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Short and Simple Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Questions!
This is a worksheet of short and simple vocabulary and reading comprehension exercises to accompany the Spanish edition of the children’s book : Abuela by Arthur Dorros.
, (that would be against copyright, of course!) but is widely available at online and brick-and-mortar retailers. I have also found read-aloud videos online! If it’s not part of your library yet, I recommend it!
Want to create a Literacy Center or Extension Activities for Free Choice Reading?
Simply provide the book for students to read and print copies of the worksheet for extra structure.
Have a few Fast Finishers?
Let them curl up with a familiar story and a confidence-building worksheet. Use it individually or in small mini book clubs.
What do I get?
Every title has a pre-reading activity and several exercises to complete while reading and exploring the language in the book. Activities in these simple worksheets range from simple vocabulary matching to multiple choice comprehension questions, ordering of events, unscramble vocabulary, to personalized questions (with English support where appropriate). They were written with the Novice to Intermediate Spanish student in mind, including vocabulary that they can gain from the text independently or with minimal support, and reading comprehension questions that introduce, recycle, and spiral content that is typically taught within the first levels of proficiency in Spanish.
But is it Comprehensible?
Children’s Books, while often not completely comprehensible to novice learners, can still be excellent sources of Comprehensible Input because they are: nostalgic, non-threatening, colorful, familiar, and offer repetition and engaging context clues. In my grades 7-12 classrooms, students have many reading and viewing options and are consistently drawn to familiar titles like this one. I have them share what they understood with peers and find that they demonstrate excellent comprehension and confidence.
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Would this work for my heritage speakers/native speakers/early readers in my Spanish-language elementary classroom?
Maybe! You know your students best. I designed these for grades 7-12 Spanish learners, so the font size is smaller than I would have made it for Elementary… and due to copyright complications the pages are utterly devoid of any adorable images…. But if they work for you, I’m so glad!!