Reflect on the writing process for your solution essay. Answer these questions:

  1. What did you do well in your essay?
  2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of your essay?
  3. What grade do you think the essay deserves?

Quick Write

What are some possible reasons for banning books?

Introduction to Sandra Cisneros

Have you ever read anything by Sandra Cisneros before this class?

Did anybody look here up? What did you find out? Her books were banned in Arizona. Why do you think they banned them?

Pioneering Chicana writer Sandra Cisneros received the 2015 National Medal of Arts Award from President Barack Obama at the White House, Thursday morning (Sept. 22).

Why are we reading her stories in a composition class? How is this different from our previous readings?

Birthday Party


La Pinata mural by Diego Rivera


If you were Rachel, what would you have done?

To answer this, write a dialogue between Rachel and Mrs. Price. Begin your dialogue with:

Mrs. Price: Of course the sweater’s yours. I remember you wearing it once.

Continue the dialogue any way you want.