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El mundo en tus manos | 2023-2024

CURRENT News Summaries for Spanish Students

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Advanced (Levels 4-AP), Intermediate (Levels 2-4), Multi level, Novice (Levels 1-2)
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100 breaking news stories, 300 total articles, 200 worksheets, and dozens of additional activities– all in Spanish! El mundo en tus manos provides teachers with an unparalleled bounty of current content for their classes during the subscription year and a storehouse of materials to reuse for years to come.

EL MUNDO EN TUS MANOS is a bi-weekly news publication that has been providing comprehensible news summaries from Spanish speaking countries to students since 2016. It is a collaboration between The Comprehensible Classroom, Maris Hawkins and Nelly Andrade-Hughes. With multiple versions of each article, Spanish language learners in Levels 1 - AP and Spanish Language Arts/Spanish for Spanish Speakers courses will find articles that they can read and understand in every issue.

Subscribers save $60 on the cover price of the published issues!


Each article will be provided in three levels of complexity:

15 articles per issue total! 5 news stories x 3 versions each = 15 articles

  • VERSION A offers the easiest to understand version of the news articles. This is the best fit for Novice-range learners.
  • VERSION B provides more details, and context-specific words are footnoted with English translations. This is a good fit for learners that are breaking into the Intermediate range of Proficiency.
  • VERSION C is the most detailed version of every article, and no vocabulary support is provided. This version is written for students that have acquired a wide range of vocabulary, such as Native speakers of Spanish, Heritage learners, AP language students, and learners in other upper levels that have engaged in extensive reading.

Each issue includes the following resources:

10+ worksheets per issue, plus whole-class activities and teaching ideas!

  • LEVEL A WORKSHEETS: This Slides document includes a print-ready comprehension worksheet and answer key for every Version A article. Each worksheet is equipped with invisible text boxes and ready to be assigned as a Paperless assignment, if preferred. Answer keys provided. All Level A activities are in English and designed to help students interpret the text as well as checking for understanding.
  • LEVEL B PRINTABLES: 5 unique comprehension activities, in Spanish, are provided for the Level B articles (one per article). This single file contains print-ready full-page versions of all of the Version B worksheets, plus answer keys.
  • LEVEL B PAPERLESS ARTICLES: We provide a paperless assignment for each Version B article. Each file is a multi-page resource that is prepped for digital interaction (with moveable pieces, editable text boxes, etc.). It includes both the article and an interactive comprehension activity so that students can read the article and complete the activity as a seamless digital assignment.
  • AUTHENTIC RESOURCE LIST: This document suggests several specific authentic resources related to the topic of each news story that you could choose to share with your students for further learning.
  • CLASS ACTIVITIES: For teachers that choose to share and discuss the full issue (5 articles) with their class at once, this document provides instructional suggestions and ready-to-go activities to use primarily with Version B and C articles.
  • PROJECTABLE ARTICLES: We provide a projectable Slides form of Version B of all five articles, making it easy for you to read the articles together with your students.


When this volume is complete, it will contain 20 issues of news summaries in Spanish, published on the dates outlined below. It will also include bonus materials related to the news stories that are published throughout the year. All issues will be stored in the Subscription Google Drive folder, which is accessible via a link that is in the Access Document.

All articles will be published on Friday mornings so that you have time to load assignments for the coming week into your Learning Management System prior to the Friday afternoon deadlines held by many districts.

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  1. Friday, August 18, 2023
  2. Friday, September 1, 2023
  3. Friday, September 15, 2023
  4. Friday, September 29, 2023
  5. Friday, October 13, 2023
  6. Friday, October 27, 2023
  7. Friday, November 10, 2023
  8. *Monday, November 27, 2023
  9. Friday, December 8, 2023
  10. Friday, January 5, 2023
  11. Friday, January 19, 2024
  12. Friday, February 2, 2024
  13. Friday, February 16, 2024
  14. Friday, March 1, 2024
  15. Friday, March 15, 2024
  16. Friday, March 29, 2024
  17. Friday, April 12, 2024
  18. Friday, April 26, 2024
  19. Friday, May 10, 2024
  20. Friday, May 24, 2024

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  • Encuentra con vida a los 4 niños desaparecidos en la Amazonia (Colombia)
  • Hospital uruguayo usa drones con fines médicos (Uruguay) - Article 2
  • Encuentran fósil de ballena colosal en Perú (Perú)
  • Noticias de los deportes de este verano (Varios) - Article 3
  • Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo recuperan al nieto 133 (Argentina)

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  • This is my go to "newspaper" for students to read about current events. I love that it's in different levels. Gracias.

    N S
  • I love this resource for many reasons. My top two reasons are: 1. It is a comprehensive reading activity. Because it is leveled, I can use it with all my students Spanish 1-AP. 2. It is typically high interest, relevant and fun.

    Lisa H.
  • As always, great resource for the Spanish classroom. I teach Heritage and Native Spanish speakers, and it provides a wonderful opportunity to highlight and discuss current events relevant to the Spanish Speaking World.

    Leonor B.
  • This is such a great resource. It is so important to keep up to date with world news and to do it in Spanish is such an asset. My students are able to read and understand using the vocabulary provided. The worksheets are great as well.

    Liliana P.
  • This is an excellent resource to use in the classroom and have students discuss and be aware of Spanish Speaking Countries current events. Very informative and the articles and activities are engaging.

    Ana V.
  • I love to use EMETM when I know that I will not be in the classroom. Students read articles, and the next day we have discussions that reveal how much they understood. It's also a great way to keep reminding them about all of the happenings around the world that they never hear about otherwise.

    Amy B.
  • Love the tiered reading for my students. They enjoyed reading these articles and discussing what they learned and their opinions about the articles. This was also a great supplement to my FVR.

    Ada M.
  • I love this resource! I can use it in so many ways. It is good for current events, fvr, choice reading and as a supplement to the thematic units my school uses.

    Leigh M.
  • I always buy this resource for my heritage students that are mixed in my regular classes. Thanks for creating it!

    Vero Cross
  • My students eat these up! Love the links to the authentic resources too!

    Kate Chan
  • Have used these news articles every year with all levels of classes to help students learn about current events around the world.

    Jennifer H.
  • This is my favorite resource for weekly reading about current events. I love that there are now (in the past few years) activities to go along with the news stories. I will let this be a once-a-week reading activity... so we will focus on a couple of articles one week and the others the next.


    Ruth Stimart
  • I can't say enough about El Mundo en Tus Manos- my students and I love it! I'm looking forward to diving into timely culture again this year!

    Alyssa L.
  • Comprehensible Classroom creates excellent resources here for covering current events. I appreciate that their are multiple levels each week so you can truly utilize these articles in all your levels, and there are accompanying activities as well. I use these routinely with heritage learners at the middle school level and in regular Spanish classes at the high school level.

    Zoe Witzeling
  • I LOVE THESE ARTICLES!! They are all very engaging and are great to use in so many ways in my class. They really help my students with their reading skills and also are great authentic resources!

    Kimberly S.

El mundo en tus manos | 2023-2024

$100.00 $160.00
$100.00 $160.00

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