In Abuela's Weave, Esperanza and Abuela dealt with competition at the market. Some of the stalls nearby had clothing loomed in one of the many factories. Using the following chart, provide advantages and disadvantages to creating products by hand like Abuela and Esperanza did. Use examples from the story if they apply.


Advantages to Creating a Product By Hand
Disadvantages to Creating a Product By Hand
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Abuela had to compete against the sellers with factory products in the market. Pick two of the three questions below to answer in detail. Make sure you include examples in each answer from the story.
1. How did the competition affect Abuela? Did it hurt or help her? Explain why.
2. How did the competition affect the other sellers at the market? Did it hurt or help them? Explain why.
3. How did the competition affect the consumers (people buying the products)? Did it hurt or help them? Explain why.

After the students answer the questions on their own, make sure to close the activity with a discussion of the questions.