The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

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Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street is a novel filled with 44 vignettes by the character Esperanza, who deals with the concepts of home, identity, and racial divides. Teaching The House on Mango Street gives students opportunities to study rich literary and thematic content through classroom activities and exercises. Our Premium Lesson Plans and Activities for The House on Mango Street include a comprehensive eNotes lesson plan for studying the entire text—complete with a multiple-choice exam, essay questions, vocabulary exercises, and a comprehensive answer key. Each of these documents has been written and vetted by our in-house educators and editors. In addition to premium content, we also have free material available that has been contributed by teacher users.

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  • The House on Mango Street eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to identify the major themes of the novel: poverty, racism, gender, and identity; explain the author’s message in regard to gender roles; explain what the house itself symbolizes; describe Esperanza’s emotional trajectory and what makes this a coming-of-age novel;...

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