Aria: Memoirs of a Bilingual Childhood” Discussion Prep Finish reading “Aria: Memoirs of a Bilingual Childhood” by Richard Rodriguez. Pay attention to



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Aria: Memoirs of a Bilingual Childhood” Discussion Prep
Finish reading “Aria: Memoirs of a Bilingual Childhood” by Richard Rodriguez. Pay attention to . . .

  • Where the four sections begin. You should go back and explain why he divides the text into four sections and take some notes on your ideas.

  • The title. You may want to make sure that you know the definition of aria.



As you read, consider the following:

  • Which memories of his childhood stand out to you? Why?

  • How does the title relate to the essay? What references to sound and music did you find, and why are they important?

  • How does the concept of education relate to this essay?

  • Who is Richard Rodriguez, as portrayed in this essay?

  • What arguments do you find in the essay?


Write a thoughtful, developed, lengthy (at least 2+ handwritten pages) response considering the five questions above in your journal.
Your response should be one continuous journal entry—not 5 study guide answers. Please refer directly to the text in your response. Highlight your quotations. I am NOT grading on word choice, style, or organization – just think on paper!!!
We will have a Socratic Seminar on this text Tuesday. Prevail!


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