Professional Library

Sandra Cisneros in the Classroom: "Do not forget to reach"

8 - 12
November 2002


Sandra Cisneros in the Classroom, the third volume in the NCTE High School Literature Series, explores the joys of reading and teaching the stories and poems of noted Mexican American author Sandra Cisneros. These works resonate with the challenges and promises of living in a multicultural society and appeal to students of all backgrounds.

This handy volume provides biographical information, including an interview with Sandra Cisneros; activities to help students mine their own experiences as rich sources of personal writing using both Cisneros's nonfiction and fiction as models; methods for weaving literary terminology into the experience of literature study; samples of critical essays suitable for sharing with students; and lists of further resources for teaching both Cisneros's works and literature in general.

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