Spanish Thanksgiving Activities | Puerto Rico Reading Acción de Gracias

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La Libre Language Learning
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7th - 10th
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I loved this resource, well organized, clear well thought out activities. I plan to use it again in the future.
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Looking for a Thanksgiving lesson plan for Spanish 1 and 2 students with real Latinx culture? Celebrate and teach high frequency verbs with a Spanish-speaking country that celebrates El Día de Acción de Gracias! Introducing the Puerto Rico guide to Spanish Thanksgiving activities!

Finding a cultural reading with relevant activities that your Spanish 1 students can actually understand can be challenging for comprehensible input classrooms. Look no further for a colorful Thanksgiving activity on the festive traditions in Puerto Rico designed especially for Spanish 1 or 2 novice students!

These Día de Acción de Gracias activities for novice learners emphasize high-frequency verbs while presenting authentic Puerto Rican culture. Yes, you can teach about turkeys while presenting real culture in the target language!


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In this Spanish culture activity and reading passage on Puerto Rico, students use the comprehensible and high-frequency present-tense verbs to navigate the new vocabulary. While mastering their new language, they're enjoying the beautiful photos and clear explanations of the delicious dishes via the comprehensive glossary.

It also includes 6 creative and higher-level thinking extension activities:

1. Create a menu based on the dishes served in Puerto Rico

2. Draw a postcard of explaining the traditions to a friend

3. Draw a plate of typical plates served in Puerto Rico

4. Compare and contrast your Thanksgiving day with Puerto Rico

5. Research the history and geography of Puerto Rico

6. Research the effects of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico's Thanksgiving in 2017

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NO PREP! Just print the reading (also prints well in black-and-white), and pages for extension activities. Have students work through the reading together and then choose their desired project to show their understanding.

The reading in Spanish details the basic traditions with the products, practices, AND perspectives of Puerto Rico's Thanksgiving traditional meals, according to ACTFL guidelines. Your middle or high school Spanish students will be challenged and still comprehend the input they read, while learning about authentic Puerto Rican culture!

Each high-frequency verb is highlighted and meanings are provided.

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Total Pages
11 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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