LibraryThing Review. User Review – debnance – LibraryThing. People Pedro knows are being taken away by the government. It’s a scary time. Then a general . Había una vez un niño llamado Guillermo Jorge Manuel José. Su casa quedaba al lado de un hogar para ancianos y conocía a todos los que allí vivían. Find La Composicion by Skarmeta, Antonio at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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They can brainstorm more ways they could take an active role in their own communities, as well as ways they coud help others that are facing injustices. Exploring Issues of Social Justice: The story is about a boy living with his family under a military dictatorship.

The children can chose one small thing to do indivudally and one larger action to take as a class against an issue with the government or community. Up until Daniel’s father gets arrested, their biggest worry had been how to improve their soccer skills. ahtonio

Nurturing the democratic debate. I thought this book gave a strong, but subtle account of how children can take action against something with which they disagree. Students will learn more about their roles and how they are an important part of their own communities.

Account Options Sign in. Students can think about their own personal choices and how tey have effected their lives and the lives of others around them. Website of lesson ideas for this book: From inside the book.


“La Composición” de Antonio Skármeta

In a village in Chile, Pedro and Daniel are two typical nine-year-old boys. Below is an annotated list of children’s literature for the elementary classroom. What My Family Does at The prize, founded in and awarded every two years, drew entries written in 36 languages from 54 countries. There is no specified culture or country, giving the message a more universal meaning.

His friends and neighbors are being taken away by soldiers, and the government even invades his classroom to get more information about their families.


His greatest wish is to be brown like everybody else and not be shunned by them. Pedro is a normal boy, living in a small community, and he learns more about his role in his family and community, and realizes the importance of his own actions.

Social Studies, Lanaguage Arts This book can be used in a Social Studies Unit on different government structures, power, authority and goverance. One day a man in uniform visits the school and asks the children to write a composition about “What my family does at night.

We are all alike Home – Media Services. All were read by independent judges who produced a shortlist of 55, which were considered by an international jury in Paris ckmposicion December.


Pedro discusses the paper with his classmate Juan, asking him if he is against the dictatorship.

Calaméo – “La Composición” de Antonio Skármeta

Here, deft realism is brought to the page by Antonia Skarmeta’s story and the edgy drawings of Alfonso Ruano, portraying a child’s view of a repressive society.

More importantly, his awareness of the situation shows that children can take a stand and choose to go against something that is unjust. Pedro chooses to fabricate a story about his family because he knows that the government may not like that they listen to the radio every night and are against the dictatorship.

The jury also awarded four Honourable Mentions in each category.

La Composicion by Skarmeta, Antonio

You can go into depth about dictatorships and what countries have had this type of government structure.

In the category, the Honourable Mentions were: Read, highlight, and skzrmeta notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Editorial Sudamericana- Dictatorship – 31 pages.

He served as the Chilean ambassador in Germany from to He studied literature and philosophy in Chile and at Columbia University.

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