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 ... more
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 ... more
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 intro... more