PPT in PDF format contains 19 slides to analyze the short story, La siesta del martes. I use this PPT in PDF format to model how to analyze a story. I emphasize that they have to use phrases from the story to support their thesis (supportive evidence).
It's a great critical thinking assignment that requires more than just reading a story. Then students choose a short story written by the same author or another author. I give students two weeks to work on their projects and then present to the class. Students get both a project grade and an oral presentation grade.
They're ask to provide a brief biography for the author, discuss characters (primary and secondary), setting, time, primary and secondary themes, conflict and resolution,connections made to history and culture. This lesson teaches them skills that they can use in college when taking literature courses in either language; Spanish or English.
Appropriate level would be heritage/native speakers, Spanish 4 or AP.
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Common Core Standards:
Identify the main idea and most supporting details contained in culturally authentic materials using electronic information and other sources related to targeted themes.
Recognize familiar words and phrases understand the main idea and infer the meaning of some highly contextualized unfamiliar spoken or written words in culturally authentic materials using electronic information and other sources related to targeted themes.
Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words and phrases in academic and formal contexts.