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Language Resources by Nina

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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.
Day of the Dead Food: Pan de muerto, Calaveras, Mole, Sopa Azteca (English)
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Day of the Dead Food: Pan de muerto, Calaveras, Mole, Sopa Azteca (English)

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This 3-page file includes: ~A cultural reading on the food associated with Day of the dead or Día de los Muertos celebrated annually in Mexico at the beginning of November. It includes one paragraph each on: Pan de muerto, Calaveras, Mole y Sopa Azteca. The reading also includes a glossary of new vocabulary. ~Worksheet with nine comprehension questions based on the reading. ~Answer key. This reading makes for a great cultural addition to beginner Spanish classes for the Day of the Dead!
El día de las velitas and Navidad - Hispanic Cultural Reading in English
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El día de las velitas and Navidad - Hispanic Cultural Reading in English

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This English language cultural reading discusses Colombia’s unique celebration of El día de las velitas or the day of the tea lights. It also includes a description of how this country celebrates Christmas and New Year’s. The reading includes a glossary of Spanish words particular to this time of year and a reading comprehension section. Includes: las velitas los villancicos la Nochebuena la Misa de Gallo Mi burrito sabanero la Navidad el Niño Dios la abuelita la guasca de plátano Editable word file.
Thanksgiving English Cultural Reading - (Pilgrims, Mayflower)
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Thanksgiving English Cultural Reading - (Pilgrims, Mayflower)

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This English language cultural reading describes the history and meaning behind the holiday of Thanksgiving as celebrated in Canada and the US. It talks about the history of the first Thanksgiving in the United States in the 1620s and also its cultural significance today. Reading is followed by 8 true/false reading comprehension questions.
Semana Santa / Holy Week in Spanish Cultural Reading (ENGLISH VERSION)
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Semana Santa / Holy Week in Spanish Cultural Reading (ENGLISH VERSION)

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This reading describes the history and cultural significance of Semana Santa / Holy Week in Spain. It describes the passion play in detail and includes particular Spanish vocabulary which is featured up top in a glossary. The reading is followed by seven short answer reading comprehension questions. This reading makes for a great cultural component to your class, particularly for those students who are beginners to the Spanish language. Includes an answer key. Editable word file. NOTE: This reading is in English, I offer a similar reading in Spanish in my store as well.
Quinceañera Cultural Reading (in English)
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Quinceañera Cultural Reading (in English)

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This 3-page file includes: ~A cultural reading that explains the history and conventions around the important 15th birthday celebrations of the Quinceañera. The reading includes a short glossary of specialized vocabulary up top. ~A worksheet with 10 reading comprehension questions. ~Answer key. Vocabulary includes: la quinceañera la misa tiara los padrinos el chambelán Great for Hispanic heritage month or simply an adjunct to beginner level Spanish courses.