This resource was created to use alongside a Spanish-language news article on Newsela.com to make it comprehensible for non-native readers during Free Voluntary Reading (FVR). My goal is to help learners get excited about reading by creating resources to help them read about current events and topics that really speak to them.
This one is geared toward students who love: animals, South America, rights, and freedom. It can also be adapted for use as a sub plan!
My Word Lists include all non-English words found in the article. That includes both names and cognates with the exact same spelling, because we all have that one kid who will look those up words just in case! As for verbs, third person singular is described as "s/he or it", and both reflexive verbs and auxilliary verbs are listed according to the first letter of the main verb (i.e. "se fue" would be listed under "f", and "ha pasado" would be listed under "p"). Verb phrases will be listed under the first letter of the first main verb.
The Spanish words in the Word List are bolded to visually help the student find what he or she is looking for faster.
There is a link within the document to the specific article at newsela.com, but you can read ahead here: https://newsela.com/read/orangutan-granted-personhood-spanish/id/2000002704/
Another link within the article takes you to a free Folder Teaser document with the article name, photo, and key words to get students interested.