¿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!

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Mad Libs in Spanish: La fiesta de cumpleaños (Beginner) (Free PDF)

mad libs thumbnailRemember Mad Libs? I used to love doing them as a kid! Now I love using them in the Spanish classroom!

Here is a simple Mad Lib activity that I wrote for my beginner level class.

Click here for 2 page Mad Lib PDF activity sheet.

I hope to share more soon, and there are many other Spanish teachers who have shared their Mad Libs online as well!

If you use this in your classroom, I´d love to hear how it went in the comments!

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!