Ruinas Circulares por Jorge Luis Borges is an excellent example of magical realism. This is one of the three stories in my Magical Realism Unit.
Ruinas Circulares por Jorge Luis Borges Review packet contains:
Part 1 Brief biography for students to write (Student can research the internet to get information for the author. I usually take my students to the school's library. If it's booked, then I assign it for HW.
Part 2 Analyze the story (Students read the story in class and then break into groups to analyze the story. Groups then share their analysis with the other groups (group sharing activity)
Part 3 True or False statements (This is a review after reading the story. Students work with a partner (paired-work activity) then share with the class (whole class activity)
Key is provided.
At the end of the story, students realize that it was a dream within another dream. Jorge Luis Borges is a master of the Magical Realism genre and most of his works include dreams. Another excellent story to read would be "El Otro" also by Jorge Luis Borges.
Link for story:http://ciudadseva.com/texto/las-ruinas-circulares/
Please feel free to view the PPT for "El Otro"
Link for story: http://www.lamaquinadeltiempo.com/prosas/borges01.htm