Activity 1A: Setting the Stage
Background About Setting
Berg, E. (1999). Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True. New York: Harper Collins.
Burroway, J., & Stuckey-French, E. (2006). Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft (7th ed.). New York: Pearson Longman.
Dera, D. (August 19, 2007). The Importance of Setting in Children’s Literature. Retrieved October 2, 2009, from www.associatedcontent.com/article/347060/the_importance_of_setting_in_childrens.html.
Setting and Description. (n.d.). Retrieved October 7, 2009, from https://www.autocrit.com/editing/library/category/craft/setting-description/.
Setting and Meaning [Succinct summary of elements of setting, including four kinds of time: clock time, calendar time, seasonal time, year or historical time period]. (2000). Retrieved October 2, 2009, from Scott Foll, http://184.108.40.206/ensenanza/1302/setting.htm. All rights reserved.
Vivante, A. (1980). Writing fiction: A stimulating and perceptive guide to writing quality short stories and novels. Boston: The Writer, Inc.
Activity 1B: Setting in Literature and Movies
Resources For Teaching The House on Mango Street
Film inspired by The House on Mango Street www.archive.org/details/TheHouseOnMangoStreetImovieAssignment
Sandra Cisneros’s Web site www.sandracisneros.com/index.php
Teaching strategies from the Novelinks Web site, copyright 1999, Sirpa Grierson http://english.byu.edu/novelinks/Novel%20pages/The%20House%20on%20Mango%20Street.htm
Video collage based on The House on Mango Street chapter “Hairs” www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPEyF3bCYc8&feature=related