Mujeres extraordinarias

Mujeres extraordinarias
Comprehension-Based Reader™
You are sure to be amazed and inspired by the incredible stories of these six extraordinary women!

Level 2 and up / Novice Mid — Intermediate Low

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When a crippling illness attacked Beatrice ‘Bebe’ Vio’s body, she struggled not to let it destroy her passion for the sport she had once dominated and loved. Yusra Mardini pursued her passion of swimming in spite of living amid violence, war, and instability. Although strict laws forbade it, Sonita Alizadeh used her mind and her voice to speak up for herself and other Afghan girls. Irena Sendler risked her own life to save the lives of thousands of Jewish babies when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. War heroine, Petra Herrera, wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer when she was forbidden from fighting alongside males during the Mexican Revolution. Clemantine Wamariya used the horrors that she endured during the Rwandan genocide of the Tutsi people to become a powerful advocate for refugees worldwide. You are sure to be amazed and inspired by the incredible stories of these six extraordinary women!

The low unique word count in the Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Mujeres extraordinarias’, make this an ideal read for advanced beginning Spanish students. Each page is loaded with cognates (words that are similar in English and Spanish) and recycled vocabulary, which makes this read highly comprehensible.


  • 2 versions under one cover: Novice & Intermediate
  • Past tense
  • Unique word count: 190, 331
  • Total word count: 8100, 8300
  • Page count: 50, 47
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Editions
  • A 396-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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Mujeres extraordinarias Teacher's Guide

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

  • 396 pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

    Vocabulary, cognates, context clues, comprehension questions, Para Pensar, quiz, pre-reading discussion questions slideshow, most activities have differentiated versions for novice and intermediate


    Slideshows: Campos de refugiados, El deporte en Italia, Los Juegos Olímpicos, Personas que sobrevivieron, Raperos famosos, Revolucionarios Mexicanos

    Infographics: "¿Cómo se produce la miel?", "¿Cómo tratar una picadura de abeja?", "La estructura de la colmena", "La polinización", La importancia de abejas

    Readings: “El genocidio en Ruanda”, “El gueto de Varsovia”, “El matrimonio infantil”, “Equipo olímpico de atletas refugiados”, “Los Juegos Paralímpicos”, “Porfirio Díaz”

    Features and Highlights:

    Antes, después o durante, Basquetbolito Game, Dibujando Game, Eight is Enough, El que sabe, sabe (Review of ALL SIX Mujeres extraordinarias), Eventful, In the Middle, Juego de memoria, Maptalk, Marker Partner Game, Online Supplement, Order Up, Paper Plane Translation, Red Light, Green Light, Right Place, Right Time, Space Cadet, Story Quilting, The Splits, Thumbs Up, 7 Up, Two Truths and a Lie, ¿Cómo? ¿Cuándo? ¿Dónde?, ¿Quién lo dijo?, “Placement Test“ Activity


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