I always like to do an activity for Cinco de Mayo that recognizes the holiday that so many of my students celebrate! Last year, I took the time to write a Readers' Theater script for Cinco de Mayo. I chose to perform the Readers' Theater in my 5th grade classrooms last year. (For those of you that might be new to my blog, I am an ESL teacher who spends most of my time traveling between 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms coteaching.) Since the script has 15 speaking parts, we split the class into two groups and assigned parts. All of the students seemed to enjoy the activity!
My newest Cinco de Mayo creation is a craftivity! It focuses on the very important skill of using context clues within a sentence to determine the meaning of an unknown word. After students complete a worksheet, they use the words from the worksheet to assemble the craftivity!
|Students are given a Spanish word, and are asked to name an English word that resembles that word. Then, they put the English word in the sentence & determine whether the original Spanish word was a cognate or a false cognate.|
Feel free to visit my TpT store to check out either of these Cinco de Mayo activities!