Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo
Comprehension-Based Reader™
Biography of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, an icon of strength, courage, and audacity.

Level 2 and up / Novice Mid — Intermediate Low

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Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is one of Mexico’s greatest artists, a remarkable achievement for someone who spent most of her relatively short life racked with pain. Frida expressed her pain through her art, producing some 143 paintings, 55 of which were self-portraits. To this day, she remains an icon of strength, courage, and audacity. This brief biography provides a glimpse into her turbulent life and her symbolic art.

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, ‘Frida Kahlo’, make this an ideal read for 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 2 and up
  • Past tense
  • Unique word count: 150
  • Total word count: 7200
  • Page count: 58
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Bundles
  • A 410-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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Frida Kahlo Teacher's Guide

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

  • 410 pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

    Vocabulary, cognates, comprehension questions, blooming comprehension questions, quiz, pre-reading discussion questions slideshow, Reaching Higher with AP/IB themes, paperless Google Drive activities


    Beyond the Text: "El parque Chapultepec", "Selfie Project", "Rubrics and Unit Can-Dos"

    Features and Highlights:

    Can-Do Corner: ACTFL’s Can-Do statements, Interactive Notebook to review of key parts of the story, Shake-it-Up kinesthetic activities, Pop-up grammar concepts with Grammar Focus activities, Build questioning skills with Question Quandary activities, Incorporate pop culture with Social Media Share activities, Strengthen students’ ability to order events with Sort it Out


  • Kristy Placido

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