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Full time teacher since 2003. I specialize in fun readings and worksheets.

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Full time teacher since 2003. I specialize in fun readings and worksheets.
Hernan Cortes and Montezuma: Conquest of the Aztecs Reading (English Version)
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Hernan Cortes and Montezuma: Conquest of the Aztecs Reading (English Version)

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This reading on the conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521 by the conquistador Hernan Cortes. The reading also includes a short biography of both Cortes and the Aztec leader Montezuma. Includes 10 short answer reading comprehension questions. Answer key included. NOTE: This reading is in English, I also offer a similar reading in Spanish in my store.
Machu Picchu Cultural Reading (in English)
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Machu Picchu Cultural Reading (in English)

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This English language reading details the significance and history of Machu Picchu, the ancient city in Peru that is a world heritage site. Reading includes a short glossary of Quechua and Spanish vocabulary with English translations and a reading comprehension section. A great compliment to a lesson on ancient civilizations, Hispanic culture and heritage and geography.
Cinco de Mayo - Hispanic Cultural Reading in English
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Cinco de Mayo - Hispanic Cultural Reading in English

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This is English language reading discusses the history and importance of Mexico's Cinco de Mayo celebrations. The reading includes a reading comprehension question. This is a great complement to beginner Spanish classes or Hispanic Heritage month.
Ernesto Che Guevara Biography (English Version)
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Ernesto Che Guevara Biography (English Version)

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A biography of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara with information on his childhood and early life, his travels, his medical studies and marriage, his political ideology and death. The reading is followed by 8 short answer reading comprehension questions. Answer key included. NOTE: This reading is in English, I also offer a similar reading in Spanish in my store.
Frida Kahlo Biography on a Famous Hispanic Artist (English Version)
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Frida Kahlo Biography on a Famous Hispanic Artist (English Version)

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A biography of the famous and fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. It includes a short paragraph each on: her early life, accident at the age of 18, her artistic style, her relationship with Diego Rivera and finally her death and legacy. The reading includes a full glossary of new vocabulary. Includes 10 reading comprehension questions and an Answer Key.
Mexican Independence Day Cultural Reading: Grito de Dolores (English Version)
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Mexican Independence Day Cultural Reading: Grito de Dolores (English Version)

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This cultural reading is about the history behind the Mexican Independence movement, how it is celebrated today and also the ritual of Grito de Dolores, a reenactment of the battle cry from 1810 by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. Reading includes 5 reading comprehension questions and an answer key. Ideal for Hispanic heritage! NOTE: This reading is in English, I also offer a similar reading in Spanish in my store.
La Plaza de Mayo y La Casa Rosada Lectura y Cultura: Spanish Cultural Reading
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La Plaza de Mayo y La Casa Rosada Lectura y Cultura: Spanish Cultural Reading

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This 3-page file includes: ~A Spanish language culture reading on the Plaza de Mayo, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The reading discusses the history of the construction of the Plaza, as well as the adjacent Government house or Casa Rosada. There is also a paragraph on the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, the mothers of the people who disappeared during the dictatorship. The reading also includes some historical details including: Argentine independence, Juan and Eva Perón. ~A worksheet with 10 comprehension questions based on the reading. ~Answer key. Level: mostly past tenses + some passive voice
Gauchos and Yerba Mate Cultural Reading (In English)
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Gauchos and Yerba Mate Cultural Reading (In English)

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This English language reading is about the south American traditions of gauchos and the taking of yerba mate. Spanish vocabulary is introduced at the top with English translations. The reading is followed by a true false reading comprehension section.
Quipu: Ancient Incan Communication Method Cultural Reading (English Version)
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Quipu: Ancient Incan Communication Method Cultural Reading (English Version)

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This 3-page file includes: ~A cultural reading on the ancient Incan method of communication of quipus. The reading includes a detailed explanation of the role of the messengers and the cultural significance within indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica of this form of communication. ~A worksheet with 9 reading comprehension questions. ~Answer key This reading may be used as a cultural adjunct to a beginner Spanish class, as a Sub plan or as a standalone reading on Mesoamerican cultures. NOTE: This reading is in English, I offer a similar version in Spanish and my store.
La Catrina: Cultural Reading on Famous Mexican Skeleton (English Version)
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La Catrina: Cultural Reading on Famous Mexican Skeleton (English Version)

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This 3-page file includes: ~A 1.5 page cultural reading is on the history of La Catrina, the famous Mexican image of a female skeleton often associated with Day of the Dead celebrated on November 1 and 2 every year. This reading discusses the history behind this image including its Aztec origins, as well as its popular incarnations by the artists José Guadalupe Posada (1910) and Diego Rivera (1947). ~6 reading comprehension questions based on the reading. ~Answer key. Ideal for Hispanic heritage or beginner Spanish students for a cultural component to class! NOTE: This reading is in English, I also offer a similar reading in Spanish in my store.
Hispanic Leaders Character Cards: Hispanic Heritage Month (ENGLISH Version)
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Hispanic Leaders Character Cards: Hispanic Heritage Month (ENGLISH Version)

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This 8-page file includes: ~20 cards on hispanic leaders with information on their family, birthdate, characteristics and why they are famous. ~4 blanks cards for students to create their own hispanic leader cards. ~A 20 question game for students to use independently or in pairs to learn more about the people featured on the cards. Can be used in class or for homework. NOTE: This Resource is in ENGLISH, I also offer the same cards in Spanish in my store as well. Simply print out on card stock and enjoy them for years! This resource includes the following influential Hispanic Leaders: Frida Kahlo Diego Rivera Pablo Picasso Salvador Dalí Selena Quintanilla Sonia Sotomayor Eva Perón Gary Soto Dolores Huerta César Chávez Rita Moreno Pablo Neruda Sandra Cisneros Shakira Leo Messi Roberto Clemente Simón Bolívar Rigoberta Menchú Sofía Vergara Celia Cruz Also makes for a great Sub Activity for beginning Spanish Students! Answer key included.
Famous German Speaking People: 11 Mini Biographies (English Version)
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Famous German Speaking People: 11 Mini Biographies (English Version)

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This 6-page file includes 11 Mini Biographies of famous Germanic People: Hildegard von Bingen Johannes Gutenberg Martin Luther Sigmund Freud Angela Merkel Albert Einstein Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Brothers Grimm Johannes Kepler Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Anne Frank At the end of the reading students must match up the person with who they are, and then write their own mini biography for homework on a famous German-speaking person. (some options are given) Ideal for students new to the German language and history students alike. Editable word file.
Hildegard von Bingen: Biography of Famous Medieval Nun (English Version)
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Hildegard von Bingen: Biography of Famous Medieval Nun (English Version)

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This short biography is on the famous medieval nun Hildegard von Bingen. It discusses her achievements in music, theology and traditional healing. Reading includes 5 short reading comprehension section. Includes answer key. Ideal for social studies, history students, Women’s History Month or for beginner German students to become familiar with important Germans in History.