STUDY QUESTIONS AND REVIEW EXERCISES
ONLINE BILINGUAL DICTIONARY:
There are many Spanish expressions in the book, and you might want
to use a Spanish-English dictionary to help find the translation. Internet
dictionaries are quite handy. Following is one
example of these online dictionaries.
In this section, you will find study questions that accompany each
chapter of the book. They will help you identify the important episodes,
and follow Esmeralda Santiago's life as she was growing up.
The study questions usually belong to one of the following three categories:
- Factual questions: You will be able to
find the answers directly from the text, after you have read the book
- Inference questions: You are asked to
interpret and understand the deeper meaning behind the author's writing.
- Association questions: These questions
ask you to relate what you have read to issues and problems that you
can see in your own life. You will compare the author's viewpoints and
experience with your own.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Prologue: How to Eat A Guava
Someone is Coming to Take
The American Invasion of
Why Women Remain Jamona
Mami Gets A Job
Letters from New York
Dreams of A Better Life
Angels on the Ceiling
You Don't Want to Know
A Shot at It
Epilogue: One of These Days
OTHER REVIEW ACTIVITIES:
- Crossword Puzzle No. 1: This
exercise helps you review the first 4 chapters of the book.
- Crossword Puzzle No. 2: This exercise helps you review Chapters
5 to 9 of the book.
- Crossword Puzzle No. 3: This exercise helps you review Chapters
10 to 13 of the book.
- Where in the World Is Esmeralda Santiago? Track the movement of
the Santiago family throughout the book.
- Influence of Teachers on
Esmeralda Santiago's academic and emotional growth.