Lesson 1 (from Woman Hollering Creek)
“Woman Hollering Creek” is a short story by Sandra Cisneros. Published in Cisneros’ 1991 anthology, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, the story describes the lives of Mexicans who have crossed the border to live on "el otro lado" – the other side – in the American Southwest. In this lesson, students are introduced to the work and will research and discuss author Sandra Cisneros and the publication and critical response of “Woman Hollering Creek.”
Teacher Lecture: Introduce students to the short story and author. “Woman Hollering Creek” was published in 1991 by author Sandra Cisneros. The story explores themes of domestic abuse and cultural, gender, and linguistic isolation.
Research Activity: Conduct research on author Sandra Cisneros and the publication history and critical response of “Woman Hollering Creek.” What themes tie “Woman Hollering Creek” to the other stories in Cisneros’ anthology? In what ways is Sandra Cisneros said to...
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