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No prep necessary! Ready to print! Students will read an authentic article in Spanish from a Madrid newspaper about Mexico's Day of the Dead festivities (2 paged doubled space). I added pictures to help scaffold and help students understand new words related to Día de los Muertos. The story is narrated in the present tense.
The reading is followed by 10 reading comprehension questions in chronological order regarding the festivities, how they started, how they changed, and how they vary by state. 1 set of questions is in Spanish and 1 set of questions is in English to better fit your class needs.
Then the art activity:
Afterwards, students imagine to be in México and they have to sketch what their ofrenda would look like and explain why they chose the objects they did. At the end they have to write a half page response as to why would choose to make this ofrenda. Who was this person? Why was he/she so special, etc. Everything is included in the instructions.
PERFECT FOR A SUB PLAN AS WELL.
Great for the AP Spanish theme titled Las familias y las comunidades. Las tradiciones.
Great for the AP Spanish theme Families and Communities: Traditions
El Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead Reading Activities & Sub Plan
pan dulce, ofrendas, desfile, etc.