Check out this VivaLeReader article "Which country has the most Spanish-speakers?" in English as well as 3 different levels of the article in comprehensible Spanish. That's four articles in all!
Each article has a touch of student-friendly sass, illustrations, comprehension tasks and bonuses! Your students will learn a few statistics and a bit of history in very simple Spanish. They'll be shocked to learn that Spain does not have the most Spanish-speakers! Check it out!
In English & Leveled Spanish:
Included in the English-only version, you'll find:
-1 student friendly, 1-2 page, article in ENGLISH
-page with no open-ended questions attached
-page with open-ended questions attached to the article
-total content pages: 7
Included in the Spanish-only version, you will find:
-1 student friendly, 1-2 page, article in SPANISH
-3 differentiated levels (3 versions of the article)
-texts in repetitive, comprehensible Spanish
-plenty of cognates for increased understanding
-helpful footnotes for more complex vocabulary
-comprehension questions attached to each article
-articles without comprehension questions attached for more options
-total content pages: 19
Here are some ways you can use these CULTURE BEAT articles:
-intro to National Hispanic Heritage month, el Día de la Raza, Columbus Day
-group read a-louds
-homework, sub plans, extra credit
-warm-up, closing or independent reading practice time
-no prep, ready-to-go activity on those tired days :)
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