Make a Map
Create a map of Puerto Rico on which you locate the significant locations from the book. Include major towns and cities as well as the location of any other significant places in the text.
Puerto Rican Cooking
Select one of the dishes Santiago describes in the book, find a traditional recipe for this dish, prepare it, and bring it to class for a Puerto Rican food festival. This activity may require parental permission or assistance.
Sketch a person
Select a person from the story and draw or sketch the person's appearance based on Santiago's descriptions.
Dress Like Esmeralda's Family
Based on clues from the text, put together an outfit that a person in the memoir might have worn.
A la Santiago
Mimicking Santiago's style in this book, write a short memoir essay about an event in your life.
Perform a Bolero
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