La princesa y el guerrero: la leyenda de Iztaccíhuatl y Popocatépetl

La princesa y el guerrero: la leyenda de Iztaccíhuatl y Popocatépetl
Comprehension-based™ Reader
Why does Popocatépetl smolder endlessly and occasionally erupt violently, unlike its two silent friends?

Level 2 and up / Novice Mid — Novice High

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The three highest volcanoes in Mexico form a triangle in the center of the country. Two of the volcanoes, el Pico de Orizaba and Iztaccíhuatl, remain silent while the third, Popocatépetl, smolders endlessly, and occasionally erupts violently, making it off-limits to visitors.

The mythology of the Aztecs and other indigenous groups of Mesoamerica explains the origins of this triangle of volcanoes as a triangle of love, jealousy, and misunderstanding. From a romantic bargain gone wrong to an eternity of regret, three friends will find out just how far the gods will go to make their story a lesson to others.

This Comprehension-based™ Reader, La princesa y el guerrero: la leyenda de Iztaccíhuatl y Popocatépetl, 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 is why our intermediate readers strategically weave high-level language structures into a compelling story, which is based on high-frequency vocabulary.


  • Level 2 and up
  • Past tense
  • Culture-based Legend
  • Total word count: 6050
  • Unique word count: 180
  • Page count: 67
  • Teacher's Guide is also available!


  • Marta Ruiz Yedinak

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