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"I believe that every writer needs a guide, because writing is an exploration and exploration is not only for me, it is for the reader." - Rudolfo Anaya
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Assignment #1

Connect to your life:  What is your heritage?  Where do you and your family come from?  What are your traditions?  Which groups do you associate yourself with? What are your most proud of?  Write a short essay that answers all of these questions.  Feel free to add any other information about you and your family that I have not asked for.


POST YOUR FINAL DRAFT OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY ON THE CLASS BLOG.

 

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Assignment #2

Use "Biographical Works on Rudolfo Anaya" to write your own biography on Rudolfo Anaya (found below).  Use the links to compile your research.  Write a THREE paragraph biography citing your sources.  Be sure to include information about the following aspects of "Rudy's" life.

  • Birthplace, heritage, family background
  • His inspiration to write
  • His formal and/or informal education
  • His most famous literary works and their importance
  • Interesting things to know

USE YOUR WWW.EASYBIB.COM ACCOUNT TO CITE YOUR SOURCES USING MLA FORMAT.

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Assignment #3

Getting to the know the setting - Exploring New Mexico (use the CultureGrams link below)

Use the link provided below to get a better understanding of life in rural New Mexico during the 1950's.  You can also draw on what you've learned in researching the biographical information about the author, Rudolfo Anaya.

Group project:  Using the "poster rubric" create a New Mexico poster that includes the following information:

·     The state flag

·     Pictures of the landscapes of New Mexico

·     Three important facts from each of the tabs on the left side of the page.


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Guadalupe Carrasco-Villalpando
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