Descubre ©2014

Lengua y cultura del mundo hispánico

Descubre ©2014

Lengua y cultura del mundo hispánico

© 2014 hardcover | 8 x 10 inches | online vText options available | downloadable eBook available
9 - 10 chapters each for Levels 1, 2, and 3; 4 - 5 chapters each for Levels 1A and 1B | Level 1A: 200 pages | Level 1B: 250 pages | Level 1: 416 pages | Level 2: 392 pages | Level 3: 504 pages

Description

Lengua y cultura del mundo hispánico

© 2014 hardcover | 8 x 10 inches | online vText options available | downloadable eBook available
9 - 10 chapters each for Levels 1, 2, and 3; 4 - 5 chapters each for Levels 1A and 1B | Level 1A: 200 pages | Level 1B: 250 pages | Level 1: 416 pages | Level 2: 392 pages | Level 3: 504 pages

Overview

This multi-level Spanish program helps prepare your students for skilled, multilingual communication and cultural understanding—a necessity in our ever-expanding global society! Text and technology are seamlessly integrated to enhance learning, motivate students, and promote life-long language learning. Features include:

  • Level 1 A/B split for beginning-level students
  • Highly structured lesson organization with easy-to-navigate color-coded sections for easy, confident use
  • Six-step instructional design that emphasizes language as a tool
  • Progressive communicative activities incorporated into every section of every lesson
  • Unprecedented cultural coverage of the Spanish-speaking world
  • Engaging dramatic and authentic video selections, integrated throughout all three levels
  • Systematic development of reading, writing, and listening skills through learning strategies and a process approach
  • Teaching and learning all in one place—our interactive Supersite with auto-graded activities, program video and audio, student resources, and helpful online assessment and class management tools

Solutions for lightening backpacks:

  • Live Chat to connect with students in real time, without leaving your browser:
    • Instant messaging
    • Audio chat
    • Video chat
  • eBook—a downloadable electronic text for offline reading on the iPad®
  • vText – the online, interactive student edition
  • Level 1 Practice Partner App for students looking for extra practice on the go
  • iPad®-friendly* access—get Supersite and vText on the go
    *Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash or Shockwave.
New features

What’s new in Descubre ©2014?

  • Level 1A/1B for beginning-level students
  • Activity Packs with a wealth of additional communicative and directed activities for every lesson, plus a game board for review
  • Updated video programs:
    • New Fotonovela episodic series that follows the Diaz family and a visiting exchange student on their adventures around Mexico
    • Flash cultura videos featuring young, professional broadcasters exploring topics relating to the chapter themes from locations around the Spanish-speaking world
    • New En Pantella authentic TV commercials and newscasts clips
  • Expanded teaching tools feature 21st Century Skills, pre-AP® strategies, differentiated instruction, and more
  • Enhanced and expanded technology options, including:
    • New Supersites—groundbreaking technology with powerful course management tools and a simplified user experience
    • Video Partner Chat and Virtual Chat functionality for synchronous communication and oral practice—fully-integrated with the Supersite gradebook
    • Live Chat to connect with students in real time, without leaving your browser:
      • Instant messaging
      • Audio chat
      • Video chat
    • My Vocabulary tool for personalized word lists and flashcards
    • New online tools—add or remove your own content to the Supersite, and set time limits and passwords for assessment
    • Single sign-on feature for LMS integration
    • Ability to copy all assignments from a previous course
    • Create, assign, and grade your own open-ended activities and assessments
    • Level 1 Practice Partner App for students looking for extra practice on the go
    • Upload or share documents, videos, and outside resources
    • eBook —a downloadable electronic text for offline reading on the iPad®
    • iPad®-friendly* access—get the Supersite and vText on the go
      *Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash or Shockwave.

AP and Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

Contents

What can you expect in each lesson? Check out all the themes below.

For more details, download a Table of Contents.

