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Calle Ocho - Miami Carnival

I. Vocabulary words from this article :

available

block off

carnival

community

culture

enormous

popular

population

show up

visual

II. Pre-Reading Questions

Which U.S. state has a large Cuban American population?

What do you think "Calle Ocho" means?

III. Reading Time

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Calle Ocho-Miami Carnival
from America's Library (www.americaslibrary.gov)

When you have finished reading, return to this page and answer the questions below.

IV. Post-Reading Questions

1. What is not related to "Eighth Street?"

a. It is Miami's center of Cuban culture.

b. It is Calle Ocho in Spanish.

c. It is the single largest celebration of Latino culture in Europe.

d. It is the most popular street in "Little Prince."

2. Why were entire streets blocked off?

a. to make room for music, dance, and other fun.

b. to bring the Hispanic community together.

c. to let the people know about Cuban culture.

d. to clean off the street

3. Today what is the event known as?

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16