¿Jugamos al Pegaso? (el presente) (chistes)

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Los líderes no crean seguidores…: Actividad de conversación y/o escritura rápida) (descripciones) (ser) (el presente)

 

los lideres crean “Los líderes no crean seguidores, crean más líderes.” – Tom Peters

¿Cómo interpretas esta frase?

¿Cómo es un buen líder? ¿Qué hace?

 

¿Conoces a un buen líder? ¿Cómo es esta persona?

 

Escribe 5-7 frases para describir a un buen líder.

 

 

Chick-fil-ar: Spanish verb inventing for beginners (metalinguistic awareness activity)

Yo chick-fil-o,

tú chick-fil-as,

él/ella/usted chick-fil-a

I just came across this hilarious meme and decided to make my own version with an added vaca hispanoparlante. At first it just made me laugh, but then realized it could be a starter for a verb-inventing game for beginners.

The objective, in addition to mastering present verb conjugations, is to develop metalinguistic awareness about how verbs conjugations work and the processes by which new verbs are created/adopted into a language.

Even though “chick-fil-ar” is a silly example, we know that new verbs are created in this same way! Googlear, tuitear, etc.  (To follow this pattern, it should be chicfilear, right?)

Let me know in the comments if your students come up with any good, new verbs!

chick fil a estudiafeliz

Video: Spanish stem-changing verbs: Practice with memes!

Stem changing verbs memes THUMBNAILLast week, a student emailed me that she was watching our “Direct Object Pronouns: Practice with Memes” video with her 11-year-old son, and he wanted to know what my very favorite meme in Spanish was! Our email exchange got me excited to make another video with more memes!

Here’s the latest video in the “Practice with Memes” series! It is meant to be a fun way to help students practice with stem-changing verbs, expand vocabulary, and especially to invite them to explore the Spanish-speaking world through the internet!

Many students are surprised to see that there are memes and YouTube videos in Spanish just like the ones they like in English. I hope that the memes video series can be just one way to encourage these sorts of connections between students’ interests and Spanish language learning!

And here’s a link to see all the memes and posts on this site categorized to stem-changing verbs! Stem-changing verbs posts

Enjoy the video! Any feedback is welcome!

Actividad: Determinar la personalidad de un individuo de acuerdo a su firma (ser) (vocabulario: las descripciones) (adjetivos)

¿Crees que se puede determinar la personalidad de una persona de acuerdo a su firma?

Do you think you can determine a person´s personality according to their signature?

¡Vamos a ver!

Let´s see!

Paso 1. Pídele su firma a un amigo.

Ask a friend for his/her signature.

Paso 2. Analiza la firma con la información de abajo y escribe 2-3 frases sobre la firma y la personalidad de tu amigo.

Analyze the signature with the information below and write 2-3 sentences about your friend´s signature & personality.

Modelos:

La firma de mi amigo Miguel es hacia arriba. Miguel es optimista y enérgico.

La firma de mi amig Lourdes es hacia arriba. Lourdes es enérgica y creativa.

 

Paso 3. ¿Tu amigo está de acuerdo? ¿Por qué? Pregúntale y escribe su respuesta.

Does your friend agree? ¿Why? Ask and write about the response.

Modelos:

Miguel no está de acuerdo. Él dice que no es muy enérgico. Es perezoso. Le gusta descansar.

Lourdes está de acuerdo. Ella dice que es enérgica y creativa. Le gusta jugar deportes y dibujar.

personalidad. firma

Source of image: http://www.genial.guru

Fun descriptions with SER writing activity: ¡Mentirosos!

Mentirosos activity handoutMy Spanish 1 students are working on descriptions with SER right now, and I’m always trying to find ways to switch up the usual “¿Cómo eres?” activities for practicing personal descriptions.

In this activity, Peter Griffin and Voldemort are “mentirosos” who have written very inaccurate dating profiles.

Students first re-write each profile to make it more accurate, and then write a new profile for a character of their choice. Correcting the profiles first serves as a model for writing the last profile on their own.

Finally, students swap to share their (often comical) character profiles and peer edit.

Peter Griffin and Voldemort are very recognizable for my college-age students, but the characters could be changed to best suit your students’ interests.

Here is a link to the printable PDF of the handout:

Descriptions. Mentirosos Handout Peter Griffin Voldemort

If you use this activity with your students, I’d love to hear how it went in the comments!

¿Dónde están las suricatas? ¿Qué están haciendo?: Quick writing or conversation activity (estar) (presente progresivo) (preposiciones) (animales) (geografía)

¿Dónde están las suricatas?

¿Qué están haciendo?

suricatas

Ejemplos:

Una suricata está sobre la cabeza del fotógrafo.

Una suricata está encima de la cámara.

Una suricata está detrás de la cámara.

Las suricatas están jugando con el fotógrafo.

Las suricatas están examinando la cámara.