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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Throughout the study of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, students with disabilities should have the option of using dictation software for writing assignments, and text-to-speech software for reading assignments, or any other ADA-mandated technological accommodations.

On Day 3, students are asked to use online drawing programs to depict Mami's inventions.

On Day 4, they are asked to research the coup that overthrew Trujillo, a major event in the family's life.

On Day 5, students are expected to do online searches for iconic representations of cities around the world, to understand how such imagery in a discarded postcard drove Gladys's passion for New York.

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