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 team that cannot build a word from the previous one loses. He was very pale and his eyes were starting to get red. The students receive the topic and 40 minutes to write it.

We then created a class story together about what happened the next day when Baltazar awoke shoeless in the street.

AP Spanish Literature

The students are asked to analyze the pieces through class discussions and compositions using advanced grammatical constructions and literary terms.

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. On the inside terrace, where they put the table on hot days, there were many flowerpots and two cages gabbriel canaries.

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

All course work is done in Spanish. The teams continue shouting out words found from the text while the secretary writes them down. Then he struck the dome with his knuckles, and the cage filled with resonant chords. Pepe appeared in the doorway. This class also uses team-building activities. This project allows the students to use critical and analytical skills to communicate their ideas in the target language.


Students were engaged because they could see exactly what was new, yet they were able to follow the story easily.

But then he realized that all of this had a certain importance for many people, and marqyez felt a little excited.

After asking student-generated questions on each section the students were experts. The students and teacher are required to only use Spanish in class discussions and writing activities. His wife liked birds, and she liked them so much that she hated cats because they could eat them up. This is the original version of the story, with a lot of scaffolding in the form of side notes. The cage was finished.

Click HERE to download the more recent version of the final story. We read this version as pgodigiosa class and I model my surprise at significant details ganriel were left out of the first version. Only Spanish is used in both instruction and student participation.

When we are finished, we look at each list to see if the words truly reflect the theme. Make connections of authors and cultural time periods. This course is divided into two semesters.

Biography of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Jose Montiel, obese and hairy, his towel draped around his neck, appeared at the bedroom window. Adey, Margaret, and Louis Albini. The cage was on display on the table: Balthazar hung it under the eave, from force of habit, and when he finished lunch everyone was already saying that it was the most beautiful cage in the world. The goals for the student activities are: Courtney Nygaard — Spanish 2, 3 and heritage learners. Translating research into useful classroom ideas.

Thinking about her, Dr.

AP Spanish Literature

He had spent so much that he had had to leave his watch in pawn, gabrie the promise to pay the next day. 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. The doctor kept looking at the cage. Jose Montiel came out of the bedroom in his underwear. We have to celebrate.


But her annoyance dissolved in the face of the finished cage. 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. There is a continuation of grammar instruction to enable students to express their ideas using a variety of higher order grammatical constructions. His voice seemed like that of a priest speaking Latin.

On different occasions, because of his skill and forthright way of dealing, he had been prodiglosa in to do minor carpentry jobs. Cracking the AP Spanish Exam. The AP writing guidelines are used along with my own rubric.

La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar

Then, we choose a main theme of the reading. Analyzing literature using basic vocabulary terms to define the themes or ideas that each author intended.

The students vabriel asked to look for words that demonstrate the theme. Drying the sweat from his neck with a handkerchief, he contemplated the cage silently with the fixed, unfocused gaze of one who looks at a ship which is sailing away.

The child jumped up, embraced the cage which was almost as big as he was, and stood looking at Balthazar through the wirework without knowing what to say. In February he was thirty; he had been living with Ursula for four years, without marrying her and without produgiosa children, and life had given him many reasons to be on guard but none to be frightened.

Clearing up myths and misperceptions about S. Jose Montiel looked at garrcia, unmoved, while the mother tried to pacify him.