Cinco de Mayo Activities: Mini Books - 3 Reading Levels - Illustrated Word Wall

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  1. This bundle includes these Cinco de Mayo Activities:1) Cinco de Mayo Readers in 3 Reading Levels (color & BW & illustrate their own) and vocab. cards for pocket chart or word wall2) Cinco de Mayo Poems and Songs3) Cinco de Mayo PowerPoint in 3 reading levels with illustrated vocabulary slide
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Differentiate your teaching of Cinco de Mayo with these Mini Books in 3 reading levels ❤️

✅ Plus Illustrated Word Wall Cards!

★ 3 Different Reading Levels as described below.

Level 1: “Cinco de Mayo” is the easiest level, simple sight words with picture clues for the other vocabulary.

Sight Words: we, see, a

Words with Picture Clues: Mexico, flag, piñata, music, food, sombrero, happy, Cinco de Mayo

Level 2: “Cinco de Mayo” is a version that is a bit harder, more sight words, picture clues, and longer sentences.

Sight Words is, on, and, like, during, for, by, called

Other Words: played, children, eat, people, wear, hats, called, time, dancing, red, white, green, mariachi bands, maracas, tacos, salsa, pepper

Level 3: “Cinco de Mayo” has more details about the shapes, and a few more sight words with picture clues for the other vocabulary words:

Sight Words: it, for, with, take, until, well

Words with Picture Clues: turns, hitting, colors, listen, music, guitar, keeping, beat, enjoy, delicious, celebrate, festivals, fiestas, fireworks, burritos, guacamole, enchiladas, National, holiday, United States, celebrate, culture, stands, purity, union, drops, snacks, trinkets, goodies

Use for guided reading, and send home for extra practice.




★ Word Wall or Pocket Chart vocabulary cards included (with illustrations when appropriate).

★ 4 versions of each book - 12 versions in all - Easy Assembly

1) Full color illustrations

2) Black and white illustrations for students to color

3) Students illustrate their own to show comprehension.

4) Students write their own versions.

8 Pages Per Book (cover and 7 pages).

COMMON CORE STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.4 Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

Version 1 of each level: High frequency words and full color illustrations help younger learners to use their reading strategies: pictures, phonics and context.

Version 2 of each level: Same text, but black and white illustrations for students to read and color.

Version 3 of each level: Same text but without illustrations. Students show their comprehension skills by creating their own illustrations.

Version 4: Students create their own versions:

Easy Version: We see _____________.

Harder Version: We _______________


Choice of dotted skip count baselines or plain lines for students to complete the sentences.



Below is a link to a Cinco de Mayo PowerPoint presentation that includes all three levels of the colored versions of the readers and 40+ illustrated vocabulary slides. You could use it for an introduction to the readers and the vocabulary. You could also print it out for a larger version of the readers.



Cinco de Mayo Mini Books - 36 Page Download - 3 Different Reading Levels – Emergent Reader and 2 Harder- 4 versions of each book- 12 versions in all - Easy Assembly -Choices: full color illustrations OR black and white OR Students illustrate their own to show comprehension, and finally, students write their own versions.

Pocket chart vocabulary cards included (with illustrations when appropriate).

Cinco de Mayo Poems and Songs -18 Pages – 2 versions of each –

color & B/W - 12 Cinco de Mayo Songs to sing to popular children’s songs.

Enjoy poetry during April Poetry Month while learning about Cinco de Mayo, too!

Use during shared reading or guided reading.

Cinco de Mayo PowerPoint - 3 Reading Levels + 40 Vocabulary Slides - This can be used with or without the Cinco de Mayo Readers Product that also contains 3 Reading Levels and vocabulary cards for a pocket chart or word wall. The set of readers also contains black and white versions, as well as a version for students to draw their own illustrations and a version where students write their own. The Cinco de Mayo PowerPoint could also be used as an introduction to the readers and vocabulary presentation before reading.

Cinco de Mayo Sight Words Literacy Centers Game Board Activities – Level 1 -

5 Different Game Boards - 19 Page download - 5 different Cinco de Mayo themed game boards for the first 106 Dolch sight vocabulary words. I have included 6 spinners. (Game boards with the last 114 Dolch are available in my product listings.) Some of the spinners have higher numbers to make the game go faster. You could also use dice. Gameboards are themed around Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo Sight Words Literacy Centers Game Board Activities –

Last 114 Dolch Words + 10 Dolch Nouns - 5 Different Game Boards - 5 different Cinco de Mayo themed game boards for last 114 Dolch sight vocabulary words plus 10 Dolch nouns. 19 Page Download (Gameboards with he first 106 Dolch words are available in my product listings.)

Cinco de Mayo Literacy Centers - Blending Build A Word Wheels – Set 1 – Different Ways To Use & Record – 63 Different Combinations of Wheels, so you can make 63 Word Builder Wheels with this set! - Includes 4 Word Builder Awards & 8 Recording Sheets – Great for Differentiating Word Building Practice with your students -

7 inner wheels and 9 outer wheels as described below. 21 Page Download - Print as many of each wheel as desired to make up to 63 different Word Builders…

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