Did you know that these two great writers share the same date of death? Well, even if this is true, it doesn't mean that they actually died on the same date. But I am not here to discuss the Gregorian and the Julian calendars, I just want to introduce this puzzle activity based on the biographies of Cervantes and Shakespeare.
In this fun, one-day activity, students have to separate and put in chronological order a series of important events in the writers' lives. They need to use common sense, logic and math. The hand-out can be given as it is now or it can be cut out. The first two pages are in the present indicative ("presente histórico" use) and the next two are in the past (pretérito). The last page is the answer key. Enjoy!