Felipe Alou: Desde los valles a las montañas – Premium Teacher Package



Felipe Alou: Desde los valles a las montañas –  Premium Teacher Package

Reader, Audio Book on CD and  Premium Teacher’s Resource Guide on CD

ISBN 978-1-935575-82-5


Felipe Alou: Desde los valles a las montañas – PREMIUM Teacher’s Guide
808 total pages, 11 chapters, Answer keys included

808 total pages/slides of content, activities, photos, and guidance help you maximize learning and acquisition! Social justice and civil rights are core themes in this compelling true story and throughout the guide itself in multiple contexts.

In Every Chapter:

  • Vocabulario nuevo
  • Pre-reading discussion slideshows (70 slides in all)
  • Para conversar
  • Para pensarlo bien

Features and Highlights:

  • Antes de leer- prepare to read with these discussion questions
  • Cultural Photographic Slideshows (232 slides)
    • El transporte
    • El Trujillato
    • El béisbol
    • Las casas y las calles
    • MLK Jr.
    • Rosa Parks
    • Letreros
    • ¿Qué quieres comprar?
    • Segregación escolar
    • El supermercado
    • Santo Domingo
    • 55-slide numbers game
  • Beyond the Text reading
    • La familia Rojas-Alou
    • Los buscones
    • La discriminación
    • Rosa Parks
    • El promedio del bateo
  • ¿Qué aprendiste? Comprehension questions to show what you know!
  • Reader’s Theater
  • Quizzes
  • Interpretive listening with the song Jonronero
  • Batter Up baseball game with animated scoreboard
  • 3 Writing prompts
  • Final Assessment


Felipe Alou: Desde los valles a las montañas – Reader
Written in Past tense
150 Unique Word Count

Under ordinary circumstances, the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of becoming a Major League Baseball player, but Felipe Alou’s circumstances in 1955 were anything but ‘ordinary’… He was a black athlete living in the Dominican Republic, and he spoke no English- not exactly a recipe for success in the U.S., especially during the height of the civil rights movement. This is Felipe’s amazing (true) story of perseverance and determination to beat overwhelming odds and insurmountable obstacles to become one of baseball’s greatest players and managers.


The low unique word count and high frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) make this an ideal read for 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. Enjoy the story! The more you enjoy it, the more you will acquire Spanish without even realizing it! Happy reading!

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