Spanish Introductions & Personal Descriptions Readings | Hispanic Heritage Month

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Grade Levels
6th - 12th
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These short readings are a great way for your students to get lots of input!

This resource includes 24 short readings about famous people of Hispanic heritage written in comprehensible language. Each reading includes vocabulary supports at the bottom of the page to help your students be successful. The readings are a basic introduction and personal description of each person!

This resource includes a scavenger hunt activity in Spanish and English for students to complete. Hang the readings around the room and let them walk and read, practicing their comprehension skills!

It also includes a practice activity that has students compare themselves to one of the readings, highlighting similarities and differences, then re-writing the differences so they could be true for them. Lots of great ways to practice!

Each reading includes:
❁ Name
❁ Birthday
❁ Where they are from
❁ Personality/Physical characteristics
❁ What they are known for

++Vocabulary support in the form of footnotes

Some readings include:
❁ Where they live
❁ Likes/dislikes


  • 24 short readings in Spanish with glossary & without the glossary
  • Scavenger hunt in Spanish & English
  • Comprehension questions in Spanish
  • Answer key for scavenger hunt in Spanish & English
  • Answer key for comprehension questions
  • Comparisons writing sheet in English
  • Cover and "final page" to turn the readings into a book for your classroom library
  • Digital version of the readings, scavenger hunts, comprehension questions, and writing activities for Google Slides (65 Slides)
  • Additional reading comprehension activity for each of the readings using Google Slides OR Boom Cards - each of the 24 readings has 3 comprehension questions - also available separately here
  • Teacher's notes for use


  • Laurie Hernandez
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Gabriel García Márquez
  • Roberto Clemente
  • Selena Quintanilla Pérez
  • César Chávez
  • Rubén Blades
  • Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Juan Manuel Santos
  • Junot Díaz
  • Gustavo Dudamel
  • Shakira Ripoll
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Sonia Sotomayor
  • Dolores Huerta
  • Celia Cruz
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Lionel Messi
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Jorge Ramos
  • Ellen Ochoa
  • Gustavo Cerati
  • Oscar de la Hoya
  • Sammy Sosa


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