Selena 1st Edition

Selena 1st Edition
Comprehension-Based Reader™
Selena Quintanilla was considered the "Queen of Tejano Music" and was well on her way to becoming one of the most famous musical performers of all time.

Level 2 and up / Novice Mid — Intermediate Mid

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At the age of 23, Selena Quintanilla was considered the "Queen of Tejano Music" and was well on her way to becoming one of the most famous musical performers of all time. Her incredible talent and unique Latin style had a profound and lasting impact on the music industry. Learn how this young tenacious woman built a legacy of music, fashion, and family.

Selena provides an ideal solution to teaching multi-level classes and differentiation! Read a simplified version from the front cover and a more advanced version from the back cover. Each version has a comprehensive glossary, which lists all forms of every word.

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, ‘Selena’, 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.


  • 2 versions under one cover: Novice & Intermediate
  • Past tense
  • Unique word count: 229
  • Total word count: 6800
  • Page count: 65
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Bundles
  • A 464-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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Selena Teacher's Guide

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

  • 464 pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

    Vocabulary, cognates, comprehension questions, quiz, pre-reading discussion questions, reading strategy of the chapter, paperless Google Drive activities


    Slideshows:Pre-reading slide shows, Amores… ¿secretos?, Cómo guardar un secreto, Diseñadores hispanos, Artistas hispanos en Estados Unidos, Famosos que fueron asesinados por sus fans

    Readings: “Ritchie Valens”, “La comida Tex-Mex”, “La música tejana”, “Artistas que han cantado en español, pero hablan otro idioma”, “Acapulco, Mexico”, “Monterrey, Nuevo León”

    Activities: Map Talk, Keeping Quilt, Anticipation Guide, Glow Up Photos, Marker Partner, Amores prohibidos Make a Meme, Fan ’n’ pick, Toma uno, por favor, Numbered Heads Together, Musical Chairs Retell, Cucharas, Reader’s Theater, Yellow Brick Road

    Features and Highlights:

    Prep 4 Success Unit!

    Geographical Connections with Map Talk activities, Interpretive reading- Cultural readings, Higher order thinking through word games and secret phrases

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