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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. He was about twelve, and had the same curved eyelashes and was as quietly pathetic as his mother. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.

Thinking about her, Dr. At that hour, at his house, Ursula was singing a very prdoigiosa song and cutting slices of onion. The clamor of many voices surprised her there. His wife liked birds, and she liked them so much that she hated cats because they could eat them up.

Posted by Cole Deloye at Life is too short to read every blog out there… here are the fifty that I cannot live without: There are still abundant notes on vocabulary provided in the right margins. La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar. Then he struck the dome with his knuckles, and the cage filled with resonant chords. This focused the class on one of the principal themes of the story and signaled that we are more interested in the ideas than learning complex vocabulary.

Translating research into useful classroom ideas. He bqltazar not even know that for some people the cage he had just made was the most beautiful one in the world. 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 doctor kept looking at the cage.

She regarded it in silence. He was very pale and his eyes were starting to get red. This is also were I pause to wonder about the characters developing familiarity with their quirks before students are faced with the baltaazr version of the story. I have no intention of paying you a cent.


AP Spanish Literature: La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar

Jose Montiel looked at him, unmoved, while the mother tried to pacify him. 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. Jose Montiel, obese and hairy, his towel draped around his neck, appeared at the bedroom window.

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. He was smoothly and delicately fat, like a woman who had been beautiful in her youth, and he had delicate hands. But her annoyance dissolved in the face of the finished cage. First this happened, and then this…. 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.

La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar

Only to you would it occur to contract with a minor. He had spent so much that he had had to leave his watch in pawn, with the promise to pay the next day. Tafde two hours he was paying for the jukebox, which played without interruption. 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 prodgiosa, thus prompting a fourth reading of selected parts.

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In I reformatted the final reading to include a few questions and, most importantly, very wide margins on the left hand where I require them to take notes about vocabulary that they do not understand. Here is how I approached this balltazar for my AP language class: Son of a bitch!

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


The doctor turned his head. In truth, Jose Montiel was not as rich as he seemed, but he would have been capable of doing anything to become so. Balthazar observed the child as he would have observed the death throes of a rabid animal.

La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar – My generation of polyglots

And then, to Jose Montiel: Grabbing him by the hair, Jose Montiel forced Pepe to look him in the eye. But it was a false expression. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Ursula had waited for him until eight, l a dish of fried meat covered with slices of onion.

Nobody Expects the Spanish Acquisition! 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.

And ve, to the doctor: But he never felt at ease among the rich.

Students read this version in pairs while I wandered around the room offering help, but they were pretty independent! It was the first week of April and the heat seemed less bearable because of the chirping of the cicadas. The last thing we need is for some nobody to give orders in my ,house. 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.