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“Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros


Sixth-grade Scholars,

Watch Sandra Cisneros read and discuss her short story “Eleven” here.

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Questions to consider for your Literary Analysis and Response:
Who is speaking?
To whom is she speaking?
What event is she describing?
What emotions does she feel about this event?
How do you think she would handle the situation differently if she could have a do-over?
Who is she criticizing and why?
What is her main message?
What is the central theme if this piece?

Preparing to Read “Eleven