Spanish Reading Comprehension Ecuador, Geography y La selva tropical - Earth Day

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Grade Levels
7th - 10th
Formats Included
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2 pages to print or 2 pages digital + answer key or 2 pages EASEL self-checking
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Planning early for next year, as part of a class for PD. This will be a fabulous resource to pre-load students with info on Ecuador and Capibaras before we read El Capibara con botas!
I used this as a reading comprehension/culture activity for my Spanish 2 class. The students enjoyed learning more about Ecuador. Thank you!
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This cultural reading was designed for NOVICE Spanish students to give them a basic overview of Ecuador while staying in Spanish. It includes sections on Geography, Culture & the Amazon. It would work well for students who are about to read the novel El Capibara con botas by Mira Canion. It was designed for interpretive reading practice for Spanish 1, middle school Spanish, or Exploratory Spanish. It would work well for a basic environment or Earth day reading activity as well.

What's Included in this Ecuador Spanish Reading?

  • ✅ 2 Page Front/Back PDF worksheet to print or Google Slides digital option
  • ✅ novice-level readings in SPANISH
  • ✅ 3 paragraphs - 1 each for Geography, Culture & the Amazon
  • ✅ true/false questions in Spanish
  • ✅ vocabulary matching
  • ✅ writing expansion question in Spanish
  • ✅ answer key for the questions page
  • + New BONUS EASEL self-checking option

How could you use this basic Spanish Reading Comprehension Activity?

  • ⭐ Introduce novice students to Ecuador while staying in Spanish
  • ⭐ Introduce the novel El capibara con botas by Mira Canion
  • ⭐ Learn about the Amazon in Spanish class (great with Earth Day)
  • ⭐ Perfect one-day sub-plan for Spanish 1

For in-class completion on paper

  • ✅ Print the documents 2 sided - reading on 1 side & activities on the other
  • ✅ Let students work alone or in pairs to read and complete the activities
  • ✅ Read to the class & discuss in Spanish as a class

For digital completion for paperless classrooms or hybrid or virtual learning

  • DIGITAL OPTION 1 - Make a copy of the Google Slides Activity as included in the instructions (if you have trouble make a copy with a non-school email)
  • ✅ Assign the activity on Google Classroom as an assignment & click make a copy for students. This could also be done on another LMS by instructing students to make a copy of the resource and editing their own version.
  • ✅ Discuss in Spanish as a class

  • DIGITAL OPTION 2 - Use the TPT Digital EASEL self-checking activity. Click the EASEL activity and digitally assign it directly to your students via the TPT EASEL add-on.
  • ✅ Discuss in Spanish as a class

This reading is not affiliated with the novel, but just goes well with learning about Ecuador.

This is a Spanish class reading best seller with 120+ 5 star reviews

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was perfect for the start of Capibara con botas. I was able to put it in GoFormative and easily grade it!!! Perfect in every way. - Robin L
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great resource! I used this in conjunction with Capybara con boats and it was the perfect addition. - Suppy A
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent reading about Ecuador for beginners. I especially liked the true/false part where they had to provide evidence. Great product & worked well as an intro to Ecuador before reading "El capibara con botas". - Laura W.
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ great for my Andean countries chapter - Cynthia L

ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages

  • ✅ Interpretive Communication - Reading
  • ✅ Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives
  • ✅ Cultural Comparisons


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Total Pages
2 pages to print or 2 pages digital + answer key or 2 pages EASEL self-checking
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