Cinco de Mayo Activity: Cinco de Mayo Word Search (non-fiction, reading facts)

Cinco de Mayo Activity: Cinco de Mayo Word Search (non-fic
Cinco de Mayo Activity: Cinco de Mayo Word Search (non-fic
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Cinco de Mayo: Are you looking for a fun reading activity for Cinco de Mayo? How about using this fun themed informational "fact find" about the holiday. Your students will enjoy this fun 'fact find' style word search! If your students are like mine, they love these puzzles.

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Keep the challenge level in mind when deciding if this "all about Cinco de Mayo" fact find will work for your class. Words are found forward, backward, up, down, and diagonal. I would consider it on the challenging side since students are looking for words in all directions. A few of the parts might be difficult for third graders to understand unless further explanation is given, such the facts about the actual Battle of Puebla.

Please see the list below as to what terms/words this sheet covers.

This is not just any 'ole puzzle. It doesn't just include words to find. It includes fun facts about Cinco de Mayo. They are fun and random, but will allow for fun discussions. The format uses bullet marks, which can help your students remember the information. Within each fact, a word (or words) is underlined. Those are the words the students will find in the puzzle. For example, one sentence says, "France attacked the city of Puebla because Mexico delayed paying back their debts to France." The word 'debts' is underlined, and that is the word students will find.

I use word searches to introduce vocabulary, or even just give it as morning work to introduce the topic of the day. Perfect for a sub, too.

There are many options for using this word search 'fact find'. One option is to have students partner up and practice fluency. They can take turns reading the sentences. This can be used for a writing activity. Have them take the facts about Cinco de Mayo from the puzzle and turn them into a paragraph, changing out some of the words to make it their own. Parents can work with their child to find the words.They can even fold it in half and glue it into an interactive notebook for future reference when they lack a writing topic. It's great for triggering ideas. No matter when or how you use it, kids are sure to enjoy reading the fun facts about Cinco de Mayo. Feel free to be creative and use it in your classroom however you would like.

The words included in the word search are:

Cinco de Mayo
French
Mexican
Debts
Symbol
celebrations
heritage
culture
pride
Independence Day (often confused with Cinco de Mayo)
California (biggest world wide celebration)
parades
reenactments
patriotic clothing
sombrero
Mariachi bands
guacamole
enchiladas
avocados

**Remember, facts are included that relate to each word above.**


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Money
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For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.
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Cinco de Mayo Activity: Cinco de Mayo Word Search (non-fic
Cinco de Mayo Activity: Cinco de Mayo Word Search (non-fic