We are continuing with Tumba by Mira Canion in Spanish 1. Previous posts include introducing the novel, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3 & Chapter 4.
This chapter includes lyrics from the traditional Mexican song “Cielito Lindo,” and is the perfect time to add some music! There are many versions of the song, but my students favorite is the version by Ana Gabriel found here.
There is also this version of adorable little Shaira’s version of the song.
Martina Bex has a great song activity using 3 versions of this song that is available for FREE here.
In addition, chapter 5 is another perfect time for reader’s theater, as it involves the introduction of a love triangle! Students love romantic drama! Ay, ay, ay, ay on the chapter 6!