This novice authentic interpretive reading is a short biography with comprehension questions about the Colombian musician, Esteman. Students read a short biography (source: https://www.buenamusica.com/esteman/biografia), answer comprehension questions in Spanish about the reading, and guess several words' meaning from the context of the biography. This novice level reading focuses on beginning of the year concepts such as name, birthday, origin, age, nationality and developing the skill of recognizing cognates and using context clues. This activity could be done in class or for homework.
I used this reading activity before showing my students Esteman's popular song, "Baila", which they absolutely loved and requested over and over again throughout the rest of the school year!