The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child Discussion Questions

Instructor: Shanna Fox

Shanna has been an educator for 20 years and earned her Master of Education degree in 2017. She enjoys using her experience to provide engaging resources for other teachers.

'The Circuit' is a memoir of Francisco Jimenez's life as a migrant child. Help your students process the tough topics and events within the book using these discussion questions.

The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jiménez

Francisco Jimenez writes his memoir as a series of twelve stories. It is a riveting tale of his life as a migrant child, with complex themes woven throughout. Help your middle or high school students understand more about the book's structure, Francisco's family, and the thematic elements of these stories. You may choose to use these questions in a one-on-one conversation with a single student or provide a list of questions to student teams. Alternatively, you may want to use them as a springboard for a whole group discussion.

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