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Just the way you are by Bruno Mars- Spanglish version

Song activities for Spanish class

Beginner (Level 1), Novice (Levels 1-2)
27 Pages

Make your students fall in love with this song in Spanish class! In 2017, Bruno Mars sang a Spanish/English version of Just the way you are at the One Voice/SOMOS Live benefit concert for Puerto Rico. The Spanish portion of the song had been adapted by Chilean YouTuber Dani Ride.

This short song segment is a perfect Song of the Week for early Spanish classes. With simple, repetitive lyrics and an easy rhythm, students can sing along to the Spanish verses with ease. Use this song during Black History Month to highlight the diversity of afrolatinos around the world by sharing some of Bruno Mars' biography.

This activity pack includes:

  • Bruno Mars biography
  • Scrambled lyrics activity
  • Song lyrics comprehension activity
  • Teacher script and lesson sequence for sharing #authres videos featuring Dani Ride
  • Teacher script (in Spanish) for describing One Voice/SOMOS Live concert and providing background info on Hurricane Maria
  • Detailed lesson plans and teacher scripts in Spanish for five days
  • answer keys
  • Slides-friendly slideshow presentation of all readings

These materials will fill 20-45 minutes of class time each day for five days. Use one each day to highlight this as a Song of the week, or use them all at once to fill 2-3 days with content.


  • My students loved this version of the song and the activities. Thank you so much!

    Kelly Marie E.
  • Catchy tune and the students didn’t realize they were learning. 

    Suzanne K.
  • Most of my students were familiar with the English version of this song. This made the Spanglish version fairly easy for them even if they didn't know all the Spanish words. Good resource for Black History Month and any time you want to enjoy a song

    Jennifer H.
  • Super happy with this resource! Kids had a lot of fun with all the activities!

    Maestra Grimaldi
  • Students enjoyed the Spanglish version. In general, they enjoyed listening to the song and learning more about Bruno Mars.

    Aileen F.

Just the way you are by Bruno Mars- Spanglish version


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