LibraryThing Review. User Review – debnance – LibraryThing. People Pedro knows are being taken away by the government. It’s a scary time. Then a general . Había una vez un niño llamado Guillermo Jorge Manuel José. Su casa quedaba al lado de un hogar para ancianos y conocía a todos los que allí vivían. Find La Composicion by Skarmeta, Antonio at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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Home – Media Services. One day a man in uniform visits the school and asks the children antohio write a composition about “What my family does at night. He sees the father of one of his school-friends taken away in an army jeep. He served as the Chilean ambassador in Germany from to No eBook available Amazon.

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Website of lesson ideas for this book: There is no specified culture or country, giving the message a more universal meaning.

His friends and neighbors are being taken away by soldiers, and the government even invades his classroom to get more information about their families.

Students composkcion see how Pedro took action, and although it was a seemingly small action, it was important to protect his family. Here, deft realism is brought to the page by Antonia Skarmeta’s story and the edgy drawings of Alfonso Ruano, skarmetz a child’s view of a repressive society.

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Pedro is a normal boy, living in a small community, and he learns more about his role in his family and community, and realizes the importance of his own actions. He taught literature at the University of Chile from to Nurturing the democratic debate.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. My library Help Advanced Book Search. He left his country in because he was profoundly affected by his country’s political travail. People Pedro knows are being taken away by the government.


Now, they are thrust into a situation where they must grapple with the incomprehensible: Up until Daniel’s father gets arrested, their biggest worry had been how to improve their soccer skills. Newer Post Older Post Home.

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Pedro discusses the paper with his classmate Juan, asking him if he is against the dictatorship. The jury also awarded four Honourable Mentions in each category.

Pedro chooses to fabricate a story about his family because he knows that the government may not like that they listen to the radio every night and are against the dictatorship. In a village in Chile, Pedro and Daniel are two typical nine-year-old boys. Although the story never outwardly explains what a dictatorship is, it provides a backdrop of a small community and how it affected by the dictatorship. Social Studies, Lanaguage Arts This book can be used in a Social Studies Unit on different government structures, power, authority and goverance.

He studied literature and philosophy in Chile and at Columbia University. Editorial Sudamericana- Dictatorship – 31 pages. This sensitively realized story touches a nerve and brings home the uncomfortable fact that some children do encounter issues of this magnitude.

La Composicion

What My Family Does at Students will learn more about their roles and how they are an important part of their own communities. We are all alike Students can think about their own personal choices and how tey have effected their lives and the lives of others around them. The writer deals with all kinds of discrimination and says that “in such a wide and open land spread out under such a wide and open sky, there is room enough for many beliefs and many truths.

I thought this book gave a strong, but subtle account of how children can take action against something with which they disagree.

The children can chose one small thing to do indivudally and one larger action to take as a class against an issue with the government or community. It tells the story of Emmanuel, an albino child who lives in a small village in Botswana with his grandmother.


“La Composición” de Antonio Skármeta

Below is an annotated list of children’s literature for the elementary classroom. In the category, the Honourable Mentions were: Posted by bree at 8: His greatest wish is to be brown like everybody else and not be shunned by them.

In this book, Skarmeta seeks to show how children come to conclusions about and act on the world around them, even if they seem like they are not aware of what exactly is going on.

The prize, founded in and awarded every two years, drew entries written in 36 languages from 54 countries. You can go into depth about dictatorships and what countries have had this type of government structure. They can brainstorm more ways they could take an active role in their own communities, as well as ways they coud help others that are facing injustices.

The story is about a boy living with his family under a military dictatorship. Domains of Social Justice: In the unders, these were: More importantly, his awareness of the situation shows that children can take a stand and choose to go against something that is unjust.

From inside the book. They have read and reviewed these books and provided insights into how they can be used in k-5 settings.

If you have any questions or comments, please email bree nyu. Exploring Issues of Social Justice: All were read by independent judges who produced a ee of 55, which were considered by an international jury in Paris on December.

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