This is an activity about El Día de los Muertos that can be used anytime during October or November. It is also a good emergency substitute plan to keep handy in your folder. It includes three articles related to Day of the Dead and altars. Comprehension questions following each article. After reading the articles and answering questions, students fill out a Venn diagram to compare and contrast Day of the Dead with Halloween. Also included is a crossword puzzle featuring some of the terms from the articles.
You may also use this as a starter for your Day of the Dead unit.