Reading Comprehension Development is an important component of Foreign Language instruction. I created this lesson for use in the Greetings and Introductions Unit of my Spanish I courses although I think that it will also serve as a very good back-to-school activity as well as a solid Spanish II & III pre-assessment reading activity.
I have not used this activity with younger classes, but I feel that it provides sufficient rigor and helpful reading strategies that are ideal for grades 7 and above.
In this download you get:
1. An authentic article that discusses the way that one should introduce themself when they meet someone (i.e. eye contact, the handshake, smiles, your name, and using nicknames).
2. An abridged vocabulary list for student reference and helpful hints for the teacher regarding differentiation methods.
3. A wordsearch that is directly linked the vocabulary used in this lesson. The activity can be assigned as homework prior to or after the lesson and is especially designed to support this reading activity.
This reading activity can be modified in many ways to fit into your current unit plans as your teach Greetings and Introductions, pre-assess your new classes, prepare for unit test and exams, etc.
You may also find this mini-lesson to be a useful part of your substitute teacher plans or as a group building activity that doesn't stray from content.