This is an extensive reading guide for Ana Maria Matute's "El arbol de oro"
written completely in Spanish.
"El arbol de oro" is one of Ana Maria Matute's famous short stories. It is about 2 full pages long. Like many of her works, there is a strong theme of childhood, poverty, and imagination.
This 4 page packet
1) a character list
to fill out
2) 20 vocabulary words
from the story to define
3) 17 comprehension questions
about the story
4) 6 opinion questions
5) 3 questions about making connections
This reading guide makes sure that students understand the story and provides opportunities to share opinions and make personal connections.
As the text is difficult to read and this reading guide is entirely in Spanish, this activity is recommended for a Spanish 3+ class.
A complete answer key
is provided as well!
If you do not have a paper copy of this story, it can be found at the following website:
"El arbol de oro" - full text
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