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Pop culture personalities | Spanish

Simple biographies of 10 pop culture personalities written in Spanish

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

This product features one-page, easy to understand, basic biographies of 10 pop culture personalities. The biographies are written in simple Spanish and are intended to be comprehensible to first year Spanish students and beyond. The kind of information shared about each figure is similar so that students benefit from the natural repetition of vocabulary across all biographies. Some words are footnoted to support comprehension.


  • Shawn Mendes
  • Shakira
  • John Cena
  • Gina Rodriguez
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Adam Levine
  • Post Malone
  • Demi Lovato
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Cardi B

No activities are included; these are one page readings only.

Please familiarize yourself with these figures before making the biographies available to your students. Especially if you teach in a parochial school, your students' parents and administrators might take issue with you connecting your students to figures that live wild lives and sing songs with explicit lyrics. Be warned!

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  • I used this resource as a gallery walk for students. They just love walking in and seeing pictures around the room of people they actually know. This was the "hook" for them and then finding out more about the people they know of kept them engaged. 

  • I like to give lots of opportunities for my students to read in the target language and even better when it's about real people they know.

    Amy P.
  • I love, love this resource!! We reviewed introductory interview questions and I had each student pretend to be one of the celebrities and answer the questions from their point of view! Very fun and relevant compared to fictional textbook characters.

    Catherine L.
  • Students loved reading about people they celebrities they know, and could easily understand these readings.

    Claire G.
  • Loved using these in Spanish 1 as a gallery walk for students to practice their reading! This resource could be used in so many ways, so I appreciate its versatility.

    Culture That Connects

Pop culture personalities | Spanish


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