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Spanish Bundle: Pepe and Paula Readings

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Pepe & Paula readings are a fun way to get comprehensible input for every Spanish topic, when used as a complete set, they tell the story of a budding romance between Pepe and Paula. In Spanish 1 they are freshmen getting to know the school and each other and Pepe finds out that Paula has a boyfriend, Mateo. In Spanish 2 she has increasing conflict with Mateo, but Pepe finds a new love interest, Fabiana. In Spanish 3, Paula is single while Pepe navigates Fabiana's increasing input in his life, and by Spanish 4 they decide to date each other as they navigate the senior year of high school.

Each reading includes a 10-line dialogue between Pepe and Paula and comprehension questions. I always write comprehension questions in English so that students have to demonstrate real comprehension rather than copying key words from the passage, but it is all editable so you can tweak and you can add unit-specific vocabulary. (Sometimes Paula teasingly calls Pepe estúpido - if you want to switch to a different phrase, you can.)

Since each one is written as a dialogue, you can also have students act them out! Choose one student to be Pepe, one to be Paula, and have the rest of the students watch it - now you've got a speaking and listening activity! Or pair them in dyads and compete for the best dramatic interpretation.

Please note - these readings are also the reading passages in my Spanish test series. Because they are part of those tests, I do not include answer keys - I never want your students to be able to download answers to their exams - protecting your academic integrity is top priority. But the readings and questions are very straightforward.

These are also available in leveled bundles:

Spanish 1 Pepe and Paula Readings

Spanish 2 Pepe and Paula Readings

Spanish 3 Pepe and Paula Readings

Spanish 4 Pepe and Paula Readings

Topic Information:

Bundles by product type, like this one, include the following topics:

Present Tense:

Regular AR Verbs

Regular ER/IR Verbs

Estar with Emotions

Estar with Prepositions

Tener / Tener Que

Ir With Destinations

Basic Gustar

Go Verbs

E-I Boot Verbs

E-IE Boot Verbs

O-UE Boot Verbs

Combined Boot Verbs

Present Tense (All)

Past Tenses:

Preterite Regular AR

Preterite Regular ER/IR

Preterite Ir/Ser/Dar/Ver

Preterite Car/Gar/Zar

Preterite Stem Changers

Preterite I Group

Preterite J Group

Preterite U Group

Preterite Y Group

Preterite Tense (All)

Imperfect Tense

Preterite Vs Imperfect


Affirmative Tú Commands

Informal Commands

Formal Commands

Commands (All)


Present Subjunctive Conjugation

Present Subjunctive Impersonal Phrases

Present Subjunctive Hope & Influence

Present Subjunctive Doubt & Emotion

Present Subjunctive Conjunctions

Present Subjunctive The Unknown

Present Subjunctive (All)

Past Subjunctive

Past Subjunctive If Clauses

Perfect Tenses

Present Perfect

Past Perfect

Future Perfect

Conditional Perfect

Present Perfect Subjunctive

Past Perfect Subjunctive

Perfect Tenses (All)

Other Verb Tenses

Present Progressive

Conditional Tense

Future Tense

Future & Conditional

Five Verb Tense Review

Beginning Spanish Topics

Subject Pronouns


Countries & Capitals

Dates and Years

First Week of Spanish


Noun/Adjective Agreement

Numbers 1-100

Ordinal Numbers

Possessive Adjectives

Direct Object Pronouns

Indirect Object Pronouns

Saber Vs Conocer

Ser Vs Estar

Intermediate Spanish Topics

Affirmation and Negation

Basic Reflexives

Combined Object Pronouns

Demonstrative Adjectives

Demonstrative Pronouns

Hace Que Phrases

Personal A

Simple Future


Tener Phrases

Advanced Spanish Topics

Advanced Reflexives

Advanced Ser Vs Estar

Advanced Spanish Grammar

Passive Se

Passive Voice

Por Vs Para

Relative Pronouns

Reported Speech

Verbs That Carry Prepositions


These readings primarily focus on the ACTFL interpretive communication and language comparison standards.

Going paperless? Use the PDF version of this product in the Notability app for students to add their writing. Or upload the editable version into Google docs to access on a Chromebook.

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