Come on Let’s Go: La historia autorizada de Ritchie Valens

Come on Let’s Go: La historia autorizada de Ritchie Valens
Comprehension-Based Reader™
17-year-old Mexican-American Richie Valens rocketed to stardom to become a teen idol.

Level 2 and up / Novice Mid — Novice High


Richard Steven Valenzuela is the epitome of true overnight success! Born in 1941 to a working-class Mexican-American family in California’s San Fernando Valley, ‘Ritchie’ dazzled the music industry with his unique blend of Latin rhythm and Rock ‘n’ Roll. At just 17 years old, Ritchie was well on his way to becoming a teen idol and one of the most popular Rock ’n’ Roll musicians of all time. Learn how this teen’s talent impacted the course of musical history!

The low unique word count and high-frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) in the Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Come on Let’s Go: La historia autorizada de Ritchie Valens’, make this an ideal read for advanced beginning Spanish students. Each page is loaded with cognates (words that are similar in English and Spanish), and recycled vocabulary, which makes this read highly comprehensible.


  • Level 2 and up
  • Appropriate for advanced beginner students
  • Past tense
  • Unique word count: 204
  • Total word count: 7500
  • Page count: 67
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Bundles
  • A 315-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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Come on Let’s Go: La historia autorizada de Ritchie Valens Teacher's Guide

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

  • 315 pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

    Vocabulary, cognates, comprehension questions, blooming comprehension questions, quiz, pre-reading discussion questions slideshow


    Slideshows: Guitarristas famosos, La Bamba, Mexicoamericanos en Los Ángeles, Paseo de la Fama de Hollywood

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    “6 of one, half dozen of another”, ¿Al principio o al final?, Antes, después o durante, Chain Breaker, Close, Closer, Closest, ¿Cómo? ¿Cuándo? ¿Dónde?, ¿Cuál es la pregunta a esta respuesta?, Curtain Call, Eight is Enough, El más lógico, Eventful, Fill ‘er Up, Find the Faker, Marker Partner Game, Match Up, On Deck, Order Up, Perfect Pairs, Placement Test, Q&A Match Up, Questionable, ¿Quién lo dijo?, Quip Lash, Reader‘s Theater Script, Red Light, Green Light, Sentence Sort, Sort It Out, Space Cadet, Super Chunk, The Gauntlet – Final Assessment, The Splits, Two Truths and a Lie, Which Came First?, Which is Ritch?, Which Sitch is Which?


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