We covered a lot in class today! First, we refreshed our memories on the definition of imagery. We did so by eating pieces of a mango, mango salsa and chips, and writing down words that described this experience by focusing on the five senses. This activity served a double purpose--we also considered why it is important that the name of the street in this book is "Mango Street". We talked about what kind of culture this suggests, and how that may be significant to the story.
We then read the first three vignettes in The House on Mango Street. In the first vignette, Esperanza describes where she once lived, and where she lives at the start of the novel. We followed her example and practiced some creative writing by responding to the following prompt:
Write about a street you once lived on, or the one you currently live on.
We also spent some time going over the vignette project we will be working on for the rest of the year. We looked at some examples from years past. We will continue working on creative writing activities next class!