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Jorge Luis Borges
We are going to visit web sites that are related to Borges'
Tell me type of information you find in a biography.
1. Go to the Web Site http://www.literatura.org/Borges/
2. Check the following that you find on this page :
- _________________________Birth Date
- ________________________ Parents' Names
- _______________________________ Places they lived
- _______________________________ Books he published
- ____________________________________________________ Styles
of life he was exposed to
- ________________ Date he died.
3. List here words that you don't understand.
4. List here places where he used to live .
Reading for understanding
Select a poem and write down the following:
- Title of poem_________________________________________________
- Main Ideas_________________________________________________
Find a map where you can point at:
- His place of birth_________________________________________________
- Country where he spent most of his life_________________________________________________
- Write names of other places Borges visited and/or stayed_________________________________________________
Reading for Understanding Application
- Talk to a friend about interesting things you found on Borges'
- Tell your classmates the reason(s) why you prefer either
poetry or narrative.
- Make an acrostic to a friend .
- Write me a letter where you assume the role of Borges. Tell
me why your writing style is so difficult to understand .
JORGE LUIS BORGES AND HIS WORK
- Teacher lesson plan
- Mr. Jimenez, J.
- Level : A.P. Spanish Literature
- Grades 11 &12
- . Conocer aspectos de la vida de Jorge Luis Borges.
- . Identificar lugares en donde vivió y escribió
- . Estudiar obras e influencia de otros autores en creación
literaria de este autor
- . Computer with access to the web.
- . Maps to locate places where Borges lived or had any experience
- . Ask students to list main events on Borges' life. ( Go
to Jorge Luis Borges site ).
- . Exchange information you found on this author.
- . Tell me about a particular aspect that came to your attention.
- . Find words you don't understand from Borges' biography.
- . Explanation of vocabulary.
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