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This best-selling reader is designed to transition students from reading highly controlled elementary-level materials to appreciating authentic literature. Written primarily in the twentieth century by authors from Spain, Latin America, and the United States, the 31 short stories in ALBUM appear in order of increasing difficulty. Many features, including generous notes and glosses and a range of varied activities, aid comprehension, encourage oral and written self-expression, and promote cooperative learning, as well as critical thinking about the selections.
- Each story is introduced by a Contexto cultural that helps students situation the action in its social, historical and/or geographical setting.
- Each story (except for the microcuentos) contains a new vocabulary-building activity entitled Conexiones en contexto.
- Many of the illustrations that introduce the stories have been modified to allow for more focused pre-reading discussion.
- Many of the post-reading activities have been changed or revised so as to encourage livelier student participation and broader analysis.
- Your instructor edition contains four CDs with the dramatized recordings of all the stories plus the Audio comprehension questions. The students will be able to access these recordings via the Student Website.
- Two audio CDs, recorded by native speakers, feature dramatic readings of each selection in the Fourth Edition. Correlated to the dramatic readings, practice in the Audio section assesses students' listening comprehension through a series of true/false questions.
- Marginal glosses and cultural notes minimize the time students spend looking up words and other references, so that the flow of reading is not interrupted.
- Additional vocabulary in the back provides reference for students while writing.
- Dramatizaciones activities allow for pair and group practice, in consistent sequence, allowing the activities to build in complexity while remaining accessible.
- A range of practice reflects the readings, with varied exercises for each selection—from comprehension checks to directed, interpretive, and comparative writing assignments, as well as pair and small group activities.
- Integration of writing by greats of past and present, showcasing many of the key writers that have influenced the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
- While not ignoring the larger Spanish-speaking world, a focus on writing by Hispanics in the US illustrates for students the influence and impact that these writers' attitudes, philosophies and perspectives have had on the larger cultural fabric of the United States.
2. Eduardo Galeano, La mala racha.
3. Marjorie Agosin, Emma.
4. Enrique Anderson Imbert, Sala del espera.
5. Rubén Darío, El nacimiento de la col.
6. Javier de Viana, El tiempo borra.
7. Francisco Jiménez, Cajas de cartón.
8. Jorge Luis Borges, Leyenda.
9. Sabine Ulibarrí, Un oso y un amor.
10. María Manuela, Dolón Noche de fuga.
11. Ricardo Palma, La camisa de Margarita.
12. Marco Denevi, Apocalipsis.
13. Emilia Pardo Bazán, El décimo.
14. Esmeralda Santiago, Preguntas.
15. Humberto Padró, Una sortija para mi novia.
16. Nellie Campobello, El general Rueda.
17. Antonio Benítez Rojo, El nieto.
18. Sonia Rivera-Valdés, El Beso de la Patria.
19. Sabine Ulibarrí, Mi caballo mago.
20. Gabriel García Márquez, Un día de estos.
21. Julio Cortázar, Continuidad de los parques.
22. Ana María Matute, La conciencia.
23. Juan Rulfo, No oyes ladrar los perros .
24. Miguel de Unamuno, Al correr los años.
25. Claribel Alegría, La abuelita y el Puente de Oro.
26. Ana María Matute, Bernardino.
27. Julio Cortázar, Casa tomada.
28. Emilia Pardo, Las medias rojas.
29. Amalia Rendic, Un perro, un niño, la noche.
30. Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, La pared.
31. Isabel Allende, Dos palabras.