Revista, 5th Edition

Revista, 5th Edition

Conversación sin barreras | José A. Blanco

© 2018 Paperback | Loose-leaf | 8 ½ x 10 ½ inches | online vText available
6 lessons |1 semester |240 pages

Overview

Get your advanced Spanish students talking with our best-selling conversation program. Revista’s relevant and high-interest themes, innovative communications tools, and interactive teaching strategies will enable your students to express themselves naturally and effortlessly in Spanish. Featuring award-winning films, engaging literature, and clever comics, Revista offers advanced Spanish students the authentic content they need to develop their conversation skills. Plus, a powerful, fully-integrated Supersite provides comprehensive activities and resources designed for student success.

  • Award-winning and engaging short films by contemporary Hispanic filmmakers—complete with streaming video and optional captioning on the Supersite
  • Authentic readings, including essays, articles, fictional stories, opinion pieces, interviews, and poetry selections from around the Spanish-speaking world
  • Comic strips that offer clever, thought-provoking insights into the lesson theme
  • Pre-viewing and pre-reading support for each film and literary selection—including background information, author bios, key vocabulary, and practice activities
  • Virtual and Partner Chats integrated with each lesson’s film, reading, and comic strip for additional oral practice and synchronous communication
  • Succinct review of grammar points
  • Our innovative Supersite that provides online access to textbook video, audio, interactive activities, practice quizzes, study and reference tools, and effective online assessment and course management
  • vText—an interactive, online textbook that links directly with Supersite practice activities, audio, and video
  • Instructor material icons indicating the alignment of an activity to ACTFL’s Standards for Foreign Language Learning
Features

What’s new in Revista, 5th Edition?

  • 4 new short films
  • 5 new literary readings, plus one new comic strip
  • Revised vocabulary focused on expanding students’ skills
  • Additional online activities for each literary reading
  • vText—an interactive, online textbook that links directly with Supersite practice activities, audio, and video
  • Updated activities
  • Comprehensive Virtual and Partner Chat features totaling 30 new communicative activities
    • 5 Virtual and Partner Chats per lesson—one for every short film, reading, and comic strip
  • Audio-synch technology for the initial activity for each short film, literary reading, and comic strip
  • Multi-format Composición activities
Contents

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

For more details, download a Table of Contents.

Revista, 5th Edition

Lección 1:¿Realidad o fantasía?
Lección 2: Una cuestión de personalidad
Lección 3: La influencia de los medios
Lección 4: Las garras del poder
Lección 5: Misterios del amor
Lección 6: Modos de vivir

Components

For Students

Student Edition with Supersite Plus
  • Loose-leaf format
  • Digital format (online vText)
Student Activities Manual (print or online WebSAM)

For Instructors

Annotated Edition
Supersite (Full Access)
Includes online course management, assessment, instructor resources, and online communication tools; free to adopting instructors.
Sample lesson

Download a Sample of Lesson 5.

Every Revista lesson is supported by a range of activities, media, audio, and resources that enhance learning and make Spanish come to life! Short films from the Spanish-speaking world serve as a springboard to each lesson’s cultural themes and language functions. See how our integrated text and technology support students at every step.

Technology

A powerful tool for language instruction

With integrated content, comprehensive resources, and innovative tools, the Supersite provides everything you need to engage students and support language learning.

  • Customize your course settings, create your own grading categories, and copy courses quickly and easily.
  • Make the course your own by creating and assigning your own activities and adding customized notes.
  • Empower students by allowing them to easily track due dates, save work, access assignments, and get the additional practice they need to be successful.
  • Make grading a breeze with question-by-question grading, automated spot-checking, and in-line voice commenting.
  • Conveniently share information one-on-one, or issue class reports in the formats that best meet the needs of you and your department.

    For instructors

  • NEW! Options to adapt pre-made online assessments
    • Create new sections
    • Reorder and delete sections and questions
    • Add images, word banks, and text references
  • A gradebook for rosters, assignments, and grades
  • Timesaving auto-graded activities, question-by-question grading, and automated spot-checking
  • Tools to personalize your course
    • Create Partner Chat and open-ended activities
    • Add your own notes to existing content
    • Adapt pre-made assessments
    • Add video and outside resources
  • An assignment wizard—copy all assignments from a previous course into the new semester’s dates in minutes
  • Time limits and password protection for all online assessments
  • Composition-grading tool for in-line comments and corrections via text or voice
  • Downloadable digital image and illustration banks, sample syllabus, sample lesson plan, and Testing Program
  • Instructor Resources (answer keys, audio-video programs, scripts, grammar presentations)
  • Downloadable Activity Pack with task-based assessments
  • A communication center for announcements, notifications, and help requests
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • Voice Boards for oral assignments, group discussions, and projects
  • Single sign-on for LMS integration

    For students

  • Textbook activities online
  • Additional activities for extra practice
  • Enhanced feedback to guide students and improve comprehension and grades
  • Chat for oral practice and conversation skills:
    • Virtual Chat—simulated conversation activities
    • Video Partner Chat—recorded student-pair communicative activities
  • Audio-synced readings
  • All video programs, with instructor-controlled subtitles and translations
  • Audio program
  • Online dictionary
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • Online assessment
  • Interactive, online Student Edition (vText) with links to program activities, audio, and video
  • iPad®-friendly*