Aproximaciones al estudio de la literatura hispánica, 8th Edition
Available Fall 2021
Aproximaciones has a new home
Aproximaciones is designed to teach students basic skills in literary analysis through readings in Spanish and Spanish-American literature and a variety of exercises. The book is set up in such a way that the individual instructors can develop their own ways of choosing and presenting the materials.
New short stories, El trote de siempre by Carmen Naranjo (Costa Rica) and Dos palabras by Isabel Allende (Chile). Naranjo presents the interplay of reality and fiction in the age of radio, while Allende finds a fascinating and surprising way to introduce the basics (and the mysteries) of language.
Three new poets: Adela Zamudio (Bolivia), Nicanor Parra (Chile), and Elizabeth Acevedo (U.S./Dominican Republic). Zamudio, born in the mid-nineteenth century, argues brilliantly—in Nacer hombre—for the rights of women.
A new essay Tres héroes by José Martí (Cuba) praises, in deeply expressed sentiments, the accomplishments of the protagonists of the Independence movement in Latin America.
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The Supersite is our easy-to-use, integrated platform—specially built to support language learning. You’ll visit the Supersite to complete homework, practice Spanish, communicate with your class, and find all your scores. The Supersite makes it a cinch for students to track due dates, save work, and access all assignments and resources, including: • Audio-synch readings so that students hear how texts are read by native speakers • vText, the online Student Edition, is included with all student digital access • Interactive practice activities serve as a bridge for students to access content and create habitual strategies for developing biliteracy skills.
The Supersite is built for easy course management and allows you and your students to focus on language learning. Deliver a hybrid or online learning experience, or supplement in-class time, with the premier site for teaching languages! • Set-Up Ease: Customize your course and section settings, create your own grading categories, plus copy previous settings to save time. • All-in-One Gradebook: Add your own activities or use the grade adjustment tool for a true, cumulative grade. • Grading Options: Choose to grade student-by-student, question-by-question, or spot check. Plus, give targeted feedback via in-line editing and voice comments. • Accessible Student Data: Conveniently share information one-on-one, or issue class reports in the formats that best fit you and your department. • Assessment Builder: raft new quizzes, tests, and exams to your preference, or modify pre-built assessments from the program.