In the Time of the Butterflies Packet

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Considering using Julia Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies? Here's a resource designed to be used before and during a reading of her powerful story of the murder of the Mirabal sisters. Included in the packet is a vocabulary list, a 1960 Time magazine article about the death of the sisters, a detailed character list, a Spanish/English vocabulary reference list, a list of reading comprehension questions, and a group of writing prompts. A wealth of material for any group studying Alvarez's novel.

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  • The questions following the Time magazine article give class members a chance to practice their nonfiction reading skills
  • The PowerPoint questions can be used instead as a research assignment
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