Esperanza

Spanish
Esperanza
Comprehension-based™ Reader
A young mother escapes a violent civil war in an attempt to find a better life for her family.

Level 2 and up / Novice Mid — Intermediate Low

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Overview

This novel is based on the chilling true story of a young family caught in the middle of political corruption and unspeakable violence during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war. Tired of watching city workers endure countless human and civil rights violations, Alberto organizes a union. When he and his co-workers organize a strike, Alberto and his family find themselves on the government’s “extermination” list. The violent situation leaves Alberto separated from his family and forces them all to flee for their lives. Will their will to survive be enough to help them escape and reunite? And if so, will they ever find another place they can call home?

The exceptionally low unique word count and high frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) in the Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Esperanza’, make this an ideal read for advanced beginning Spanish students. Each page is loaded with cognates (words that are similar in English and Spanish), recycled vocabulary, and illustrations, which makes this read highly comprehensible.

Features

  • Levels 2 and up
  • 2 versions under one cover: Present & Past Tense
  • Unique word count: 200
  • Total word count: 7000
  • Page count: 67
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Bundles
  • A 643-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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Authors

  • Carol Gaab


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