I can identify literary sound devices including alliteration, assonance, consonance, and onomatopoeia.
I can identify the history that takes place during Esperanza Rising.
Today, students began class by reviewing and learning about literary sound devices including alliteration, assonance, consonance, and onomatopoeia.
Students read a passage entitled Motorcycle by Radmila Genyuk and looked for examples of the literary sound devices. They also answered a question about why the author would use so many sound devices in the poem, and how they contribute to the overall meaning to the poem.
Next, students read about the historical background of Mexico during the time period that our story, Esperanza Rising, takes place. Students read about three difference parts of the history, and identified key facts. They also thought about questions that they had about those parts of history.
For homework: Students need to read pages 3-22 (chapter two) and answer questions 1,2, and 3 on page five. I have attached the homework here: esperanza-rising-homework-1