Here is another fun activity to use on Mexican Independence Day or as an introduction to a unit on Mexico. I compiled a bunch of tweets from the trend #LoMejorDeMéxicoEs and wrote some reading comprehension questions and a writing activity to go along with it. Just make sure that you begin by teaching your students what “Lo mejor de México es” means 🙂 This would work well for second year students; first year students don’t have the vocab at this time of the year to interpret the tweets. Print the pages front to back so that each student only receives a half sheet.


For more Mexican Independence Day activities, see this post. My students are finishing up their own versions of the Grito, and they are awesome!! I’ve had kids write them for everything imaginable–family, friends, sports teams, fast food restaurants, videogames…you name it, they celebrated it!

8 replies on “#LoMejorDeMéxicoEs

  1. How do you copy those tweets so beautifully? On one of my attempts, I copied just the text which wasn’t half as hip as yours. 🙂

    1. Well, I use a Mac, so I do it by capturing a portion of the screen. If you hold down Command+Shift+4 on a Mac, it will give you crosshairs so that you can capture a portion of your screen that is saved as an image on your desktop. I’m sure that PCs have a similar function, but I don’t know what it is.

  2. I know this post is a few years old, just had question. How do you address questions or comments about “pendeja”. Or do your students not notice?

    1. Funny, I had never even noticed that and have never had a student notice, either! I was reading and re-reading the tweets to find it just now! You could always white it out before giving it to students! I may do that in the future now that I see that it’s there 😉

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