Summary: A manera de ensayo, a new thematically organized third-year Spanish composition program, focuses on a process-based approach designed to develop students' writing skills and to promote meaningful communication and collaborative learning. Written entirely in Spanish, the text provides a plethora of innovative writing and grammar activities that guide students through the writing process. Interactive activities and assignments are included to enhance composition ...show more skills and to encourage effective group collaboration. Students apply the techniques they are learning to specific tasks and are challenged to think critically about their own writing. Edition/Copyright: 98
- The text's nine regular chapters are divided into three main units called Ciclos which present three major rhetorical modes: historical narration, exposition, and argumentation.
- Communicative and interactive activities for in-class work, writing exercises for independent group work, and composition topics help students develop the skills need to write clearly and effectively.
- Concentrating on grammar and style, each unit reviews key grammar structures supported by contextualized exercises and includes special sections listing the most common connecting devices, such as conjunctions and transition words.
- Essential step-by-step checklists are included at the end of each chapter to guide students through the stages of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and peer review as they prepare their compositions.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Year Published: 1998