Christmas Holiday Around the World, Reading Comprehension, Activities - Mexico

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Are you looking for a retelling of a beautiful story to engage and inspire your students? This passage, written at a 4th grade reading level, tells the story of a miracle in Mexico and is full of heartwarming details. The story will inspire you and your students, and your kids will have a great time with the poinsettia craft. You'll appreciate the text dependent questions which keep the focus on learning!

This is a traditional Christmas tale from Mexico. It tells the legend of the poinsettia and shares a simple message - a gift from the heart is always the most beautiful. It comes with a poinsettia craft activity that helps students practice synonyms and also with text dependent questions.

The story is included in the Winter Tales from Around the World, a Google Forms Escape Room. This download includes additional comprehension and vocabulary activities and is perfect to use before the Escape Room. Grab both and keep students busy and learning in this build up to Winter Break time!

You can grab this resource, and three other Reading Comprehension Passages to celebrate Winter Holidays Around the World in the money-saving bundle, or just grab the resources you need.

Gryla and the Yule Lads - Christmas traditions in Iceland - Reading Comprehension Passage with text dependent questions and Idiom Task Cards.

Christmas Down Under - Non-fiction Reading Comprehension passage from Australia with text dependent questions and parts of speech practice

The Hanukkah Candle - fiction and non-fiction paired text with text dependent questions and a vocabulary Word Search


Winter Tales from Around the World - makes a great companion to this, and helps students learn about customs and traditions from 6 countries around the world!

Check out ALL of my Winter themed Reading, Math and Vocabulary resources with this link!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.


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