Day 5

The House of the Spirits Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Lineage of Latin American Authors

    Kind of Activity:

    Technology

    Objective:

    Students will be able to compare The House of the Spirits with another text.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.9

    Structure:

    To begin the activity, have students read this excerpt of One Hundred Years of Solitude (https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1982/marquez-prose.html). Instruct students to make a list of 4-6 similarities between that excerpt and The House of the Spirits.

    On the first day of this activity, explain to students that Isabel Allende drew inspiration from and has been compared to Gabriel García Marquéz. One book...

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