Short Story Genre of Argentina Study Guide - El género del microcuento

Short Story Genre of Argentina Study Guide - El género del microcuento
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  1. Create an "introduction to literature" literary unit with the short-story genre. Each of the stories in the collection is less than a page in length and each study guide indicates the grammar that is most prevalent in each story. (Approximates intermediate level of the World-Readiness Standards Fo
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Teach students to enjoy authentic literature in Spanish using five short stories from authors of Argentina: Julio Cortázar, Marco Denevi, Luisa Valenzuela, Jorge Luís Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares (2nd year and above language learner level, Immersion and Heritage speaker).

What is included:

  • Five reading comprehension study guide worksheets (Bilingual)

- Amor 77 by Julio Cortázar

- La vida para los jóvenes by Adolfo Bioy Casares

- El sabor de una medialuna by Luisa Valenzuela

- Helena y Menelao by Marco Denevi

- Leyenda by Jorge Luís Borges

  • Bilingual word bank for each story
  • Open-ended question and response worksheets for written or verbal interaction and testing (over 30 questions formatted for seatwork)
  • Instructions and procedures for activities
  • Two graphic organizers with sample vocabulary
  • Reading scoring rubric
  • Teacher resources

These activities are easy to implement with minimal teacher preparation and provide a simple tool for introducing students to literature. Each story can be adapted for oral conversation and discussion, writing practice or testing as an individual or multiple lesson supplement for your current curriculum (Approximates intermediate level of the World-Readiness Standards For Learning Languages).

Essential skill practice:

- Expressing opinions

- Making predictions

- Analyzing relationship between cause and effect

- Use of time frames (present, past, future)

- Reflexive verbs

- Research strategies; Use of glossaries, online dictionaries

Short story genre worksheet activities is a stand-alone activity. If you would like additional materials for your Microcuento or Latin American literary curriculum, please see my other related resources below. Maestra Mapache Creations has coordinated these collections of vocabulary, dialogues, worksheets and images to be your versatile tool for both verbal and written activities.

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