DACA Facts

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I just made this as a quick reference to answer questions about DACA and what’s in the news today. You can find these facts from the US government’s US Citizenship & Immigration Services website here: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca#guidelines

 

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Practice informal (Tú) commands with memes! (video)

Tú commands negafirm THUMBNAILIn this video, we change the affirmative tú commands in memes to negative ones and vice versa to review and practice step by step with funny examples.

It is the second video of the “Practice Spanish with Memes” video series!

Use this link to see all of the posts categorized to “informal (tú) commands” here on this website: https://estudiafeliz.com/tag/mandatos-informales/

Enjoy the video and thank you for watching!

¿La pereza agudiza el ingenio?: Actividad para practicar el pretérito versus el imperfecto

La pereza 1Under the heading “La pereza agudiza el ingenio” I came across a funny list of interview responses to the following question: 

“20 estudiantes fueron preguntados cuál es la cosa más perezosa que jamás han hecho. Algunas de sus respuestas fueron geniales…”

The answers not only seemed like something my students would get a kick out of, but also many are excellent examples of authentic sentences for practicing preterit vs. imperfect. I adapted 10 of the classroom appropriate responses to a simple grammar activity. I have students work on the activity sheet in pairs. It includes conjugation practice (conjugate verbs to preterit or imperfect to fill in the blanks in the sentences) as well as a conversation and writing prompt. Here you will also find a Powerpoint presentation for going over the activity as a group (or you could do it all together from the start). Download the activity sheet, answer key, and Powerpoint with the links below! Also, I´d love to hear any of your students´ interesting responses to the conversation prompt in a comment!

La Pereza: Hoja de actividades (PDF)

La Pereza: Clave de respuestas (PDF)

La Pereza: Presentación Powerpoint