This unit has lessons and instructions for a 3-4 day culture study on lucha libre. Note, the first day's lesson goes with the storybook "Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask" by Xavier Garza. If you cannot find that book, you could still proceed with the remaining lessons.
The first and second day also rely on the teacher's knowledge of leveled questions. You can find an explanation of Costa's level of questions at Costa’s Level of Questions
if you are unfamiliar. The first and second-day lessons both use leveled questions. Again, you can still use other parts of this unit while skipping the first two lessons.
Originally created for my master's thesis focused on using pop culture in the Spanish classroom, this unit is a hit with my students every year - especially the boys! Prerequisite Spanish skills are not required for this unit making this great for beginning-level Spanish classes, culture classes, or literacy classes. There is an alternate rubric for those wishing to have their students complete the final activity in Spanish rather than in English. There are also suggestions for strengthening certain Spanish skills (such as word order and cognate recognition) for those who do have students with pre-existing Spanish skills.
This activity includes video links, one nonfiction article link, detailed instructions for three lessons with student activities, and two rubrics.
This pop culture style activity set would be great for grades 6-9.