CONVOCACIÓN DE PALABRAS develops writing proficiency and critical thinking at the intermediate-to-advanced level through reading and discussion of literary texts from Spain and Spanish-speaking America. The text focuses on teaching students strategies with which to read a literary selection, analyze it for meaning, and finally to react to it in personal ways, providing ample opportunities for creative expression. Thus it guides students in their understanding of the reading selections at the textual as well as at the cultural level, while helping them to appreciate the diversity as well as the unifying forces of the culture that produced the texts. Rather than limit activities to basic comprehension questions that focus on discrete information, activities in this textbook help students develop skills for approaching literature more effectively by enhancing their learning strategies and linguistic abilities. This methodology encourages students to use those skills across disciplines to ensure comprehension and enjoyment of literature as a whole.Raquel Halty is the author of 'Convocacion De Palabras: Lectura Y Redaccion (World Languages)', published 2005 under ISBN 9781413006698 and ISBN 1413006698.