Marcos y los Reyes Magos

Marcos y los Reyes Magos
Comprehension-Based Reader™
Marcos must face evil King Herod and try to save Three Kings Day.

Level 1 and up / Novice Low — Novice High


Three Kings Day is coming, and Marcos wants to be sure that Kings Baltasar, Gaspar, and Melchor know exactly what gift to bring him. He puts forth great effort to communicate with the kings and quickly finds himself face to face with the WRONG king. Will evil King Herod ruin Three Kings Day?

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, ‘Marcos y los Reyes Magos’, make this an ideal read for advanced 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.


  • Level 1 and up
  • Present tense
  • Unique word count: 100
  • Total word count: 4100
  • Page count: 67
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Bundles
  • A 330-page Teacher's Guide is also available!

Marcos y los Reyes Magos Teacher's Guide

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

  • 330 pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

    Vocabulary, cognates, comprehension questions, quiz, blooming language, pre-reading discussion questions slideshow, Google Drive activities


    Slideshows: Reyes Magos – las tradiciones en diferentes países, Regalos populares, Comidas navideñas

    Readings: “Parc Güell, Barcelona”, “Christmas Trees”, “Neulas con helado”, “La Cabalgata”, “El rey Herodes”

    Features and Highlights:

    Prereading Activities to kick off the reader, Reader’s Theater scripts, Alternate Ending with additional activities!, Would you rather?, Yellow Brick Road review, Online Supplement, Optional Bible Connections, Anticipation Guide, “Out of Character”, Map talk: España, Sequencing activities, Sorting Activities, Emoji theater, Magic 8 Ball, Text-Pert, Marker Partner Game, ¡No vomites! – What foods do you like/dislike, Two Truths and a Lie, Quip-Lash, Strange Reflections, Memes de Reyes, Toma uno, por favor, Alerta!, Pass it up!, Numbered heads together, Play doh kinesthetic activity, Spoons game


  • Eliana Peck, PhD

  • Laura Drury

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