Visión y Voz: A Complete Spanish Course
No, the textbook does not have students look at the title. There are many pictures in the book used to represent various concepts, vocabulary words, common phrases, etc.
No, it does not have students guess what the text will be about. Each chapter seems to go immediately into vocabulary words and grammar.
The majority of the chapters do provoke discussion of things such as likes and interests, asking students to apply their knowledge of Spanish to respond to questions relating the topics in the book to their life (comparing the information in the book to their culture), such as “What would you order if you went to Lima?” or “Will you or someone else you know be celebrating any of these events in the near future?”
The book includes one article in particular in Spanish for which it provides much more than 5 vocabulary words.
The book is filled with vocabulary and grammar throughout every chapter.
The book seems to have students simply read a text and then answer questions about the text, without having them skim it first or read the first paragraph to determine what it means and then guess what the rest might be about.
The book asks students to notice how the uses of ser, estar, and gustar vary in the imperfect and the preterit.
I found it interesting that the first chapter covers the verb estar and the second chapter covers the verb ser.
The book includes an entire section on how to organize and edit a formal letter in Spanish.
The book has a short story or fable of some kind which contains blank spaces in which students are to fill in either the preterit or imperfect form of the verb indicated.
A section at the end of the book has students discuss their feelings about love at first sight before they read a text related to this idea.
Many sections of the book seem to have students analyze a text based on grammar (find certain forms of verbs in the text, fill in the blanks with either “por” or “para” as appropriate, etc.