Comprehension-Based Reader™
Lucho dreams of going to college and running on the university track team, but tuition costs are not the only hurdle in his way.

Level 2 and up / Novice Mid — Novice High

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Lucho is one of 365,000 DREAMERS– students who qualify for the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act. He dreams of going to college and running on the university track team, and he thinks that tuition costs are the only hurdle standing in his way. Lucho trains tirelessly to earn a track scholarship, only to have his dreams dashed in one split second! This is his story of dreams, loss, and the will to overcome.

This Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Dreamer’, strategically weaves high-frequency language structures into a compelling story. Even upper-level language students need repeated exposure to language structures in order to fully acquire them; that’s why our intermediate readers maintain a high-frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels.


  • Level 2 and up
  • Appropriate for middle and high school learners
  • Past tense
  • Unique word count: 201-300
  • Total word count: 6500
  • Page count: 56
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Editions
  • A 291-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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Dreamer Teacher's Guide

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

  • 291 pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

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


    Slideshows: Becas deportivas, DACA, El atletismo

    Readings: "DREAMERS", "Las distracciones al conducir", "Los padrinos"

    Features and Highlights:

    Online Supplement, ¡Alerta!, "6 of One, Half Dozen of Another", 8 is Enough Eventful, A Dime a Dozen, Al principio o al final, Antes, después o durante, Call it a Day, Chain Breaker, Cómo, Cuándo, Dónde, Context Clues, Curtain Call, Emoji Theater, Emotional Roller Coaster , Eventful, Fill ‘er up, Find the Faker, In the Middle , Leader of the Pack, On Deck, Overtime, Pass it up!, Perfect Pairs, Placement Test, Primero o segundo, Q&A Matchup, Quip Lash, Red Light, Green Light, Right Place, Right Time, Space Cadet, The Gauntlet: Final Assessment, The Splits, Thumbs Up 7 Up, Two Truths and a Lie, We Belong Together, Which Sitch is Which? , Who Said It?, Would I Lie to You?


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