Planning a novel unit on Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel? If so, this comprehensive guided reading learning exercise might appeal to you. Steer readers through the entire novel with a routine of comprehension questions and analysis tasks involving magical realism, simile, and metaphor. Learners respond to questions using textual evidence and interpret the novel by choosing passages to analyze. This could also be used for class discussion or as a build-up to a final project.
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