PPT in PDF format. Great writing prompt for your Spanish Honors, AP students and Heritage/Native speakers (Intermediate Low to High).
The PPT is to model how to compare and contrast two stories; "El hijo" by Horacio Quiorga and "No oyes ladrar a los perros" by Juan Rulfo. Both stories are about the relationship between father and son. However, they are quite different.
Have your students compare and contrast two stories using a Venn Diagram and then have them write a composition. Great writing prompt that provides critical thinking.
Stories that my students have read and used in class to compare and contrast:
-Las medias rojas vs El Décimo (both by the same author, Emilia Pardo Bazán)
-Chac Mool vs La noche boca arriba (Carlos Fuentes and Julio Cortázar)
-La siesta del martes vs La viuda de Montiel (both by the same author, Gabriel García Márquez)
-El Otro vs El Sur (both written by Jorge Luis Borges)
-La casa tomada and a fragment for "La casa de los espíritus" from the textbook "Encuentros Maravillosos". (Julio Cortázar and Isabel Allende).
They have also compared novels:
La casa en Mango Street vs Cajas de cartón (Sandra Cisneros and Francisco Jiménez).
They have also compared plays:
El Delantal Blanco vs La zapatera prodigiosa (Sergio Vodanovic vs Federico García Lorca).
Students choose the stories to read, read with a partner in class and then re-read for HW. Students then are grouped with peers that read the same story and have a story discussion. Then we have a whole class review for all the stories read. I give students two weeks to read and discuss so that they're familiar with the stories.
The composition is assigned for HW. They write a rough draft. In class they choose a student to exchange rough drafts for peer editing. I also walk around the room to make sure the suggestions made by their peers make sense.
In class they write their final copy and I allow the use of dictionaries, class notes and rough drafts. Afterwards, students read allow their compositions or if time permits, create a PPT with images to present to the class.
This lesson addresses reading, writing, speaking and listening.
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.
You might also be interested in the following bundles:
El Delantal Blanco:
La Zapatera Prodigiosa:
No oyes ladrar a los perros:
Juan Rulfo Web Quest:
Las medias rojas:
Web Quest for the author of El Décimo and Las medias rojas:
La noche boca arriba:
Web Quest for Julio Cortázar:
La siesta del martes and La viuda de Montiel by Gabriel García Márquez:
Web Quest for Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
PPT for short biography for Juan Rulfo: