México lindo y querido Javier Solís Mexican Independence Day Spanish class

This is a great song to sing on Mexican Independence Day! I give a short intro to the video in Spanish, with a little background on Javier Solís and ranchera music, before we watch the video. The reading I use is in this file. Watch/listen to it several times while students complete the CLOZE lyrics ( The lyrics sheet can be downloaded here). Then, muster up all of your gusto and sing along with your students with your most dramatic voice, and I promise you will all have so much fun with this song!!

For more activities to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, including a reading, a video, and a write-your-own Grito de Dolores activity, click here.

Here is another version that came through the #flteach listserv thanks to Jeanne Freeman. I love this for many reasons, not the least of which is that one of the singers is from Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, where I lived and served in 2006!!

4 replies on “México lindo y querido – Javier Solís

  1. You are an endless source of materials! THANKS for sharing!

    It leaves me wondering…how does she do it all? (Hope that doesn’t sound too much like Pennsylvania Dutch language influence)

  2. yes! you are a blessing to our on-line community! i have used so many of your shares to enhance our program. GRACIAS! i am so happy to see you have joined tpt (teachers pay teachers) and will make a few pennies for your creativity and generosity . you deserve it!

    1. Thank you 🙂 I am glad to help! Still trying to post many resources for free since that’s how I was able to be successful when I began TPRS. BUT I’m spending hours and hours every week writing these plans and it’s harder to justify doing it completely for free when I have a sweet boy staring at me while I plan with his big brown eyes 🙂

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