Teaching the novel Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha: Chapter 3

This week’s song for our gang theme is by Los Rakas (follow @losrakas on Twitter). Los Rakas are a class favorite and this song is always engaging.

Chapter 3 is called “Mi padre” and readers learn how the anonymous author lost his father at a young age as well. Don’t forget that novels and teacher’s resources are available through !

Before we began reading, we brainstormed in our table groups “What are characteristics of the Ideal Dad? They posted their characteristics on the board and then we read the chapter.”FullSizeRender (2)

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After reading, we returned to our table groups where we listed characteristics of the author’s dad. Next we contrasted the reality of “Anonymous’s” dad with the ideal father.FullSizeRender (1)

My favorite “characteristic” of the father in the novel was this one, which borrowed lyrics from our song of the week! They’re making connections!! FullSizeRender(2)

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