I always want my students to read more in Spanish. However, it can be challenging to find authentic material that is interesting to them. I came across this biography on the website superpop.es the other day: http://www.superpop.es/famosos/personajes/harry-styles
Many of my students love Harry Styles although there are many that do not. I included the first article along with an interview for Selena Gomez (http://www.superpop.es/famosos/personajes/selena-gomez) for those that do not love the British band One Direction.
However, I wanted my students to do more than just read the article. I am also trying to increase my activities based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. Therefore, simple comprehension questions were out for me. I decided that the students could compare and contrast themselves with Harry or Selena. This website (http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/spanish/) has graphic organizers in Spanish. I printed off a Venn Diagram, and I had my warm-up. I did hear teenage squeals of excitement when I mentioned Harry and Selena, but I did not hear one complaint about reading. There are many biographies, so this activity could easily be repeated.