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Almost a Woman
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Teacher's Guide [imagemap with 8 links]

Viewing Strategies

Almost a Woman is 80 minutes long. Educators may tape Almost a Woman and use it in the classroom for one year after broadcast. You may want to divide the film into three segments.

Day 1
From the opening scene in Puerto Rico to the day Negi accompanies her mother to the Welfare Office
(35 minutes)

Day 2
From the family's move to a new apartment, to the second move following Francisco's death
(25 minutes)

Day 3
From Esmeralda's first day at the Performing Arts High School to the end
(30 minutes)


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