Los quince de Raquel
Level 1 and up / Novice Mid — Novice High
Raquel is on the verge of turning 15 over the summer. All she wants for her birthday is a new phone and to celebrate with her friends, but her parents have other plans. They bring her to Mexico, where they celebrate a traditional fiesta de quinceañera with her family in a small village. The unhappy teen rebels and sneaks out to attend a party with her cousins. Through a series of twists and turns, Raquel comes to appreciate her time in Mexico and the traditional celebration with her family.
This Spanish-language novel is included in Wayside's new EntreCulturas 1 Companion Reader Edition. It uses vocabulary and language structures that will be easily comprehensible to students who have completed EntreCulturas 1. Scaffolded activities for each chapter, included at the end of the story, will reinforce learning using all modes of communication. With essential questions, communicative and intercultural Can-Do Statements, a glossary, and more, Los quince de Raquel is more than a companion reader—it's a seamless fit for EntreCulturas 1 teachers and learners.
Los quince de Raquel is also a stand-alone comprehensible input reader, making it perfect for supplementing the 2017 edition of EntreCulturas 1, as an addition to your classroom's FVR library, or as a comprehensible-input teaching tool.
Listening and Speaking Practice
Now, your learners can practice their listening and speaking skills in a safe, confidence-building environment with the characters of Los quince de Raquel. Wayside and Nualang are partnering to create character chatbots to help your students become more confident listeners and speakers.
- Level 1 and up
- Present tense
- Unique word count: 179
- Total word count: 3,871
- Page count: 96