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«Un logro único, a la vez testimonio personal y posible alegoría del pasado, el presente y el futuro de América Latina». (New York Times Book Review)
Follow three generations of the Trueba family, from the 20th century through modern times, as they find love and overcome adversity. With a unique description of historical and social context from Latin America, Isabel Allende’s book will capture your students’ attention.
©2015. Spanish. Advanced. High school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 556 pages.
If you are teaching using an authentic resource, choose a significant paragraph, section, or a chapter so that younger readers can handle it. Teach them first and foremost to look for cognates and to guess the gist of a section.
For upper levels, choose a section and have students write down verbs that end with a particular tense. Ask them what they think each one means, given the context. Without going deep into how to conjugate, you can make blanket comments, so they recognize patterns and can predict the meanings. Teach grammar as vocabulary!