Sandra Cisneros
Lesson plans for The House on Mango Street

Prereading and timeline activities to support the story. Click on the link at the top; access requires a word processor. This lesson was designed for English Language Learners.

Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions and suggesed evidence-based answers, academic vocabulary, a writing task with prompt and model response, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

The House on Mango Street
This study guide is designed to accompany a theatrical production. It includes activities that will work in any classroom. Character analysis, author biography, historical background, and focus on themes of identity, responsibility, and gender. Writing and discussion activities. 28 pages; Adobe Reader required.

The House on Mango Street
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The House on Mango Street
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Students work with plot diagrams, character analysis, point of view, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

The House on Mango Street Teacher's Guide
Overview, comprehension and analysis questions.

The House on Mango Street Vignette Writing
Writing prompts drawn from each chapter.

The House on Mango Street vocabulary
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, synonyms, examples of use, more.

Prose Poetry
Inspired by the vignettes of Sandra Cisneros, students will write about a familiar thing from their lives. Students will use the style of prose poetry to describe something familiar around their home, school or neighborhood. The final product will appear in prose but will read like poetry as the students use common poetic techniques in their writing.

Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street : Experiencing Poetical Prose
This lesson focuses on the use of figurative and descriptive language. It is designed for international students and can be adapted for others.