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Ch 2: Diverse YA Books

About This Chapter

This teacher resource chapter on diverse young adult books offers activities and lesson plans you can use in your literature classes. Use any mobile device or computer with an internet connection to access these resources at your convenience.

Diverse YA Books - Chapter Summary

You'll find a series of activities, lesson plans and discussion questions on diverse young adult books in this chapter. Some of the teacher resources you'll find here include lesson plans for Bronx Masquerade and summaries and analysis for The House on Mango Street. Use these resources to customize or refresh your curriculum or to introduce new concepts to your students. Feel free to access this chapter 24 hours a day to work on your curriculum planning at whatever time is best for you.

How It Helps

  • Reinforces concepts: By following up reading assignments with the activities, questions and lesson plans included here, your students will have a chance to increase their understanding of Bronx Masquerade.
  • Starts discussions: You can use the sample duscussion questions to start meaniful conversations with your students about The Hate U Give.
  • Offers flexibility: Use these activities and plans as-is, or modify them as needed to meet your goals for teaching The House on Mango Street.

Skills Covered

This chapter will assist you in doing the following:

  • Lead engaging discussions about The Hate U Give
  • Use lesson plans, discussion questions and activities about Bronx Masquerade
  • Walk through the summary, characters, and key quotes from Bronx Masquerade with your students
  • Teach The House on Mango Street using effective lesson plans
  • Analyze and summarize Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Diverse YA Books
The Hate U Give Discussion Questions

1. The Hate U Give Discussion Questions

In this freshman novel by author Angie Thomas, she addresses the modern issues of racism and police violence that has been at the forefront of conversations throughout American society.

Bronx Masquerade Lesson Plan

2. Bronx Masquerade Lesson Plan

Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes will connect with your students and create a meaningful learning experience. This lesson plan uses a text lesson to highlight key facts about the book and an activity designed to explore the masquerade metaphor more deeply.

Bronx Masquerade Summary

3. Bronx Masquerade Summary

In this lesson you will find a summary of the book 'Bronx Masquerade' by Nikki Grimes. It is a marvelous, poetic description of the struggles facing eighteen teenagers growing up in New York City.

Bronx Masquerade: Characters & Quotes

4. Bronx Masquerade: Characters & Quotes

In this lesson on Nikki Grimes' book 'Bronx Masquerade', we'll discover the eighteen unique voices of Mr. Ward's high school English class. We'll explore the characters of this story and examine some of their quotes. Let's read on to learn more.

Bronx Masquerade Activities

5. Bronx Masquerade Activities

''Bronx Masquerade'' provides an in depth look into the lives of high school students in New York City. This activity allows students to correlate book's events and story line with their personal experiences.

Bronx Masquerade Questions

6. Bronx Masquerade Questions

Teachers, assign the questions in this lesson to confirm students' comprehension. Additionally, they will explore literary analysis terms, correlate their experiences, and formulate opinions based on the characters and events in this book.

The House on Mango Street Lesson Plan

7. The House on Mango Street Lesson Plan

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros explores the experiences of a young teenage girl. After students have read the book, they will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

House on Mango Street Discussion Questions

8. House on Mango Street Discussion Questions

''The House on Mango Street'' can be a difficult book for some students to deal with, due to its themes of power, abuse, and sexuality. These discussion questions can help students grapple with and appreciate these themes and the struggles of growing up.

The House on Mango Street Project Ideas

9. The House on Mango Street Project Ideas

'The House on Mango Street' by Sandra Cisneros is a thoughtful novel with a unique style. Encourage your students to investigate the novel thoroughly using these projects, which include a photo album, dialogue presentation, short film, and artifact collection.

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