Teacher Guide

House on Mango Street Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Day 1

Name Meaning: Students will use the internet to research their names and their origins/meanings

Being Lonely: Use YouTube or another streaming video service to show a video to inform the classwide discussion about loneliness and other emotions.

Day 2

Symbols of Growing Up: Encourage students to use computers or tablets for drawing and taking notes during this activity.

Day 3

Hip Rhymes: Students will use audio recording software for recording their spoken-word poems or rhymes. They may also create traditional poems if they prefer.

Day 4

Discussing Women: Provide computers for the research station, as well as audio and video hookups for playing film clips, music, and other media...

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