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Incorporate autobiographical nonfiction into the English Language Arts classroom and measure general reading comprehension with this editable quiz on “Straw into Gold: The Metamorphosis of the Everyday” by Sandra Cisneros. This autobiographical essay addresses the variables that shaped Cisneros into the writer she became and emphasizes the inspirational message that seemingly impossible things are possible with a little imagination. An answer key is provided. Materials are delivered in printable Word Document and PDF formats. By taking this assessment, students will demonstrate knowledge of the following:

  • The nature of a misunderstanding
  • The author’s self-image
  • The author’s educational experiences
  • The dynamics of the author’s family
  • The breaking of a “terrible taboo”
  • Traits the author inherited from each of her parents
  • How the author’s mother influenced her writing
  • The author’s hometown
  • The reasons the author disliked school as a child
  • A major life event in 1966
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