This year seems like a it has a million days in it, but somehow Hispanic Heritage Month has still managed to sneak up on me! So I'm turning to printable downloads or online activities to use with my son.
This year, I've only had time to create one new resource, but it is great for distance learners. My Hispanic Heritage Month Reading Passages & Comprehension Boom Cards are easy to use while still rich in content. You can purchase them on TpT or directly from my shop in Boom Learning.
This is the latest one I've made and is only in English (Spanish is forthcoming when I get some time). But I have several others in both languages available.
Are you new to Boom Cards? If so, here are a few quick tips:
- Boom Cards are fast and easy. Similar to an interactive digital flash card, Boom Cards may be played on any touchscreen device, or PC w/a mouse.
- Completely digital, there is no printing, cutting, or laminating required.
- The cards are self-grading, so if the student gets one wrong, they know right away and can try again.
- Teachers may assign card sets to their students and track their progress.
With my boom cards, students read through a few pages of information, and then answer 8 - 10 self-grading comprehension questions by clicking on the correct answer.
If you're interested in downloads that you can print off and use at home, consider these resources. They are available in both English and Spanish.
Designed for older children, this 79-page unit allows students to choose from a list of 100 Hispanics in world history to research and share. The list is available in two formats:
- The historical figures are arranged by century starting with the 1400s to the present
- The historical figures are arranged by field of influence, including musicians, artists, activists, scientists, athletes, writers, journalists, actors, leaders & politicians, and other notable figures.
Pages for note-taking, research, and one-page presentations are included, as are additional pages for comparing/contrasting historical figures, word association, and listing new vocabulary.
In addition, date cards and information labels are included for creating a timeline display on a wall.
This bundle shows 4, but I have activity packs available for six countries: Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain, Peru, and Venezuela. More countries are on the way, so just check back. Each one introduces children to the country with a printable map for them to color in and fact page with facts numbered to match the images on the map.
These fact files may be used as individual bookmarks or a fandex. It features 36 historical figures. Directions for fandex assembly and use, as well as individual worksheets, cut-outs and answer key included.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by playing "Who Am I?" with this set of character crowns featuring 30 influential Hispanics in History.
Each crown comes with a fact sheet and extension strips for making the crown. Directions for assembly and instructions on different ways to play the game, as well as different ways to use the crowns are included. Available in English AND Spanish.
One-page reading passages about the following 10 famous Latinas:
- Ellen Ochoa
- Isabel Allende
- Dara Torres
- Frida Kahlo
- Linda Ronstadt
- Dolores Huerta
- Sonia Sotomayor
- Carolina Herrera
- Rita Moreno
- Sor Juana de la Cruz
I've also included reading comprehension worksheets that focus on facts and vocabulary from the passages, a matching activity, dictionary reference, and complete the sentence. Answer key included. ENGLISH AND SPANISH.
A set of one-page reading passages about the following seven famous Afro-Latinos:
- Celia Cruz
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
- Soledad O'Brien
- Roberto Clemente
- Martina Arroyo
- Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez
Reading comprehension questions for each reading passage are included. I've also added reading comprehension worksheets that focus on vocabulary from the passages, a matching activity, true or false, describing words, and a Venn diagram for comparing characters. Answer key included. The reading passages are available in full color or black and white.