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12. Migrant

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Helena Maria Viramontes - Teaching Tips

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  • Ask your students to imagine that producers have decided to make a film of Under the Feet of Jesus but want to extend the story beyond the novel's ending. Have them make a plot outline for a new Section 6 and consider these questions: How would you carry on the story? Would you radically change the mood, tone, or theme of the story or keep it the same? How would Viramontes feel about this new ending?

  • Have students consider where their fresh produce comes from, other than shelves in the supermarket. Ask them to ponder on all the people who have touched the fruits and vegetables they eat.

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