Gabriel García Márquez
Lesson plans and teaching ideas

| Biography and Background | | Chronicle of a Death Foretold | | Living to Tell the Tale | | Love in the Time of Cholera | | One Hundred Years of Solitude | | "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" | | Miscellaneous Links |

Biography and Background

Gabo's Wild Ride: The Incredible Adventures of Gabriel García Márquez
Biography from 2009. Scroll down to find examples of scenes from his novels that are drawn from his life.

Gabriel García Márquez
Biography.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1982
Follow links to a brief biography, the Nobel lecture, and the banquet speech.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Themes, Motifs, and Symbols
Commentary from SparkNotes, including discussion of Magical Realism.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold Important Quotations Explained
Five key quotations and interpretations.

Living to Tell the Tale

Living to Tell the Tale
Students read an excerpt from the memoir, work with vocabulary words, and write a brief autobiographical piece. Access requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.

Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera
These resources from Oprah's Book Club include discussion questions, an online quiz, and a character guide.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude
This reading group guide includes 16 discussion questions.

One Hundred Years of Solitude
These resources from Oprah's Book Club include discussion questions, explanation of magical realism, and a family tree.

Sample Lesson Plan
Photography and poetry introduce a writing activity to accompany One Hundred Years of Solitude . Access requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.

"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"

Pinwheel Discussions: Text in Conversation
Video explanation and demonstration of pinwheel discussions using "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" as part of the model.

"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"
Worksheet, vocabulary practice, and related links.

"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" Study Guide
Summary, background, key topics, and 4 discussion questions.

Miscellaneous Links

"Eva is Inside Her Cat"
Online text of the story.

"Eyes of a Blue Dog"
Online text of the story.

Of Love and Other Demons
This reading group guide has a summary and 11 discussion questions.

"One of These Days"
Online text of the story.



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