story? What point of view does the author utilize? How does this impact the story? How would the story be different if the author chose a different point of view?

  3. Reread Paragraph 1 Focus on: Craft and Structure CCSS 7.4-7.6 How does the author tell his or her story? Does the author use a lot of metaphors and similes? How do these affect the story? What point of view does the author utilize? How does this impact the story? How would the story be different if the author chose a different point of view? etc…

  4. What does Esperanza mean when she says her name is “like the number nine”?

  5. “[My name] is like the number nine.” Is this a simile or metaphor?

  6. “My Name” by Sandra Cisnerosfrom House on Mango Street What does Esperanza mean when she says her name is “a muddy color”?

  7. “My Name” by Sandra Cisnerosfrom House on Mango Street “[My name is] a muddy color”? Is this a simile or metaphor?

  8. “My Name” by Sandra Cisnerosfrom House on Mango Street What does Esperanza mean when she says her name is “the Mexican records my father plays on Sunday mornings, songs like sobbing”?

  9. “My Name” by Sandra Cisnerosfrom House on Mango Street “[My name] is the Mexican records my father plays on Sunday mornings, songs like sobbing”? Is this a simile or metaphor?

  10. What does she mean when she says,“The syllables were made out of tin and hurt the roof of your mouth.”

  11. “My Name” by Sandra Cisnerosfrom House on Mango Street “The syllables were made out of tin and hurt the roof of your mouth.” What figurative device is this? Why?

  12. What does she mean when she says, “ My name is made out of a softer something, like silver.”

  13. “ My name is made out of a softer something, like silver.” What figurative device is this? How?

  14. Focus on: Key Ideas and Details CCSS 7.1-7.3 Why is the author writing this piece? What is he or she trying to say about the world, society, or people? How does the author present his or her characters? How do characters interact throughout the story? What is the theme?

  15. “My Name” by Sandra Cisnerosfrom House on Mango Street Reread paragraphs 2 and 3. In what ways is Esperanza like her grandmother?

  16. “My Name” by Sandra Cisnerosfrom House on Mango Street Reread paragraph 4. What does Esperanza mean when she says that her grandmother “looked out the window her whole life, the way so many women sit their sadness on an elbow”?

  17. “My Name” by Sandra Cisnerosfrom House on Mango Street Reread paragraphs 5 and 6. How does Esperanza feel about her name, and how can you tell this?

  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXO8a6HYttw&feature=channel&list=UL .