Getting to Know... La sombra del viento

Suitable for:
  • AQA AS & A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this captivating novel. AS and A Level students will be immersed in the gripping world of intertwined stories as they study the key characters, themes, genre and language of La sombra del viento and be fully prepared for the writing exams

Written specifically for the 2016 specifications, the logical structure offers the ideal balance between guided classwork and independent research:

  • Before: Introductory tasks to prepare students – with specific focus on the social, political and artistic aspects of the plot , students can begin to appreciate the context of the novel.
  • During: Comprehensive work-through of the novel to ensure thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the events of the novel through a variety of verbal and non-verbal comprehension activities, including translations, gap-fills, synonyms, match-up and more.
  • After: Sections on characterisation, themes, genre and language are followed by exam-style practice questions with model answers to help students apply what they have learnt – and refine exam technique!

What do teachers say about this resource? (10937)

It is well done - I like the separations between chapters... and further analysis later on regarding themes/language/characters. It's well organized! Varied activities. I like the study of the characters chapter a lot.

La Sombra del Viento is a really difficult book for A-level students and I am sure this would help them to have a good overview of this book. Since it has answers at the end it would allow pupils to work through it independently.

M Fons, Spanish teacher & Peer Reviewer