Cinco De Mayo: Passage and Questions: Interactive Notebook

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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Cinco De Mayo: Passage and Activity for INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS. his pack includes a short close reading passage to help students better understand the Cinco De Mayo holiday

NOTE: Get this passage in a bundled pack at a huge savings by clicking HERE

This passage discusses how Cinco De Mayo celebrations began as a result of a Mexican war victory in Pueblo, Mexico against the French, ways in which people celebrate, how they dress, what they eat, music, how it has become a much larger American celebration, and more.....

Please click on the preview above to get a better idea of what is included.


IMPORTANT---- I offer this SAME passage in two different formats. This particular passage is formatted for interactive notebooks. It is the exact same passage and similar questions just formatted differently from the full page version.

If you would like to purchase the one page passage with 11 text-based questions that go along with the passage, click HERE. You can then read the description to see which format works best for you.


The passage is a half sheet, so it will work perfectly to glue sideways into an interactive reading notebook. Once glued into the interactive notebook, students can write their thinking out to the side of the passage. This is a short close reading type passage but it is filled with fun info.

It was written with fourth graders in mind, but would be suitable for many third and fifth graders, also.

In addition to the passage, there are three flippable activities (all printed on one sheet) for their notebook. One is on the definition of commemorate(such as honoring the victory in Pueblo), one focuses on kids' favorite Mexican foods, and the other focuses on four comprehension questions related to the text.

In addition to doing this activity as a whole group reading lesson, you could also have students do it during a literacy center. Feel free to use it in your classroom however you would like.

Take a look at all of my close reading passages and activities by clicking HERE

For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.
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