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Mango Review Web Quest                 Name: _____________________

The House On Mango Street Web Site - RVRHS

Web Site created by Ms. Hill and her Fall 1998 English 1 Honors


Directions:
Follow directions exactly and answer the questions with the best possible answer. Please answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper.

Part 1: Getting on to the Site

Click on the link below:

http://rvhouseonmangostreet.tripod.com

Part 2: Finding your way around

Read text on home page.

Which section would you go to in order to find information about metaphor use in the book?

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If you were a teacher, where would you go to find out some ideas for teaching this book?

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When was the site last updated?

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Part 3: "Use of Language"

Click on "Use of Language" button.

Read the article focusing on literary devices in "Our Good Day." Based on your notes, what is the definition for each of the following:

Metaphor: _________________________________________________________________________

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Simile: ____________________________________________________________________________

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Alliteration: _________________________________________________________________________

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Read examples of metaphors / similes that the students wrote about Esperanza.

Choose one that stands out to you from the page and write it below:

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Write your own example of a metaphor for Esperanza below:

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Part 4: "Relationships"

Click on the "Relationships" button.

Read the information found on the section about Male and Female Relationships. Based on your own understanding and your reading, write a brief summary of Cisneros' ideas about male and female relationships in The House On Mango Street. Should be in paragraph form.

 

 

Part 5: "Esperanza in all of us"

Click on the button for "Esperanza in all of us."

Read the information from "Different but Same."

From the web site, choose 3 descriptive words from the page that you think are good descriptions for Esperanza and 3 descriptive words from the page that you think do not describe Esperanza.

3 Descriptions for Esperanza                         3 Words that DO NOT describe Esperanza

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Write a similarity that you have with Esperanza and explain it using 2 - 3 sentences.

 

Part 6: "Social Issues"

Click on the button for "Social Issues."

Based on the web site, what 3 social issues stand out from the book?

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Choose 1 from the list above and write a word poem. A word poem uses words or phrases about a subject that are placed in a particular order by the author to reveal information about the subject and to attract the reader's attention. In your poem, include words that could represent your opinion and Cisneros' opinion about the issue. Use a minimum of 10 lines - one word or phrase per line.

Example: Issue: Stereotypes

Woman

Age

Race

Neighborhood

Expectations

Rebellion

Stand up

Push back

Power

Man

 

Part 7: "Our Reviews"

Click on the "Our Reviews" button.

Read the pie chart showing the breakdown of whether or not a student liked the book. What was the percentage of students who liked the book? ___________________

Read 2 reviews from the "In-Depth Reviews" section and / or the "Our Own Reviews" section. Write a sentence for each review summarizing what they thought of the book. Also write the reviewers name.

a. Reviewers Name: ________________________________________

Sentence Summary: ________________________________________________________________

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        b. Reviewers Name: ________________________________________

        Sentence Summary: ________________________________________________________________

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Write your own review for this book. Back up your opinion based on specific facts from the text. Should be a couple paragraphs. Remember a good review includes positive information about the book as well as suggestions for how this book could have been improved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra Enrichment: Check out the Characters Section and the Creative Extensions Section to see the gallery of work there created by the students. Do you agree with their representations of the characters?

2002 Lara Hill