Monday, August 31, 2015

Vignettes Expanded and Peer Review Protocols


*Review and add information about vignettes
*Peer Review: I heard, I noticed, I wondered + kudos
*Edit drafts and be sure to add two figurative devices and an illustration

*Read through and including p. 22
*Finished drafts w/ illustration due Thursday
!!You will be handing in both your drafts and your final piece!!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Prereading: The House on Mango Street


  • What are some useful prereading strategies?
  • A closer look at looking at the author's background: Cisneros 
    • What themes do you think based on her biography?  Quotes?
    • Notes: Themes and how to write a thematic statement
  • Additional Notes: Style and Vignette
  • Reading "The House on Mango Street"
    • WS: What does Cisneros seem to want from her home?

  • Read through and including "Name" chapter
  • Finish the vignette assignment about your home

Thursday, August 27, 2015



  • What does a well-written goal look like?
  • Crafting 3 goals for Q1
  • Planning how we will achieve them
  • The House on Mango Street sign outs
  • Bring Mango and your other class supplies for tomorrow

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Welcome to class!  Please obtain a binder to store your syllabus!  I recommend a binder of at least 1.5".