This Spanish-language reading is designed for Spanish 1 students and beyond to learn basic information about the Dominican Republic. It introduces the country's geography, political history, economy, and culture, as well as the importance of baseball and merengue.
The reading consists of one page of text and one page of 15 varied comprehension questions. It works well as a stand-alone activity (sub plan, fast finisher activity, etc.) or as part of a unit on the DR. Consider using it before reading the novel FELIPE ALOU: DESDE LOS VALLES A LAS MONTAÑAS by Carol Gaab (available from www.fluencymatters.com).
A projectable version of the reading is also provided in PPT and PDF format to make it easy to read and discuss it as a class.