Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Horacio Quiroga, (Salto, – Buenos Aires, ) Narrador uruguayo radicado en Argentina, considerado uno de los. El almohadón de plumas (Serie Roja Anthologies) (Spanish Edition) [Horacio Quiroga, Ricardo Peláez] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Horacio Quiroga () is regarded as one of the originators of Latin America’s short story. El almohadón de plumas. El almohadón de plumas.

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This is certainly a difficult text to teach due to the advanced language.

El almohadón de plumas (Horacio Quiroga) – My generation of polyglots

It is also fun to misdirect the reader; Quiroga leads us to believe that the life quirog the young wife is slowly being drained away due to the lack of love in her new marriage. When I teach this story I use embedded readings to build up from a very simple version of the story until, by the end of the week, students are reading the original version written by Horacio Quiroga. I taught this story this year with a larger unit about love, dating norms and gender roles.

It may take more than one class. I did not give this sheet to students until I felt that they already knew the words so that it did not feel like a vocabulary list that we were plugging through but rather some spontaneous conversations.


When I thought quirofa they were ready I gave them the list and they translated the list on their own in class, verifying their acquisition. Finally we completed this power point vocab presentation together.

I have students fold this embedded reading into quarters so that they are only looking at the relevant section. Do not let them skip ahead!

We read each part as a class, discussing line by line, acting out and finally writing five questions per section. Simple questions that have an obvious answer within the text.

almohdaon For example, an acceptable question for the first section might be something like: Once everyone has five questions we go around the class, each asking a question and the whole class responding in unison. In practice this did not always work, but it did keep most students focused on the text. Before reading the original text I like to discuss and watch this videowhich you should warn students is not a faithful reproduction of the short story.

I interrupt the film often so it takes us about 25 minutes to watch a nine minute film. If you have time you might start the class with a discussion of the painting that I placed at the beginning of this post. I edited this text very lightly to make it more comprehensible for my students, but for the most part this is the original version. I have included quite a few comprehension breaks including vocabulary reflections, comprehension questions and prompts for illustrations.


Students already know the story; they just have to be able to comprehend this version.

El almohadón de plumas (Horacio Quiroga)

I certainly read the first horaccio pages as a whole group activity to keep any of my students from giving up when they get to a stretch that is difficult for them to understand. I talk it out, orally simplifying passages. Nonetheless the assessment I made, which you can download heredoes get to how well they have developed a familiarity with the final, complex text.

Definitely discuss the difference between movie and original story prior to the assessment and almoadon them to know the story version for the assessment.

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