Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
in your Spanish language classroom with these NO PREP PRINTABLES and a SIMPLE ART PROJECT.
Help your students gain an appreciation of Hispanic art by learning about the Mayan legend of the Guatemalan Worry Dolls.
This unit includes a bilingual reading, comprehension questions, vocabulary, and grammar exercises. Simple directions with pictures for making their very own Worry Doll are also included.
1. Bilingual reading on the Guatemalan Mayan tradition of the worry dolls. It includes a two page reading in both English and Spanish. This allows for differentiation in the classroom.
2. Comprehension: Students will form questions using the cues provided. Then, they will answer the questions using the information found in the reading.
3. Cognates: The students will learn how important an awareness of cognates is when learning a foreign language. In this exercise students will match the Spanish words on the left with the English cognates on the right. All of the cognates in this exercise are from the reading.
4. Vocabulary Matching:
-Match the Spanish Synonyms (Words from the reading)
-Match the Spanish Antonyms (Words from the reading)
-Match the Reflexive Verbs with their meanings (Words from the reading)
5. Reflexive Verbs: Fill in the Blanks
6. Vocabulary Review with Spanish Idiom (Level 1)
In this worksheet students will discover the hidden Spanish saying by identifying different general vocabulary words from different categories (i.e body parts, numbers, colors, animals, foods, days of the week, family members, and months of the year.) After identifying the words according to their categories, the students will then follow the directions and color them accordingly. If students do not have crayons or colored pencils they can simply cross out the words instead. The blocks that remain will reveal the Spanish saying, “Consultar con la Almohada”. Next, students will discuss with their teacher the meaning of this saying. (to sleep on it)
7. Grammar Review with Spanish Saying (Level 2)
The same as #5 but this time students will have to find the correct parts of speech to discover the same Spanish saying.
9. Word Search: Reflexive Verbs
10. Worry Doll Art Project: Three page directions with pictures on how to make your own Worry Doll for Hispanic Heritage month.
11. Spanish Word Art: This worksheet can be used to review vocabulary words related to Las Muñecas Quitapenas. Students should be encouraged to color and decorate the vocabulary words. It is very beneficial for second language learners to use new vocabulary words in a variety of different ways. You could also encourage students to create their own word art projects using vocabulary from their Worry Doll unit.
When students have finished this word art worksheet, it will also make a beautiful for the class bulletin board.
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"...kids enjoyed this project. I have one guatemalan student and he was excited and gave more background info about these dolls. gracias!!!!!!!!"
"High schoolers loved it."
MORE SPANISH RESOURCES
Spanish Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos)
Las Posadas Bilingual Reading
Spanish Present Tense Verb Activities: Roll and Write
Spanish Subject Pronoun Posters and Worksheets
Getting to Know You “Llegar a Conocernos”
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