Cinco de Mayo: History and Traditions

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Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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This ELA CCSS Aligned Thematic Unit is designed to teach students about the history of Cinco de Mayo and the traditions of how it is celebrated. Students will engage in a variety of reading and writing activities that are differentiated at the 2nd and 3rd grade levels. CCSS and lesson plans included.

Table of Contents:
Common Core Standards
Word Wall Words
Picture/Fact Cards Reading Activity
“Imagine Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Puebla, Mexico” Writing Activity
Mexico Historic Map and “What am I?” Scavenger Hunt
Note-Taking Graphic Organizer
2nd Grade Reading Text: “History of Cinco de Mayo”
2nd Grade Comprehension Questions
3rd Grade Reading Text: “History of Cinco de Mayo”
3rd Grade Comprehension Questions
Country Report Graphic Organizer
Country Report Check List
Mexico Country Report Writing Activity
Acrostic Writing Activity: “Mexico”
Informative Writing Information Chart and Graphic Organizers
Opinion Piece Writing Information Chart and Graphic Organizers
4 Writing Prompts: 1 Informative Text, 3 Opinion Piece Prompts
Writing Papers
Class Writing Book Cover
List of Cinco de Mayo websites

****Please download the Preview file to see sample pages of all the reading, writing, and literacy activities in this packet. Thank you.
Total Pages
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