The House on Mango Street Fun Activities

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Choose a character from The House on Mango Street and write his/her obituary.

Depict the Setting

Using the descriptions from the text, illustrate a picture of the setting.

Character Outlines

Trace a student on butcher paper and make life size cutouts of the characters. Put quotes on the inside of the outline for internal actions: thoughts and feelings. Put quotations on the outside of the character that represents external forces on the character, like time period, setting, other characters expectations, etc.

Plot Charades

In small groups have students act out major plot points in the vignettes and then have the other students guess which scene or chapter it is from.

Newspaper Article

Write a fictional newspaper article that Esperanza would write about her community.

Alternate Ending

Write an alternate ending for one of the vignettes.

Character Diary

Write a diary entry from a character other than...

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