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La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar. Only to you would it occur to contract with a minor. The cage was on display on the table: 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.

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The children surrounded him. Here is how I approached this story for my AP language class: 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. 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. There are still abundant notes on vocabulary provided in the right margins.


AP Spanish Literature: La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar

After asking student-generated questions on each section the students were experts. 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. 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. 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.

But it was a false expression. Learn how your comment data is processed. There were a lot of people in the dining room. Furthermore, this is the only version that actually has the complete ending.

This focused baltzzar class on one of the principal themes of the story and signaled that we are more interested in the ideas than learning complex vocabulary. She regarded it in silence. Students were engaged because they could see exactly what was new, yet they were able to follow the story easily.

First this happened, and then this…. The clamor of many voices surprised her there.

Nobody Expects the Spanish Acquisition! And then, to Jose Montiel: Superburguesas Book Trailer https: Then he struck the dome with his knuckles, and the cage filled with resonant chords.

This version is a little more complex as it uses the actual text of the story.

Jose Montiel looked at him, unmoved, while the mother tried to pacify him. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Students read this on their own. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.


It was the first week pridigiosa April and the heat seemed less bearable because of the chirping of the cicadas. For him, accustomed to making cages since childhood, it had been hardly any more difficult than the others.

At that hour, at his house, Ursula was singing a very old song and cutting slices of onion. 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 peodigiosa his wife.

La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar

He was very pale and his eyes were starting to get red. And then, to the doctor: Balthazar observed the child as he would have observed the death throes of a rabid animal.

The last thing we need is for some nobody to give orders in my ,house. Pepe appeared in the doorway. But then he realized that all of this had a certain importance for many people, and he felt a little excited. We then created a class story together about what happened the next day when Baltazar awoke shoeless in the street.