“Navidad” is a western adventure set in 19th Century California. Its main character is Joaquin Murrieta, the famous bandit. It’s based on Central California history and is set in the Santa Lucia Mountains.
I've included pre-reading, CLOZE and reciprocal teaching comprehension activities, oral reading activities, a listening log, a post test and a puzzle. This unit should be good for several days of work in a middle school language arts class.
Please feel free to download this free TPT copy of the story and print out as many copies as you like. Here’s the link:
If you prefer, the story is published in the anthology "Award Winning Tales". It's a good book and you'll find more to use in it than just my story. Here's the Amazon link: