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Cinco de Mayo {Direct Instruction Lesson}

Cinco de Mayo is near!


What better way to celebrate and honor diversity by having your kiddos create a fun and cute Cinco de Mayo Writing Craftivity

Here's a FREE direct instruction lesson to help you implement this craftivity in your classroom!
It's aligned with the following CCSS:



Slide One: Hook

Excite your students about Cinco de Mayo! Talk about the upcoming celebration for a few minutes!

Slide 2: Objective

State the objective to your students and write it on the board.

Slide 3: Review

Review these questions with your students and remind them about informational text and key details.

Slide 4: Big Idea

State the big idea. It will help your students understand why we need to know this information.

Slides 5 through 12: Modeling








Use the following slides to show your students how to fill out the graphic organizer. Here’s a copy of the organizer for you! There’s an alternate copy (vertical) in my Cinco de Mayo download on TpT.

Slides 13 through 18: Check for Understanding






Show your students each slides and have them answer their questions on their whiteboards.

Slides 19 through 21: Closure



Ask the three questions on the slides and have your students answer these questions on their whiteboards.

Slide 22: Independent Practice

Explain the Independent Practice for students. They can use their sheets to help them complete the writing portion. Grab the fun sombrero and maracas mobile from my shop!

Slide 23: Credits!

I hope you're able to use this lesson with your kiddos! You can always adapt this lesson to fit your classroom. If you grab this download from my TpT shop, take pictures and post to your Instagram accounts with #CincodeMayoDirectInstruction

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