Handout has 15 critical thinking questions for the short story "Espuma y nada más" written by Hernando Téllez (Colombia). I have students read this story as well as "Un día de estos" by Gabriel García Márquez. Then students compare both stories using a Venn Diagram. Both stories are part of my Colombia unit and make connections to the era known as "La Violencia". An era of many years of civil wars in Colombia. Great way to make connections to Social Studies.
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.