Hairs • Pelitos by Sandra Cisneros. Everybody in our family has different hair. My papa’s hair is like a broom, all up in the air. And me, my hair is lazy. It never. This jewel-like vignette from Sandra Cisneros’s best-selling The House on Mango Street shows, through simple, intimate portraits, the diversity. Get an answer for ‘What is the theme of “Hairs” from The House on Mango Street, into when she [mother] is holding you, holding you and you feel safe” (Cisneros , 6). The House on Mango Street Lesson Plans · Sandra Cisneros Biography.

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Read for class Dually told in English and Cisnneros, the narrator explains the different types and styles of hair the members of her family have. Sandra Cisneros is simply the best! Great book with multiple messages–excellent for engaging discussion of topics related to diversity and representation of characters. Bob’s hair is big and fluffy like a pillow pet, until it is braided into straight rows like the parallel lines in Walmart’s parking lot.

Mar 14, Katie Scherrer rated it liked it Shelves: I think this is an amazing novel for children because it is about all types of different people. Oct 21, Sarai rated it liked it. The emotional states she uses, such as “lazy”, are important because those cksneros states are used to describe the actual personalities of the characters, not just their hair.

cisners The book would be a good way to introduce new vocabulary such as object names, colors and toys in Spanish. Pick a sentence from the text, one that you enjoyed reading—what did you like best about it? May 22, Jill rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paperback32 pages.


Sep 17, Randie D.

How does Cisneros’s sentences differ from other sentences you may have seen in a textbook or in the novel you are currently reading? It teaches children that it is okay to be different, in fact its expected.

What’s not to love? The best hair is her mother’s, which smells like freshly baked bread and home. I appreciate that a vignette cisneroos a book for middle haiirs was used to create a book for younger youth, and the illustrations help because they depict each character with their colorful differences.


My daughter loves this book. How do those words affect the text? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I read this in both English and Spanish to a bilingual group.

Discovering You–Discovering Me: “Hairs” by Sandra Cisneros

Children will never find someone exactly like them and this book helps them realize that. It almost seems like she is telling children now so they don’t have to experience it at an older age and maybe be more hurt by it. Who is the second paragraph about? These student “Everybody in our family has different hair. Mar 31, Melba Deoleo rated it really liked it Shelves: The sanera uses descriptive language when it talks about her family members hair type, “Papas hair is like a broom” or ” the smell when she makes room for you on her side of the bed still warm with her skin”.


Hairs/Pelitos by Sandra Cisneros

It’s a sweet story. This is a good children’s book that is actually written in both English and Spanish. This type of language makes it easy to get a visual of what she is describing in the story, although the book has great illustrations and that helps the story as well.

What are the benefits of imitating the style and craft of accomplished writers? Sep 16, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I understand that it is suppose to be an engaging multicultural read, but the story is horrible. Dec 17, Say rated it it was amazing.

It shows the diversity among people in ahirs same families and celebrates those differences. May 02, Rena rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 04, Nancy Lewis rated it it was amazing.

Hairs/Pelitos: English/Spanish

It would have been better to stick to present tense simple verbs and sentence structure so children could maybe learn something from the Spanish. Jul 21, Amy B. Place the subject first, then the predicate—strip it of all of its goodness.

The kids in my class are making self portraits with various materials and they love recreating their hair, so this book is a perfect fit for my theme of the week. Mar 05, Libby haifs currently reading it Shelves: