Abejas exploradoras

Abejas exploradoras
Comprehension-Based Reader™
The future of the bee colony depends on explorer bees Gabriela and Isabela.

Level 1 and up / Novice Low — Novice Mid

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Explorer bees Gabriela and Isabela generally do typical chores—until one day, the Queen Bee sends for them! The queen has a special job for Gabriela and Isabela, and the future of the bee colony depends on them. With enemies in their path and unpredictable obstacles along the way, they fearlessly attempt to fulfill the queen’s request and face an even greater challenge. Do they stop to save someone who almost undermined their success and the entire future of their colony?

The exceptionally low unique word count and high-frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) in the Comprehension-based™ reader Abejas exploradoras make this an ideal read for very beginning Spanish students. Each page is loaded with cognates (words that are similar in English and Spanish), recycled vocabulary, and illustrations, which makes this read highly comprehensible.


  • Level 1 and up
  • Present tense
  • Unique word count: 50
  • Total word count: 2700
  • Page count: 63
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Digital Editions
  • A 300+ page Teacher's Guide!
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Abejas exploradoras Teacher's Guide

Our Teacher's Guides are loaded with resources to enrich the teaching and learning experience.

  • 317 pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

    Vocabulary, cognates, comprehension questions, quiz, pre-reading discussion questions slideshow, kinesthetic activity/game


    Slideshows: Depredadores, Mi libro de las abejas

    Infographics: "¿Cómo se produce la miel?", "¿Cómo tratar una picadura de abeja?", "La estructura de la colmena", "La polinización", La importancia de abejas

    Readings: "¿Cómo se comunican las abejas?", “Boquete, Panamá“, “Xunan kab“, "La sociedad de las abejas", "Los meliponinos"

    Features and Highlights:

    Prep 4 Success Unit

    Online Supplement

    Reader’s Theater Scripts
    Matamoscas Game
    ¿Al principio o al final?
    ¿Primero o segundo?
    ¿Quién lo dice?
    6 of One, Half Dozen of Another
    A Bunch of Hunches
    • Pre-made Hunches
    • Hunch Frames
    • Open for Hunch
    • Hunch of Silence
    Blooming Comprehension
    BUZZLE: “¿Cómo se produce la miel?“
    Color by Number Glyph
    Context Clues
    Curtain Call
    Doodle Noodle
    Emoji Theater


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