Understanding Memoirs 1.04
by Lisa Malkiewicz
| 2 Questions
Note from the author:
k*12 NCVA memoir Barrio Boy
Put the events of Barrio Boy in order.
  1. Ernesto and his mother meet the principal and he is taken to his first class feeling nervous.
  2. Ms. Ryan helps them feel safe and a classmate conquers a sentence.
  3. Ernesto makes friends and learns to be proud of his ethnicity.
  4. Ernesto leaves his small Mexican Village and enters an American School (Lincoln School) in first grade not knowing any English.
  5. Ernesto graduates with honors from first grade.
  6. Ernesto receives private lessons from Miss Ryan and starts to enjoy learning English.
Draw a line from the part of the plot pyramid to the events in Barrio Boy that match. (Use the sequencing activity above to help you if you are struggling.)
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