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By MommyMaestra
Save 20% when you buy my bundle! This is a collection of my four one-page reading passages on Hispanic holidays. It includes: • Day of the Dead Reading Passage • Las Posadas One-Page Reading Passage • Día de los Reyes Magos Reading Passage • The
Subjects:
Spanish, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$10.00
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By MommyMaestra
These 8 coloring pages are an introduction to the REAL history of Cinco de Mayo. From General Zaragoza to Napoleon III, your students will learn about the impact the Battle of Puebla had on U.S. history through brief descriptions in English and
Subjects:
U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cultural Activities
$5.00
2 ratings
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By MommyMaestra
Introduce your students to the famous Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and their respective forms of art with this set of activity pages. In this packet, you'll find... • a child-friendly reading passage about the couple and their
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Art History, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Cultural Activities
$3.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By MommyMaestra
This is a one-page history on Las Posadas, a Mexican Christmas tradition. Your students will learn about this holiday tradition. This informational text is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. Includes an 8-question comprehension quiz plus
Subjects:
Reading, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$2.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By MommyMaestra
This packet is designed to supplement your student's reading of the first three books in the Magic Tree House series IN SPANISH. Inside you'll find pages that cover: • vocabulary • reading comprehension • grammar • math • history • art •
Subjects:
Reading, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By MommyMaestra
These fact files may be used as individual bookmarks or a fandex. It features 18 historical figures: Cleopatra Amelia Earhart Joan of Arc Ellen Ochoa Coretta Scott King Eleanor Roosevelt Celia Cruz Marie Curie Malala Yousafzai Frida
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Bibliographies, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$3.50
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By MommyMaestra
This reading comprehension packet can be used for Women's History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, or any time of the year. It comes with one-page reading passages about the following 10 famous Latinas: Ellen Ochoa Isabel Allende Dara Torres Frida
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By MommyMaestra
This is a one-page history on the Día de los Reyes Magos, or the Epiphany that is celebrated in Latin America and Spain. Your students will learn about this holiday tradition. Available in full color or black-and-white, this informational text is
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$2.50
23 ratings
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By MommyMaestra
This is a one-page history on the parranda, a Puerto Rican version of Christmas caroling... with a twist! Your students will learn about this holiday tradition. This informational text is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. Includes an
Subjects:
Reading, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$1.50
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By MommyMaestra
This reading comprehension packet can be used for Women's History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, or any time of the year. It comes with one-page reading passages about the following 10 famous Latinas: Ellen Ochoa Isabel Allende Dara Torres Frida
Subjects:
Reading, Spanish, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$5.50
44 ratings
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By MommyMaestra
This is a one-page history of cascarones. From where they originated to how to make them, this informational text is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. Includes a 7-question comprehension quiz plus answer key. NOW IN ENGLISH &
Subjects:
Reading, Easter, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
$2.00
9 ratings
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By MommyMaestra
This is a one-page history on the popular sport lucha libre. From luchadores to the difference between this Latin American sport and its US and Japanese counterparts, this informational text is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. Includes an
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Literature Circles, Cultural Activities
$1.50
7 ratings
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By MommyMaestra
This is a one-page history on the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos. From where it is celebrated to the significance of the items closely associated with the holiday, this informational text is written for students in 4th - 8th grade. Includes
Subjects:
Reading, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Homework, Cultural Activities
$2.50
99 ratings
4.0
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By MommyMaestra
This reading comprehension packet can be used for Women's History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, or any time of the year. It comes with one-page reading passages about the following 10 famous Latinas: Ellen Ochoa Isabel Allende Dara Torres Frida
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.50
26 ratings
4.0
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By MommyMaestra
This is a one-page history on the Batallón de San Patricio. Learn who the San Patricios were and why they sided with the Mexicans during the US-Mexico War. This informational text is written for students in 2nd - 6th grade. It includes an 8-question
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, St. Patrick's Day, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
2 ratings
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By MommyMaestra
This reading comprehension packet can be used for Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, or any time of the year. It comes with one-page reading passages about the following 7 famous Afro-Latinos: Celia Cruz Sammy Davis, Jr. Soledad
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Cultural Activities
$5.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By MommyMaestra
This is a NO PREP one-page history on the Battle of Puebla and Cinco de Mayo. From Benito Juarez's decision to stop paying foreign debts for 2 years to the significance of the battle on U.S. history, this informational text is written for students
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
67 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi! My name is Monica Olivera and I am currently a homeschool teacher, education blogger, and freelance education writer. I've been working with children in an educational setting since 1998 when I began working as an Outreach Supervisor at the Fort Worth Zoo. Our focus was on educating children (and adults!) about conservation, science, and social responsibility through school programs and classes. Since 2009, I've been homeschooling my own children and sometimes other kids as part of our homeschool co-op. For several years, I also led our local homeschool 4-H chapter, implementing various educational classes and programs. Many of the printables I create were originally created for my own kids and others. I'm also the co-founder of Latinas for Latino Lit and am the creator of the first online summer reading program for Latino children.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm all about interactive learning and helping children to learn about world cultures and conservation through fun, engaging printable activities and reading passages. I firmly believe in helping children learn about and be proud of their own heritage and the role of Hispanic figures and events in U.S. history, as you'll see in my products that describe the REAL history behind holidays, such as Cinco de Mayo, or that feature famous Hispanics in U.S. history. However, I also strive to make engaging products for all subjects, including math, science, and language arts. I'm most proud of the fact that the majority of my products are available in both ENGLISH and SPANISH to help bilingual students learn in either language. And I'm working to make ALL of my products available in both languages.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In 2011 & 2012, I received the LATISM Best Latina Education Blogger Award for my education website MommyMaestra.com. In 2013, I received the LATISM Best Latina Education Blog Award for my work with Latinas for Latino Lit. My articles have appeared on NBCNews.com, Latinamom.me, Educents, PBS Parents, and Fox News Latino. I have also been on Huffington Post Live, NPR's Tell Me More show, and PBS NewsHour to discuss Latino children literature and education.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelors in English - Writing Emphasis with a Minor in Social Work.

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Please visit my website, MommyMaestra.com, for more free downloads and fabulous resources to help your children or students learn in English or Spanish!

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