This cultural lesson on " The Legend of the Poinsettia" is the perfect activity for the Holidays & Spanish SUB Plans during the Christmas Season. The lesson includes the legend of how the Poinsettia plant was created as a Christmas miracle. It describes how the Aztecs used it and cultivated for decoration and medicinal purposes. Finally it describes Mr. Poinsett and his role in bringing the beautiful "Flor de Nochebuena" to America. The Legend is written in English and has five Comprehension questions in English. In addition, there are three interactive activities that can be used as homework or to be completed in class.
-Christmas Vocabulary table with 16 Spanish terms- Great homework assignment to learn Christmas Vocabulary in Spanish.
-Word search with 21 words in Spanish- Full of Cognates related to the legend
-The Legend of the Poinsettia - Reading in ENGLISH
-Five Reading Questions about the "The Legend of the Poinsettia"
-Label the Face Parts - " El Sol"
- Color the Ornament- Includes a written prompt "Mi color favorito de ornamento es...." Great 10 minutes oral activity to find the most popular ornament. You can even ask students to write in Spanish "Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año nuevo "
as well as the prompt in Spanish in the inside of the ornament.
Excellent SUB Plan or a great day for Cultural activities in class.
OTHER HOLIDAY PRODUCTS
**Chocolate & Aztecs & Cortez Legends-Reading Comprehension- ENGLISH-
**Christmas in Mexico- Las Posadas Traditions- Cultural Lesson Plan - SUB PLAN
**Los Reyes Magos - Three Kings Day- Traditions- Cultural Lesson Plan-ENGLISH
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