PPT for vocabulary and reading comprehension questions for the short story "Espuma y nada más". Great story to use to make connections to Social Studies. The story occurs during the era "La Violencia" in Colombia. Story is easily found online or in the Abriendo Pasos textbook.
After reading this story I like students to also read "Un día de estos" by Gabriel García Márquez. They both make the same connection to the era "La Violencia."
The I have students compare and contrast both authors and their short stories. I have them use a Venn Diagram and work with a partner. Afterwards students share their comparisons with the class which leads to great classroom discussions.
For higher level students I have then write a composition in which they compare and contrast both authors and the stories.
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