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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. This is the al version of the story, with a lot of scaffolding in the form of side notes. He had put the cage on the dining-room table. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar

He had spent so much that he had had to leave his watch in pawn, with the promise to pay the next day. The children surrounded him. On the inside terrace, where they put the table on hot days, there were many flowerpots and two cages with canaries. For two hours he was paying for the jukebox, which played without interruption. 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.


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. Students read this on their own. 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.

Only to you would it occur to contract with a minor. Then he struck the dome with his knuckles, and the cage filled with resonant chords. 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.

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Furthermore, this is the only version that actually has the complete ending. Students were engaged because they could see exactly what was new, yet they were able to follow the story easily.

And then, to Jose Montiel: He was smoothly and delicately fat, like a woman who had been beautiful in her youth, and he had delicate hands.

He was very pale and his eyes were starting to get red. The last thing we need is for some nobody to give orders in my ,house.

Newer Post Older Post Home. 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. This re also were I pause to wonder about the characters developing familiarity with their quirks before students are faced with the original version of the story.


She regarded it in silence. Thinking about her, Dr. First this happened, and then this…. 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.

Son of a bitch!

ce He approached the child, smiling, and held the cage out to him. After asking student-generated questions on each section the students were experts. 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.

La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar – My generation of polyglots

Jose Montiel came out of the bedroom in his underwear. Courtney Nygaard — Spanish 2, 3 and heritage learners. 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 proidgiosa pesos.

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