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1946-1999 CEFR B2 English Extracts - Well Suited for Teaching With Extracts Novel Print Short Story Uncategorized Very Short Length (up to 20 min)

The house on Mango street

The House on Mango Street is Sandra Cisneros’s greatly admired novel of a Latina girl growing up in Chicago. It tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn’t want to belong — not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza’s story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.

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2010-2019 Available For Free (Open Access) CEFR B1 Online Poetry Print Uncategorized Very Short Length (up to 20 min)

Masks

A very short poem about feeling different and about the importance of being your true self. Illustrated by the author.

(From the volume: Everything On It)

Year of Release: 2011

Author(s): Shel Silverstein

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ISBN: ISBN 10: 0061998168ISBN 13: 9780061998164

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Online text: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/masks?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_fVtRlDijt2OPs4sH9XwMt8X6ajdtb.fLhmMrXjgrynw-1634156927-0-gqNtZGzNAjujcnBszQhl

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https://www.commonlit.org/texts/masks?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_fVtRlDijt2OPs4sH9XwMt8X6ajdtb.fLhmMrXjgrynw-1634156927-0-gqNtZGzNAjujcnBszQhl



Further comments for teachers:

The language of this poem is very simple, but you may want to use it as a starting point for discussions that go far beyond B1 level.

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2010-2019 Available For Free (Open Access) CEFR B2 Online Poetry Very Short Length (up to 20 min)

Panama

Poem about a person migrating to a country where years later he forgot his mother tongue and all the memories he had of his homeland.

Year of Release: 2014

Author(s): Ethelbert Miller

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Further information (link): https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/e-ethelbert-miller

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Online text: https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/panama-3

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The poem is easy, it has very simple language. More poems by Ethelbert Miller:
Other poems also by Ethelbert Miller: https://www.poemhunter.com/eugene-ethelbert-miller/poems/

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2020-today Available For Free (Open Access) CEFR B2 Online Poetry Very Short Length (up to 20 min)

The Ladder

The poem tells about the poet’s Irish immigrant ancestors. The images of old clothes and long forgotten personal belongings bring ancestral stories back to the poet.

Year of Release: 2020

Author(s): Campbell McGrath

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Online text: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/20/the-ladder

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