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House on Mango Street
Connection to Standards:


    1. Analyze interactions between main and subordinate characters in a literary text (e.g. internal and external conflicts, motivations, relationships, influences) and explain the way those interactions affect the plot.
    2. Determine characters’ traits by what the characters say about themselves in narration, dialogue, thematic monologue, and soliloquy.

    1. Recognize and understand the significance of various literary devices, including …..symbolism, and explain their appeal.

    1. Analyze the way in which a work of literature is related to the themes and issues of its historical period.

Research and Technology

    1. Use clear research questions and suitable research methods (e.g., library, electronic media, personal interview) to elicit and present evidence from primary and secondary sources.

Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)

2.1 Write biographical or autobiographical narratives or short stories:

a. Relate a sequence of events and communicate the significance of the events to the audience

b. Locate scenes and incidents in specific places.

c. Describe with concrete sensory details the sights, sounds and smells of a scene and the specific actions, movements, gestures and feelings of the characters, use interior monologue to depict the characters’ feelings

2.2 Write responses to literature:

a. Demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of the significant ideas of literary works.

b. Support important ideas and viewpoints through accurate and detailed references to the text or to other works.

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Urban Dreams
OUSD Curriculum Unit
Shadow of the Dragon
by Sherry Garland
Subject: English/ELD
Grade Level: 9th

Lesson Plan Author:
L. Delaney
School: Skyline High