Descubre ©2014 Level 1

Descubre ©2014 Level 1A

Descubre ©2014 Level 1B

Descubre ©2014 Level 2

Descubre ©2014 Level 3

Descubre Level 1

  1. Lección 1: Hola, ¿qué tal?
  2. Lección 2: En la clase
  3. Lección 3: La familia
  4. Lección 4: Los pasatiempos
  5. Lección 5: Las vacaciones
  6. Lección 6: ¡De compras!
  7. Lección 7: La rutina diaria
  8. Lección 8: La comida
  9. Lección 9: Las fiestas

Descube Level 1A and 1B Split

  1. Level 1A: Leccións 1 - 4
  2. Level 1B: Lección 5 - 9

Descubre Level 2

  1. Lección preliminar
  2. Lección 1: En el consultorio
  3. Lección 2: La tecnología
  4. Lección 3: La vivienda
  5. Lección 4: La naturaleza
  6. Lección 5: En la ciudad
  7. Lección 6: El bienestar
  8. Lección 7: El mundo del trabajo
  9. Lección 8: Un festival de arte
  10. Lección 9: Las actualidades

Descubre Level 3

  1. Lección preliminar
  2. Lección 1: Las relaciones personales
  3. Lección 2: Las diversiones
  4. Lección 3: La vida diaria
  5. Lección 4: La salud y el bienestar
  6. Lección 5: Los viajes
  7. Lección 6: La naturaleza
  8. Lección 7: La tecnología y la ciencia
  9. Lección 8: La economia y el trabajo
  10. Lección 9: La cultura popular y los medios de comunicación
  11. Lección 10: La literatura y el arte
Components

For Students

Student Edition
Hardcover student textbook with re-enforced binding for use in class, for homework, or as a reference tool.

vText
Student Edition in an online, interactive, iPad®-friendly* format. Convenient Supersite links make studying and homework a cinch.

Downloadable eBook (for Levels 1, 2, and 3)
All the benefits of the online vText, plus the versatility of working offline. (Available for iPad®)

Cuaderno de práctica y actividades comunicativas (for Levels 1A and 1B)
All-in-one print workbook includes chapter vocabulary and grammar practice; audio activities; and pre-, while-, and post-viewing activities for program video.

Cuaderno de práctica (for Levels 1, 2, and 3)
Print workbook with extra chapter vocabulary and grammar practice, plus additional reading and writing activities.

Cuaderno de actividades comunicativas (for Levels 1, 2, and 3)
Print workbook with audio and video activities for building listening comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation skills.

eCuaderno
Interactive, online versions of workbook(s) with auto-grading and full integration with the Supersite gradebook.

Cuaderno para hispanohablantes
Three-volume print workbook for heritage speakers with reading and writing skill-building activities.

Student Supersite
Password-protected, program-specific website with textbook activities, online-only practice, audio, video, interactive grammar tutorials, reference tools, assessment, teacher-student communication, and more. The Supersite is iPad®-friendly* for on-the-go access.

Practice Partner App (for Level 1)
Self-study tool with chapter-specific practice and games, and access to grammar tutorials and program video…all from any mobile device. (For student/parent purchase only; must have Supersite access)

For Instructors

Teacher’s Edition
Full reproduction of the student textbook with point-of-use instructional support, including: scope & sequence, suggestions for differentiated instruction, 21st Century Skills and pre-AP strategies, standards alignment, and more.

Teacher’s DVD Set
Includes the Fotoroman episodes, Flash cultura clips, Panorama cultural video, and short films—with teacher-controlled subtitles in English and Spanish. (All video also available online)

Testing Program Book
Bound paperback with perforated pages includes: quizzes for each Contextos section and Estructura grammar point, six tests for each lesson, two versions of a cumulative exam, oral testing suggestions, optional testing sections, and scripts for listening activities. (Also available online)

Answer Key
Bound paperback with answers to all discrete activities in the Student Edition and workbook(s). (Also available online)

Audio Programs
Downloadable MP3 files on the Supersite of all audio recordings to be used in conjunction with the workbook(s), the Student Edition, and the Testing Program. (CDs available upon request)

Online Assessment
Formative and summative assessments via the Supersite: pre-made quizzes, tests, and exams; create your own assessments by uploading open-ended activities—all with time limits and password protection.

Activity Pack (for Levels 1 and 2)
Loose-leaf worksheet bundle includes supplementary vocabulary and grammar activities for each lesson of the Student Edition. (Also available online)

Middle School Activity Pack (for Levels 1A, 1B, and 1)
Online-only, print-ready collection includes supplementary vocabulary and grammar activities for beginning-level students.

