Day 3

House on Mango Street Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Hip Rhymes

    Kind of Activity:

    Artistic Response


    To understand and connect to Esperanza’s process of growing up

    Common Core Standards:



    In the chapter “Hips,” Esperanza and her friends sing songs and rhymes about their hips. They talk about the myths and ideas they hear from other, older women about hips. You can generate discussion with your students on the process of growing up by asking the following questions:

    - Why are hips so important to Esperanza?

    - How does Esperanza feel about Nenny in this chapter? Why?

    - What might hips mean to Esperanza as a woman?

    - What other changes, physical...

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