Lucha Lila

Lucha Lila
Comprehension-Based Reader™
Lila lacks confidence until she discovers the exciting world of lucha libre. Will she start to stand up for herself outside the ring?

Level 2 and up / Intermediate Low — Intermediate Mid


Lila is an “invisible.” She prefers to live a quiet, unnoticed, drama-free life. She does her schoolwork, helps out at home, and never rocks the boat. One day, by chance, she stumbles upon the masked world of lucha libre, and as she increasingly steps away from her comfort zone, she discovers that she enjoys the action and excitement of the ring. But will her newfound confidence allow her to find her voice and stand up for herself…even when the mask comes off?

This Spanish-language novel is included in Wayside's new EntreCulturas 3 Companion Reader Edition. It supports the essential questions, language structures, and vocabulary found in the text. Engaging activities, located in the Teacher's Guide, reinforce learning in all three modes of communication.

Lucha Lila is also a stand-alone Comprehension-based™ reader, making it perfect for supplementing the 2017 edition of EntreCulturas 3, as an addition to your classroom's FVR library, or as a comprehensible-input teaching tool.


  • Level 2 and up
  • Past tense
  • Unique word count: 265
  • Total word count: 6000
  • Page count: 75
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Digital Editions
  • A 267-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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Lucha Lila Teacher's Guide

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

  • 267 pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

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


    Slideshows: El machismo, Los murales de Pilsen, Luchadores mexicanos, Superheroínas famosas

    Readings: "El miedo a hablar en público", "La leyenda del ave fénix", "La lucha libre mexicana", "Las cholitas luchadoras de Bolivia"

    Las cholitas luchadoras de Bolivia: The Copier Game, Mi máscara, ¿Qué sabes sobre la lucha libre mexicana?

    Features and Highlights:

    A bunch of hunches, ¿Cómo? ¿Cuándo? ¿Dónde?, Curtain Call, Dibuja, escribe, pasa, Doodle Noodle, Emoji Theater, Eventful, Find the Faker, First, Middle, Last, Imitar las expresiones, Imposters, Marker Partner Game, Musical Chairs Retell, Numbered Heads Together, Order Up, ¿Quién lo dijo?, Quip Lash Game, Reader‘s Theater Scripts, ¿Rudo o técnico? A True/False Activity, Scene Machine Review, Six of one, half a dozen of another, Social Media Share, Text Scavenger Hunt, Two Truths and a Lie, Which Sitch is Which?, Yellow Brick Road Retell


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