El Festival de los Barriletes Gigantes: 3 scaffolded readings in Spanish

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El Festival de los Barriletes Gigantes, or the Giant Kites festival, in Santiago Sacatepéquez and Sumpango, Guatemala, is an extraordinary tradition that demonstrates the syncretism of diverse religious and cultural traditions in the area.

Mix & Match the resources from this FlexTexts set to give yourself ultimate flexibility in connecting your students with stories in Spanish that will interest them and are an appropriate challenge for their interpretive ability!

THREE different readings, at three different levels of text complexity are provided (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced). Share with each student all three levels of the text to read in sequence, or differentiate by providing different students with the level of the story that best matches their interpretive reading ability in Spanish.

Each level of the article is accompanied by a one-page, simple reading comprehension activity (3 activities total).

Each text + activity is provided as both a PRINTABLE PDF and DIGITAL GOOGLE SLIDESresource, so that you can be ready for whatever this school year brings!


  • 3 texts (5 articles x 3 versions/article)
  • 3 activities
  • Printable version of all texts + activities
  • Digital assignment version of all texts + activities
  • One simple authentic resource-based post-reading activity


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