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We have to celebrate. During the class period after the last embedded reading I used this worksheet as a warm-up to review a few key vocabulary words from the story. 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. Only to you would it occur to contract with a minor. The doctor turned his head.

He was giving himself an urgent alcohol rub, in order to come out and see what was going on. The clamor of many voices surprised her there. 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. Jose Montiel came out of the bedroom in his underwear.

It was the first week of April and the heat seemed less bearable because of the chirping of the cicadas. Newer Post Older Post Home.

La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar

Then she dd 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. The cage was finished. In truth, Jose Montiel was not as rich as he seemed, but prodigiosaa would have been capable of doing anything to become so.

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


He did not even know that for some people the cage he had just made was the most beautiful one in the world. Translating research into useful classroom ideas. Jose Montiel looked at him, unmoved, while the mother tried to pacify him.

AP Spanish Literature: La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar

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 tsrde world. I have many heritage speakers in my class who really needed this step in order to not be intimidated by the original version.

His voice seemed like that of a priest speaking Latin. Superburguesas Book Trailer https: The children surrounded him.

First this happened, and then this…. On different occasions, because of his skill and forthright way of dealing, he had prodigioea called in to do minor carpentry jobs.

He had spent so much that he had had to leave his watch in pawn, with the promise to proxigiosa the next day. Ursula had waited for him until eight, with a dish of fried meat covered with slices of onion. His wife looked at him perplexedly.

But her annoyance dissolved in the face of the finished cage. Learn how your comment data is processed. I did create a set prodiviosa 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.

We read this version as a class and I model my surprise at significant details that were left out of the first version. Grabbing him by the hair, Jose Montiel forced Pepe to fe him in the eye. The last thing we need is for some nobody to give orders in my ,house. This version is a little more complex as it uses the actual text of the story. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

He was very pale and his eyes were starting to get red. Life is too short to read every blog out there… here are the fifty that I tard live without: Jose Montiel, obese and hairy, his towel draped around his neck, appeared at the bedroom window. baltazqr


Balthazar observed the child as he would have observed the death throes of a rabid animal. 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. Courtney Nygaard — Spanish 2, 3 and heritage learners. The news had spread. 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.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. For dde, accustomed to making cages since childhood, it had been hardly any more difficult than the others. This l the original version of the story, with a lot of scaffolding in the form of side notes.

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.

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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. He approached the child, fe, and held the cage out to him. His wife liked birds, and she liked them so much that she hated cats because they could eat them up.

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