Vidas impactantes

Vidas impactantes
Comprehension-Based Reader™
Explore the fascinating stories of six influential and inspirational Spanish speakers.

Level 3 and up / Intermediate Low — Intermediate High

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A baseball star who gave his life helping others; a Cuban exile turned superstar; a mother who never gave up the search for her missing son; a paralyzed soccer star who fought his way to the top in a new profession; a woman who revealed the secrets of history after getting fired from her job, and a shift supervisor in a mine who didn’t realize his shift would last 70 days! You may have heard of these impactful individuals, but after reading their stories you are sure to feel inspired.

This Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Vidas impactantes,' strategically weaves high-level language structures into a compelling story, based on high-frequency vocabulary. Even upper-level language students need repeated exposure to language structures in order to acquire them, and Fluency Matters’ intermediate readers maintain a high frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels.


  • Level 3 and up
  • Past tense
  • Unique word count: 250
  • Total word count: 8000
  • Page count: 67
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Bundles
  • A 181+page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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Vidas impactantes Teacher's Guide

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

  • 181+ pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

    Vocabulary, cognates, comprehension questions, quiz, pre-reading discussion questions, post-reading questions/activity, extension activities, paperless Google Drive activities


    Slideshows: Puerto Rico, Argentina, Cantantes latinos, El futbol español, Atacama, Peruanos importantes

    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 terremoto en Managua”, “Las abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo”, “El Hollywood Walk of Fame”, “Los números del Real Madrid”, “Enrique Iglesias”, “Después de la fama- Los 33”, “Las líneas de Nazca

    Features and Highlights:

    Interpersonal speaking through Fan n’ Pick, Interpretive listening: Celia Cruz: Cuando salí de Cuba, Hands-on activities, Cross-Curricular connections with number games, Interpretive reading, Cultural readings, Higher order thinking through word games and secret phrases

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