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This reading is about a birthday celebration! Much of the reading is in the present progressive tense (estar + gerund). It talks about what everyone in the family is doing during the celebration. Also discussed is the significance of the piñata in Mexican celebrations.
There is a full glossary of new words and the story is followed by six true/false questions in Spanish for reading comprehension.
Activity ideas: Have students underline all the forms of present progressive they find in the reading. Bring in some party pictures and have students explain what is happening using the present progressive tense.
Level: Spanish 1/2
Includes Answer Key.