Cinco de Mayo is an original non-fiction text that explains why this holiday is celebrated. It comes with Close Read activities that align with Common Core State Standards. In addition, there are supplemental activities covering math, poetry writing, and social studies.
Common Core Alignment for 2nd Grade:
2.RIT.2 Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
2.RIT.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text
2.SL.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners
2.SL.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text
2.W.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Jigsaw Mexico – Building Background Knowledge by breaking students into groups. Each group learns about one aspect of Mexico and then
teaches the rest of their group.
Cinco de Mayo – Non-Fiction text (color version to display on doc. camera)
Cinco de Mayo – Non=Fiction text (B&W version to print)
Vocabulary Task: Using Context Clues
Comprehension Task: Concept Map
Writing Task: Newspaper Article
Speaking/Listening Task: Discuss why and how Cinco de Mayo is celebrated
Venn Diagram – Compare and Contrast Cinco de Mayo and 4th of July
Making Words – Build words from the letters in INDEPENDENCE
Acrostic Poem – Cinco de Mayo
Count on Spanish – Solve addition and subtraction problems using Spanish number words
Color Me Spanish– Use a key to color a picture correctly. (Spanish color words)
Mexico on the Map – Find Mexico on the continent and a world map
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