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La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar

The cage was on display on the table: In I lla 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.

Thinking about her, Dr. 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.

Jose Montiel came out of the bedroom in his underwear. Son of a bitch! He was giving himself an urgent alcohol rub, in order to come out and see what was going on. He lifted the cage without looking at it and gave it to Balthazar. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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.

Ursula had paid little attention to it until then. Posted by Cole Deloye at I insisted that we work in each of pfodigiosa target vocabulary words as often as we could, and we had a lot of fun doing it.

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Only to you would it baltaaar to contract with a minor. And then, to the doctor: And then, to Jose Montiel: 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.

Pepe appeared in the doorway. Translating research into useful classroom ideas. Students were engaged because they could see exactly what was new, yet they were able to follow the story easily. On the inside terrace, where they put the table on hot days, there were many flowerpots and two cages with canaries. She regarded it in silence. Jose Montiel looked at him, unmoved, while the mother tried to pacify him. We read this version as a class and I model my surprise at significant details that were left out of the first version.


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. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

The children surrounded him. 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.

The child jumped up, embraced the cage which was almost as big as he was, and stood looking at Balthazar through the wirework without knowing what to say. 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.

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. Superburguesas Book Trailer https: In February he was thirty; he had been 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.

Furthermore, this is the only version that actually has the complete ending. He was such a cautious man that he slept without an ka fan so he could watch over the noises of the house while he slept. The doctor turned his head. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Grabbing him by the hair, Jose Montiel forced Pepe to look him in the eye.

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. 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, produgiosa in white, freshly shaved, with that expression of decorous candor with which the poor approach the houses of the wealthy.


The cage was finished. Click HERE to download the more recent version of the final story. Baltazat 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.

His voice seemed like that of a priest speaking Latin. In truth, Jose Montiel was not prodihiosa rich as he seemed, but he would have been capable of doing anything to become so. Students read this on their own. He approached the child, smiling, and held the cage out to him. Learn how your comment data is processed. Students read this version in pairs while I wandered around the room offering help, but they were pretty independent!

His wife liked birds, and she liked them so baltazr that she hated cats because they could eat them up. 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. He had put the cage on the dining-room table. Then he struck the dome with his knuckles, and the cage filled with resonant chords.

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. There are still abundant notes on vocabulary provided in the right margins.

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