- 125 pages
- 10 chapters with pre-reading, reading, and post-reading activities
- Covers present, preterit, imperfect, future, present perfect, and past perfect tenses
- Reflexive verbs introduced in chapter 5
The intermediate level Spanish reader, ¿Quién se robó los colores?, takes readers on a journey through pre-Columbian myths and virtual art. The text is ideal for heritage speakers or learners who studied Spanish previously and wish to review.
In the story, the world’s colors are controlled by the evil and greedy Taya. Are, the butterfly-girl, travels through different worlds trying to restore the colors’ powers. Colors, body parts, the senses, and some names of animals and plants are all covered with an emphasis on vocabulary in context, expressions, grammar and exercises.
Each of the reader’s ten chapters contain pre-reading, reading, and post-reading activities designed to develop all language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing. At the end of each chapter, students will have the chance to create their own story. The questions will encourage them to use the language in context, utilizing the vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and structures learned to communicate their own world.
As students practice grammar and vocabulary, they will also become more aware of aspects of pre-Columbian cultures, including some indigenous traditions that are still practiced in communities throughout the Hispanic-American world today.
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