- Has been featured by America Reads Spanish
- Appropriate for both heritage speakers and students learning Spanish as a second language
- Covers present, preterit, imperfect, future, present perfect, and past perfect tenses
- Reflexive verbs introduced in chapter 5
- 125 pages/10 chapters with pre-reading, reading, and post-reading activities
The intermediate level Spanish reader, ¿Quién se robó los colores? storyline is based on a pre-Columbian myth about the origins of the first man on Earth. In the story, the world’s colors are controlled by the computer of an evil and greedy villain, Taya. Are, a butterfly-girl, travels through different worlds trying to right the wrongs of Taya. 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, 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 allusions to indigenous traditions that are still practiced in communities throughout the Hispanic-American world today.
- Print softcover - with lightweight, full color pages that learners can write on!
- FlexText - an ebook that matches the print version, page by page. Ebook pages allow for highlighting and note taking. Teachers will also receive access to an Instructional Strategies Toolkit in the Learning Site, packed with activities that can be filtered by communication mode, task type, grade, proficiency level, Bloom's Taxonomy, and more.