Teacher Supersite
All the tools you need to teach your class. Password-protected and available online anytime, it includes: a gradebook to manage rosters, assignments, and grades; editable tests, quizzes, and exams; answer keys for all program materials; tools for online communication; all program video and audio; editable Student Objective worksheets; Integrated Performance Assessments with tasks and grading rubrics; and much more.

*Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash or Shockwave.

Sample lesson
Every Descubre © 2014 lesson is enhanced by a range of activities, resources, and media—from a dramatic series to authentic TV clips and short films— that reinforce learning and make Spanish come to life. See how our integrated text and technology support students at every step!

Video Highlights

  • Video

    Fotonovela

    In Levels 1 and 2, dramatic video episodes follow four students on their adventure through Mexico City. Characters' dialogue brings lesson vocabulary and grammar to life, while flashbacks give glimpses of everyday life in their home countries. The Level 3 Fotonovela is a series of sitcom episodes surrounding the adventures of employees of a fictional lifestyle magazine. The characters' real-world language reflects the vocabulary and grammar of the matching lesson. Learn more about the Fotonovela in Levels 1 and 2.

  • Video

    Flash cultura

    Like watching the news delivered by young citizen journalists in their own countries, these videos are all about the local culture. Vocabulary and grammar from the text is incorporated, while still providing a controlled amount of unknown language.
    Learn more about Flash cultura.

  • Video

    Panorama Cultural

    Get amazing views of Spanish speaking countries through captivating and beautiful documentary film. Students gain interesting cultural insights while viewing these videos integrated with the Panorama section of each lesson.

  • Video

    Animated tutorials

    Grammar has never been more exciting with the favorite Professor Pedro Gómez Laserna pairing rules with fun examples in these entertaining lessons.
    Learn more about our animated tutorials.

Supersite Technology

A new generation of language-learning technology

Powerful tools for customized course management, along with the integrated content that improves learning and fosters enjoyment.

Focused uniquely on world language, with robust features that speak to your needs. How do we know? Feedback from our 20,000 language instructors and 1 million language students.

Simplified experience so you can navigate the site easily, have flexible options, and quickly sort a wealth of information.

Learn more about this new generation of language-learning technology.


  • For instructors
  • A gradebook to manage rosters, assignments, and grades
  • Time-saving auto-graded activities, plus question-by-question and automated spot-checking
  • A communication center for announcements, notifications, and help requests
  • Online assessments, plus the complete Testing Program in an editable format
  • Teacher Resources (answer keys, audio-video scripts, info gap activities, and worksheets)
  • Online administration of quizzes and exams, now with time limits and password protection
  • Tools to add your own content:
    • Create and assign Partner Chat and open-ended activities
    • Upload and assign videos and outside resources
  • Single sign-on feature for integration with your LMS
  • Ability to copy all assignments from a previous course
  • Option to hide activity time estimates from students
  • Ability to reorder assignments as seen on student dashboard
  • Add your own customized notes to the existing activity content:
    • Sidebar notes—comment on overall activity
    • In-line notes—comment on particular question or part of activity
  • Middle School Activity Pack
  • Testing Audio Program MP3 files
  • Live Chat for video chat, audio chat, and instant messaging
  • Voiceboards for oral assignments, group discussions, and projects
  • vText—the online, interactive text
  • eBook—the offline, downloadable electronic text

  • For students
  • Textbook activities—online
  • Additional activities for extra practice
  • Enhanced feedback to guide students to improve comprehension and grades
  • Streaming video for all video programs, with instructor-controlled subtitles and translations
  • Animated grammar tutorials
  • My Vocabulary tool for personalized word lists and flashcards
  • Chat activities for conversational skill-building and oral practice:
    • Video Partner Chat—work with a partner online to record and submit an activity
    • Virtual Chat—record and submit simulated conversations
  • Internet search activities
  • Recorded readings
  • Textbook and Audio Activities MP3s
  • Online dictionary, verb wheel, vocabulary tutorials, games, and grammar reference
  • Pronunciation practice
  • Online eCuaderno with audio record-submit activities and auto-grading for selected activities
  • Level 1 Practice Partner App for students looking for extra practice on the go
  • vText—the online, interactive student edition
  • eBook—the offline, downloadable electronic student edition