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This four page reading guide is designed to take students step by step through Juan Rulfo's classic short story: No oyes ladrar los perros. Download contains a pre reading
partner activity to help students connect their own personal experiences to what they will read, an link to an excellent audiocast version and questions students answer in pairs or small groups as you present the text for the first time. Chunking the story into smaller bits while pausing the audiocast gives students a chance to analyze the relationship between the characters and make predictions. Students then return to the text independently to re read and create an original mind map of their character of choice. Finally there is a quick write topic for students to reflect upon. Story with guide will take two days to complete, one for the audio cast with questions and one to read again to create the mind map/quick write. Students commented they found the story easier to follow and understand bc they were only responsible for small pieces at a time and could pause to make predictions by seeking out details and discuss. Lesson works well for AP V, AP Spanish Lit or any Heritage Language Learner class where they are studying this story.