Start studying “La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar” de Gabriel García Márquez. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Story can be easily found online: html Standards: FLIL.A.A.1 – Identify the main idea and some. STUDY QUESTIONS–Preguntas de estudio Gabriel García Márquez. “La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar” 1. Quién narra el cuento? (Punto de vista)? 2. Qué hace.

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

I insisted that we work in each of the target vocabulary words as often as we could, and we had a lot of fun doing it. The doctor turned his head. Since it was 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.

He had put the cage on the dining-room table. But he never felt at ease among the rich.

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. Courtney Nygaard — Spanish 2, 3 and heritage learners. And then, to Jose Montiel: Learn how your comment data is processed.

The students are allowed to use the text in this game. 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.

AP Spanish Literature

I like to incorporate vocabulary-building activities that use the main themes of a literary piece and connect it with a game. 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. 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.

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The students are asked to look for words that demonstrate the theme. Students are penalized if English is used. The two groups shout out the first word and the secretary writes it on the board.

This version is a little more complex as it uses the actual text of the story. We then created a class story together about what happened the next day when Baltazar awoke shoeless in the street. Click HERE to download the more recent version of the final story.

AP Spanish Literature

The students are also timed in these activities. He was very pale and his eyes were marquuez to get red. He had spent so much that he had had to prodigiosq his watch in pawn, with the promise to pay the next day.

Jose Montiel looked at him, unmoved, while the mother tried to pacify him. When he finished dressing, Balthazar opened the door to the patio to cool off the house, and a group of children entered the dining room.

This is also were I pause to wonder about the characters developing familiarity with their quirks before students are faced rpodigiosa the original version of the story. This project allows the students to use critical and analytical skills to communicate their ideas in the target language.

This allows the students to reconnect with the text and also helps generate a great class discussion. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. 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.


He was giving himself an urgent alcohol rub, in order to come out and see what was going on. We have to celebrate. After asking student-generated questions mraquez each section the students were experts. 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.

AP Spanish Literature: La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar

For one game, we do the following: When the line is chosen, the students write a reaction that explains the importance of it in comparison to the work. He was such a cautious man that he slept without an electric fan so he could watch over the noises of lw house while he slept. This is the original version of the story, with a lot of scaffolding in the form of side notes.

This class gabrkel uses team-building activities. We first brainstorm the various themes of a work. She regarded it in silence. Discussing the authors on the required AP list and how they are relevant to the various time periods and historical happenings.

The students are then put into two groups. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar

Pepe appeared in the doorway. He was about twelve, and had the same curved eyelashes and was as quietly pathetic as his mother. We count up the amount of relevant words and the team with the most words wins. Translating research into useful classroom ideas. Cracking the AP Spanish Exam. Documents Flashcards Grammar checker. When we are finished, we look at each list to see if the words truly reflect the theme. For two hours he was paying for the jukebox, which played without interruption.

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