updated 4/18/ see parts in red Embedded readings helped me scaffold this story: I have always loved this story by García Márquez but. Story can be easily found online: html Standards: FLIL.A.A.1 – Identify the main idea and some. In works by Gabriel García Márquez and Emiliano P.. Tension and Struggle in La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Todos Tienen.

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The following is a sample from the packet given to each student at the beginning of the school year.

On the inside terrace, where they put the table on hot days, there were many flowerpots and two cages with canaries. In February he was thirty; he had been living with Ursula for four years, baltazwr marrying her and without having children, and life had given him many reasons to be on guard but none to prodiigiosa frightened.

Documents Flashcards Grammar checker. For each work, the students are required to organize them by including the genre and a line from the work that demonstrates the theme well. Translating research into useful classroom ideas. But her annoyance dissolved in the face of the finished cage.

The students are allowed to use the text in this game. Here is how I approached this story for my AP language class: La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar. The children surrounded him. This course is divided into two semesters. The cage was finished. Pepe appeared in the doorway. Students read this version in pairs while I wandered around the room offering help, but they were pretty independent! Jose Montiel looked at him, unmoved, while the mother tried to pacify him.

But then he realized that all of this had a certain importance for many people, and he felt a little excited. On different occasions, because of his skill and forthright way of dealing, he had been called in to do minor carpentry jobs.


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I did create a set of questions for literary analysis, which I wrote on the board one by one and we discussed as a class always referring back to the original story, thus prompting a fourth reading of selected parts.

When Balthazar woke up from his nap, she had ironed his pants and a shirt; she had put them on a chair near the hammock and had carried the cage to the dining table.

This allows the students to reconnect with the text and also helps generate a great class discussion. He was very pale and his eyes were starting to get red. Nobody Expects the Spanish Acquisition! He was smoothly and delicately fat, like a woman who had been beautiful in her youth, and he had delicate hands. He had put the cage on the dining-room table. Thinking about her, Dr. Life is too short to read every blog out there… here are the fifty that I cannot live without: The child jumped up, embraced the cage which was almost as big as he was, and stood baotazar at Balthazar through the wirework without knowing what to say.

There were a lot of people in the dining room.

The doctor kept looking at the cage. Students are penalized if English is used. He lifted the cage without looking at it and gave it to Balthazar. His voice seemed like that of a priest speaking Latin. She regarded it in silence.

The essay topics suggested by the Abriendo Puertas book series are used frequently.

Clearing up myths and misperceptions about S. Only to you would it occur to contract with a minor. So many people came to see it that a crowd formed in front of the house, and Balthazar had to take it down and close the shop. This is also were I pause to wonder about the characters developing familiarity with their quirks before students are faced with the original version of the story.

Biography of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This is the original version of the story, with a lot of scaffolding in the form of side notes.


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The doctor inspected it carefully, without touching it, thinking that in effect the cage was better than its reputation, and much more beautiful than any he had ever dreamed of for his wife. The clamor of many voices surprised her there. Analyzing literature using basic vocabulary terms to define the themes or ideas that each author intended. He used to think about them about their ugly and argumentative wives, about their tremendous surgical operations, and he always experienced a feeling of pity.

Next year I might have them make a storyboard at this point, but this year my students had a very good grasp of the story at this point and could retell it without the storyboard. There are still abundant notes on vocabulary provided in the right margins.

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La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar – My generation of polyglots

He was such a cautious man that he slept without an electric fan so he could watch over the noises of the house while he slept. Then she opened the door to the living room and found a crowd in front of the house, and Balthazar with the cage in the middle of the crowd, dressed in white, freshly shaved, with that expression of decorous candor with which the poor approach the houses of the wealthy.

He did not even know that for some people the cage he had just made was the most beautiful one in the world.

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