- 91 pages
- Use complementary literary and cinematic sources
- Three interconnected short stories
- Annotations, vocabulary lists, and essay questions
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Show the award-winning film to your students and read Manuel Rivas’ short stories. The enriching reader, La lengua de las mariposas, helps you use complementary cinematic and literary sources to teach your students about Spanish language and culture.
The feature film "La lengua de las mariposas,” adapted from three of Manuel Rivas' award-winning short stories, follows the life of a young Galician boy coming of age during tense political times at the outset of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. The reader begins by providing a geographical and historical context of Spain during this tumultuous period.
Filled with annotations, vocabulary lists, and essay and conversational questions, La lengua de las mariposas actively engages your students in making connections and comparisons across cultures and between artistic genres. Students will explore cultural themes to enhance their understanding of the film and the stories while engaging with modern, authentic, and accessible material.
La lengua de las mariposas provides a unique opportunity for you to introduce film and literature side by side to broaden your students’ understanding of the products, practices, and perspectives of Spanish-speaking worlds.
Watch the trailer here.