English 9 Honors
Dr. Ray Gen
The House on Mango
by Sandra Cisneros
The following dates are
crucial for our work and your enjoyment of this novel. You must have all the reading and assignments
completed by these dates. Late work will
be penalized. Discussion of the novel
will take place on these dates as well.
Oct 19 Receive
Quiz (pp. 3-42)
[up to “A Rice Sandwich”]
Oct 28 Read
Quiz (pp. 43-80) [up to “Sally”]
Nov 2 Read
Quiz (pp. 81-end)
1. Theme Log.
Keep track of the themes you perceive and the themes we discuss in
class. You should list the themes and
explain their significance in paragraph form.
You should note page numbers for future reference and study for your
exam. This section will be of major
concern for your exam. Be very thorough.
2. Character Analysis. Keep track of Esperanza. Note how she develops throughout the novel.
3. Note the importance of the setting. Describe how and why Mango
Street is important.
Place all these completed
tasks in a notebook that includes a detailed table of contents.
In groups of three, carefully
examine and explain one of the themes in the book. From this basis, write on the problems that particular theme presented and how Esperanza
dealt with it. For example you may choose the theme of prejudice and note how
Esperanza experienced it and handled it in her life.
immigration, prejudice, maturity, sexuality, sexual abuse, gender relations,
domination of men, childhood friendships, school-related problems, a sense of
Assigned Nov 1
Draft 1 Nov 8