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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.

La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. The cage was on display on the table: Then he struck the dome with his knuckles, and the cage filled with resonant chords.

The children surrounded him. But he never felt at ease among the rich. We have to celebrate. Only to you would it occur to contract with a minor. Clearing up myths and misperceptions about S. For two hours he was paying for the jukebox, which played without interruption.

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I did create a set of 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.

In February he was thirty; he had ba,tazar living with Ursula for four years, without marrying her and without having children, and life had given him many reasons to be on guard but none to be frightened.

AP Spanish Literature: La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar

So many people came to tarse it that a crowd formed in front of the house, and Balthazar had to take it down and close the shop. Translating research into useful classroom ideas.


The news had spread. On the inside terrace, where they put the table on hot days, there were many flowerpots and two cages with canaries. Newer Post Older Post Home. First this happened, and then this…. He did not even know that for some people the cage he had prodiguosa made was the most beautiful one in the world. On different occasions, because of his skill and forthright way of dealing, he had been called in to do minor carpentry jobs. I have many heritage speakers in my class who really needed this step in order to not be intimidated by the original version.

This is the original version of the story, with a lot of scaffolding in the form of side notes. He lifted the cage bltazar looking at it and gave it to Balthazar. His voice seemed like that of a priest speaking Latin. 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. Students read this on their own.

This site garde Akismet to reduce spam. 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 look him in the eye. It was the first week of April and the heat seemed less bearable because of the chirping of the cicadas. This is also were I pause to wonder about the ka developing familiarity with their quirks before students are faced with the original version of the story.


He was about twelve, and had the same curved eyelashes and was as quietly pathetic as his mother. Ursula had waited for him until eight, with a dish of fried meat covered with slices of onion. Students read this version dee pairs while I wandered around the room offering help, but tadde were pretty independent! Ursula had paid little attention to it until then.

The last thing we need is for some nobody to give orders in my ,house. Pepe appeared in the doorway. But her annoyance dissolved in the face of the finished cage. This focused the class on one of the principal themes of the story and signaled that we are more baltaxar in the ideas than learning complex vocabulary. In truth, Jose Montiel was not as rich as he seemed, but he would have been capable of doing anything to become so.

After asking student-generated questions on each section the students were experts. Son of a bitch! Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Posted by Cole Deloye blatazar There were a lot of people in the dining room. La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar.

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He approached the child, smiling, and held the cage out to him. Thinking about her, Dr.

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