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12. Migrant

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Tomas Rivera - Teaching Tips

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  • Have your students brainstorm in small groups about migrant workers, keeping notes that they can use to present a report to the class. Collect the information from the groups and display it on a chalkboard or screen so that you can discuss it as a class. After they have read Rivera's novel, ask students to revisit their compiled information and make revisions. What changes in facts and opinions occur? Discuss those changes.

  • Have students compare different translations of the opening or closing paragraphs of . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra/ . . . And the Earth Did Not Devour Him. What differences do they find? Discuss the problems of reading translated works.

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