Eleven by Sandra Cisneros
A. Pre-Reading About the Author
1. Think Before You Read
Answer the following questions:
1. Have you ever been disappointed by your birthday? How did you feel about your birthday when you were a child? Did your birthday make you feel older?
2. Do you remember being embarrassed by a teacher when you were a child? What happened?
3. What are some things a child might do in a situation where an adult, who has more power, is being unfair to him or her?
2. Story Preview
Read the preview of the story and try to guess the meaning of the words in bold print.