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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For him, accustomed to making cages since childhood, it had been hardly any more difficult than the others. Thinking about her, Dr. The students are allowed to use the text in this game.

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. Nobody Expects the Spanish Acquisition! He lifted the cage without looking at it and gave it to Balthazar. 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.

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.

La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar – My generation of polyglots

Documents Flashcards Grammar checker. Superburguesas Book Trailer https: La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar. We have to celebrate. During the class period after the last embedded reading I used this worksheet as a warm-up to prodigkosa a few key vocabulary words from the story. We first brainstorm the various themes of a work.


This focused the class on one of the principal themes of the story and signaled that we are more interested in the ideas than learning complex vocabulary. The news had spread.

La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar

Jose Montiel looked at him, unmoved, while the mother tried to pacify him. Life is too short to read every blog out there… here are the fifty that I cannot live without: Ursula had waited for him until eight, with a dish of fried meat covered with slices of onion. This course is divided into two semesters.

When she went to bed, almost at midnight, Balthazar was in a lighted room where there were little tables, each with four chairs, and an outdoor dance floor, where the plovers were walking around. Jose Montiel, obese and hairy, his towel draped around his neck, appeared at the bedroom window. Since it garciz the first time he had ever been out drinking, by dusk he was completely drunk, and he was taking about a fabulous project of a thousand cages, at sixty pesos each, and then of a million cages, till he had sixty million pesos.

Then, we choose a main theme of the reading. We count up the amount of relevant ls and the team with the most words wins. When the line is chosen, the students write a reaction that explains the importance of it in comparison to the work. But then he realized that all of this had a certain importance prodigiosw many people, and he felt a little excited.

Marquze then, to Jose Montiel: The last thing we need is for some nobody to give orders in my ,house. Pepe appeared in the doorway.

Los funerales de la Mamá Grande / Gabriel García Márquez. – Version details – Trove

The fifth year course is even more challenging because it presupposes a high level of language ability and requires a considerable amount of reading as well as the acquisition of analytical skills.


He was giving himself an urgent alcohol rub, in order to come out and see what was going on. Then he struck the dome with his knuckles, and the cage filled with resonant chords. Students were engaged because they could see exactly what was new, yet they were able to follow the story easily. The following is a sample from the packet given to each student at the beginning of the school year.

In truth, Jose Montiel was not as rich as he seemed, but he would have been capable of doing anything to become so.

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The students are then put into two groups. He was very pale and his eyes were starting to get red.

Students are penalized if English is used. He was about twelve, and had the same curved eyelashes and was as quietly pathetic as his mother. This class also uses team-building activities.

In February he was thirty; he had been living with Ursula for four years, without marrying her and without having children, and life had given him many reasons to be on peodigiosa but none to be frightened. There dr still abundant notes on vocabulary provided in the right margins. Clearing up myths and misperceptions about S. His wife liked birds, and she liked them so much that she hated cats because they could eat them up.