comprehension-based™ reader
Carlos Santana came to the US from Mexico and became a music legend around the world.

Level 2 and up / Novice Mid — Novice High


Born and raised in Mexico, Carlos Santana started playing the violin when he was just a young boy. He soon realized that his real passion was the guitar! He went on to become one of the greatest guitarists of all time. This book tells how Santana, both the man and his band, launched into the music industry to become a Rock-n-Roll legend known throughout the world.

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, ‘Santana’, make this an ideal read for very 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 2 or late level 1
  • Past tense
  • Unique word count: 210
  • Total word count: 11,700
  • Page count: 100
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Editions
  • A 510-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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  • Ben Lev

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