PPT in PDF format in Spanish is a brief biography for the Mexican author, Laura Esquivel and her best seller "Como agua para chocolate". PPT has a brief biography for the author as well as an analysis for the novel
I read with my students only some of the chapters. There are twelve chapters. Great way to introduce your students to magical realism. I read with me the first chapter (enero) because it introduces the characters and the conflict. They also read the second chapter (febrero) in which Tita makes the wedding cake and her tears pour into the cake making everyone sick at the wedding. Lastly, we read the last few fragments for the last chapter so the students know how the novel ends. We don't read the entire last chapter because of some scenes.
There is also a You Tube video for the wedding cake scene that I like to show as a closing activity.
Tita's tears in the cake:
People's reaction after eating the cake:
The novel can be easily found in PDF format online. I suggest you read the chapters you would like to read with your students because some chapters may contain scenes that are not appropriate.
You might also be interested in the bundle "Author of the month" which also contains this PPT as well as many others:
Recognize familiar spoken or written words and phrases contained in culturally
authentic materials using electronic information and other sources realted to the targeted
7.1. IL .A.4
Identify familiar people, places, and objects based on simple oral and/or written
Use the target language to describe people, places, objects, and daily activities learned about through oral or written descriptions.
Infer the meaning of a few unfamiliar words in some new contexts.