I wrote this lesson plan to go with Chapter 4 of El Nuevo Houdini (see all Houdini plans here) after Carol Gaab suggested showing a video about the making of ketchup in the Teacher’s Guide for the book. And every good Spanish teacher knows that one cannot talk about ketchup without talking about Las Ketchup and their infectious dance anthem, Aserejé.

This 60 minute lesson plan, appropriate for Spanish 1-2 students, begins with a discussion about ketchup (yum! who doesn’t love it?), includes a viewing guide for a 9 minute Spanish language video segment about the Heinz factory in Guadalajara, discussion questions for the video, a song lyrics sheet that includes a group biography about Las Ketchup in Spanish, two additional (optional) activities that use authentic resources: a reading about Las Ketchup and two cartoons/jokes, and complete instructions on how to put it all together.

In the meantime, you can get Asereje stuck in your head!

I received express, written consent from the publisher to share the materials that I created for this novel in this blog post. I am not compensated in any way by the author or publisher for writing this post.

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7 replies on “Ketchup lesson to accompany El nuevo Houdini Chapter 4

  1. Hi Martina,

    The link to the song is broken b/c it looks like the video was removed from YouTube. Bummer! Just wanted to let you know. Hope you’re having a great week!

  2. Hola Martina,
    I’m finding that most of the interesting things you’re talking about in the Teacher’s Guide are NOT in my teacher’s guide. Would you have any ideas? I bought it from Fluency Matters…
    thank you!

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