Have you heard the new song "Extranjera" by Claudia Prieto? If not, take a few minutes to listen to it now! This beautiful song will have you and your students singing along in no time. I can't wait to introduce it to my students next week with this song resource.
I envision this resource going along with a unit on Carol Gaab's book Esperanza, and in particular, Chapter 10 of the novel. The novel's theme of immigration would compliment this tune well, as Claudia Prieto focuses on the conflicting feelings of isolation and joy that go along with being an immigrant to a new country. Claudia herself is an immigrant of Colombian and Venezuelan heritage, and her beautiful tune captures well the mixed emotions and challenges that go along with relocating to a new place that is so far away from friends and family.
If you haven't listened to this beautiful tune yet, do it now! I am sure that this catchy tune will be stuck in your head in no time. :)