The organization of the Student Activities Manual (SAM) parallels that of the Hoy día Volume 2 student text. Activities corresponding to each Tema in the textbook recycle and reinforce the vocabulary and grammar presented in the textbook. The Diario at the end of the activities for Temas 2 and 4 guides learners in writing paragraphs on the topics of the chapter.
As in the textbook, the communicative nature of activities has been maintained so that students are required to think about the meaning of what they are writing, and grammatical forms are not practiced without relating them to meaning. The order of the activities follows directly the order of presentation of vocabulary and grammar in the corresponding Tema of the textbook and the final Tema of the SAM reviews material from throughout the chapter contextualized in a real-life setting.