Breves cuento hispanosoffers intermediate Spanish students twelve enjoyable, short, and challenging stories. Each story is accompanied by a series of varied activities including grammar review, vocabulary development, and comprehension, discussion, and opinion questions. The fourth edition contains four new stories by Elena Poniatowska, Isabel Allende, Carmen Laforet, and Reinaldo Arenas. Features: An introduction entitled "How to Read a Foreign Language" suggests strategies and hints for a successful foreign-language reading experience. Pre- and post-reading activities foster better reading skills. Author biographies include a brief history of the period setting the stage for the accompanying reading. DiscusiÓn y opinionssections ask students to share their experiences and opinions regarding each story and its cultural contents.Kooreman, Thomas E. is the author of 'Breves Cuentos Hispanos ', published 2008 under ISBN 9780132391641 and ISBN 0132391643.