Edi el elefante

Edi el elefante
comprehension based™ reader
Edi learns that being a small elephant can be great.

Level 1 and up / Novice Low — Novice Mid


Edi is a talented elephant, but he is very small. Edi does not want to be talented or small; he wants to be BIG! One day, Edi discovers that a small animal can solve a big problem and that being small is not so horrible after all.

This book is beautifully illustrated by the author herself. It is strategically written and illustrated with only 55 unique words and 100 fully illustrated pages! This highly comprehensible reader is absolutely perfect for beginning language learners.

The exceptionally low unique word count and high-frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) in this Comprehension-based™ reader 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.


  • Levels 1 and up
  • Present tense
  • Unique word count: 55
  • Total word count: 2000
  • Page count: 100
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Bundles
  • A 347-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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Edi el elefante Teacher's Guide

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

  • 347 pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

    TPR gestures, Pre-reading activities, personalized discussion questions, Reader’s theater scripts, Listening comprehension activities, Formative and summative assessments, Post-reading kinesthetic activities, Post-reading activities to deepen comprehension, Paperless Google Drive Activities

    Features and Highlights:

    Matching: Describe characters, Choral chant activities, 13 Slideshows: Pre- and post-reading presentations to increase engagement and comprehension, Video-based input activities, Games: How Many Can Enter?, Jumbo Dice, Science experiment: Egg in the Bottle, Formal comprehensive assessment


  • Emily Ibrahim

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