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“Cuando el reloj marca la una, las calaveras salen de su tumba” is just one thing that those silly calaveras do! This eight-page activity packet includes six activities around the lively rock song “Día de los Muertos” by Mexican YouTube channel, Pequé Música. Each activity focuses on a different element as students listen again and again: reading along, discussing the intent of the singer/songwriter, recognizing words, analyzing what the song means, evaluating the symbols used in the video, and writing words as they hear them in blanks for cloze activities.
©2018. English, Spanish. Level 1, Novice Low. 8 x 11 inches. PDF download. Adobe® Reader® to view PDF. 14 pages.
About the Author
Audrey Yates Irias started learning Spanish at age 10 in a FLEX program in her elementary school, because her aunt lived in Puerto Rico. She was so enamored with learning languages that she dove in head first, and took multiple years of Spanish and French in high school. Following her passion, she was a double major in Spanish and French Education and a TESOL minor, at Illinois State University—during which time she studied in Spain and France. She taught for 11 years in both traditional as well as virtual classrooms. In 2016, she earned her master’s in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Illinois.
Audrey enjoys spending time with her daughter, dancing, teaching students one-on-one, and developing curriculum that benefits students and teachers of World Languages.