PPT in PDF format to analyze the short story "La rama seca" written by Ana María Matute. PPT also contains the text for the story with visuals to facilitate comprehension for intermediate low students.
Story can be easily found online: http://ciudadseva.com/texto/la-rama-seca/
Students worked in groups. Each group reads a section of the story then turn keys it to the rest of the class. Suggested activities for this story would be a story map and a Conflict-Resolution graphic organizer:
If time permits, as a culminating activity, I have students make Pipa, the twig doll:
Link for story: http://www.ciudadseva.com/textos/cuentos/esp/matute/rama.htm
Sequence of events graphic organizer:
Vocabulary graphic organizer:
You might also in interested in the Ana Maria Matute Bundle: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ana-Maria-Matute-Bundle-1644058
FL.6-12.7.1.IL.A.A.1 - Identify the main idea and some supporting details when reading.
FL.6-12.7.1.IL.A.A.3 - Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words when used in familiar contexts.