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El cuento : Arte Y Analisis - 03 edition

El cuento : Arte Y Analisis (ISBN10: 0130489301; ISBN13: 9780130489302)
ISBN13: 978-0130489302
ISBN10: 0130489301

Summary: For students in fourth/fifth-semester college Spanish courses.

A collection of 25 Hispanic short stories by 24 writers (9 female, 15 male) representing 16 countries is a solid introduction to the art and analysis of reading literature in Spanish after completing a basic language sequence. It contains an introduction in English of basic concepts, followed by a presentation in Spanish that reinforces the material and includes a general Spanish vocabulary. Th moree carefully sequenced chapter structure enables students to read closely and analytically while preparing them to speak and write about short stories.

  • Unique introduction for each short story, one in English and one in Spanish.
    • The English introduction provides students with linguistic and contextual input enabling them to understand the Spanish introduction and the story itself. The Spanish introduction is an extension of the English introduction.
    • This type of information allows students to better understand, analyze and discuss the stories.
  • Robust and consist organization for every story--Introduction, introduction to author and story, notes on vocabulary, text with glosses, and exercises.
    • Guides students through the material.
  • Both pre-reading and post-reading exercises--Focusing first on vocabulary, then plot, analysis, and general topics.
    • Gives students the opportunity to practice and solidify their reading skills.
  • Variety of selections in one genre--Appropriate as a first reader.
    • Provides students with easily grasped concepts for discussion.
  • Unique writing styles of the authors--Readings selected for comparison of these themes: social hierarchy, power of the imagination, human psychology, gender issues, justice, destiny, and the supernatural.
    • Allows students to look comparatively at the different treatments of common subjects, and encourages further reading. Gives instructors a springboard for lively class discussions.
  • Repetition and Reinforcement--Approach focuses on a series of stages in the reading process.
    • Aids students' comprehension and promotes active participation.
  • Flexible organization--Stories are organized by degree of difficulty.
    • Enables instructors to present some or all of these self-contained selections. less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2003
International: No

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