I created this lesson in preparation for March Madness even though not every student is a basketball fan. In any case, this lesson:
(a) blends the excitement of March Madness and the Sweet Sixteen with Spanish content,
(b) teaches reading comprehension and provides practice in a fun way, and
(c) provides a seasonal brain break that can be used between thematic units.
Specifically, this download provides two, paragraph-length reading assignments that describe March Madness in general terms.
The first selection lists four valuable strategies and guides students through the process of reading in Spanish for comprehension.
Each paragraph also has 4-5 discussion / comprehension questions for students and answer keys.
These materials are flexible enough that you can have students complete them individually, in pairs, or you can use them in a whole group settting.
I have also created a word search with the 2017 teams. This can be used as a brain break, as a reward activity, or as a differentiation tool for those who finish the reading assignments early.