If you are looking for a Spanish reader for your students that also includes culture of a Spanish-speaking country, you may want to consider Kristy Placido's (@placido) book, "Robo en la noche" which takes place in Costa Rica.
My Spanish 2 students are reading "Robo en la noche", which is the third book for the semester. We read chapters 1 and 2 last week, and chapter 3 yesterday. Since there are now 5 main characters that have been introduced in the first three chapters, I wanted to provide a quick activity with the goal to review the characters and their role in the story. To do this, I listed the five characters and then took sentences directly from the book that gives information about the characters. Students need to read the sentences and match the character to the description.
As the students were completing the paper in class, I heard some of the students clarifying which woman was the mother and which was the daughter, and discussing the role that Cecilio played in the story. Because I know this information plays an important part in the rest of the story, I wanted to make sure that the students had this information in order so they could relate it to what happens in the upcoming chapters.
The paper is available HERE.
Since the lines are taken directly from the book, I asked and received Kristy's permission to make the paper available here.