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No prep necessary! Short story Nombres/Names in both SPANISH & English. Includes 12 reading comprehension questions in Spanish, essay writing research activity project about student names and Answer Key for all questions. I also included images to help scaffold for diverse learners. For example, the term sancocho or chiquita banana can be unfamiliar for students.
I am teaching a course for Spanish Heritage speakers, and I fell in love with this short story related to immigrant names and the topic of personal and public identities. I wanted to use a story from the Dominican Republic, but this one had not been translated to Spanish. I translated the entire short story myself; therefore, this is the only place where you can have it and save yourself hours in translations.
This activity can be used for any lesson on the Dominican Republic, Immigration, Identity, Names, Identidades privadas y públicas, Identidades personales y públicas, AP Spanish Language and Culture, and more.
In English class, this essay often appears on seventh grade language arts textbooks / curriculum.
This essay is also very good to compare with Mi Nombre by Sandra Cisneros who is from Chicago and of Mexican descent.