This Reading Comprehension handout is best suited for upper elementary to higher intermediate ESL learners or native English speakers. The text explores some of the history of the NYC Easter Parade / Bonnet Festival from the late 19th century to contemporary customs and traditions.
After carefully reading the text the students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False statements and a definitions match. The text can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. This worksheet can be completely in class or assigned for homework on or near Easter. A full answer key is included.