Find what you need to teach the Spanish adjectives with these ideas and activities. Spanish Characteristics are specific versions of adjectives, which is a fun and unique topic to teach beginning Spanish students. I like to start by taking a few days to teach the basic vocabulary for what I plan on using throughout the unit. Once I feel the students have a stable hold on the vocabulary, I add the grammar with this Power Point. Sometimes I will teach the singular part of the Power Point one day, then add the plural part later.
The following can be used as supplemental material as you teach and practice the characteristics.
A colorful and engaging Spanish Adjectives PowerPoint teaching the concept of basic characteristics in Spanish. It starts helping students understand the difference between masculine and feminine uses of adjectives, then singular and plural. Practices are thrown in throughout to help assess. There is also a paper/pencil practice at the end that can be used. This uses the inductive method of teaching which is where students must find the pattern and determine the rule of the concept, rather than the teacher telling them what it is. This helps students better retain the information and use it in context. The PowerPoint contains images that students can relate to. Contains 67 slides!
This PowerPoint uses the Inductive Method of teaching. This is where students are given several different examples of the Spanish Formal vs Informal using phrases and images. Students then determine what the differences are and create their own rules. This engages the student more in the presentation and helps them remember the material better since they are taking part in the learning themselves.
Watch a brief video of how this PowerPoint can be taught here. Note: going through the entire presentation with an actual class usually takes about 40 minutes depending on type of students, teacher, etc. It is recommended that you teach the masculine/feminine part on one day then when the students are ready to move on teach the singular/plural part another day.
This survey goes through all forms (minus VOSOTROS) of the verb SER helping the students conjugate the verb and agree the characteristic correctly in a sentence. They use the vocab and grammar in context as they go around asking their classmates then writing out the results to you. This survey can be altered by eliminating the ELLOS/ELLAS and NOSOTROS(AS) part for beginning students.
Play the Realidades song ¿Cómo Soy Yo? while students follow along and fill out the FREE worksheet. You may need to play it back and pause it a few times for them to fill in the blanks. At the end, sing the song and watch the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwWzMvPyVXA)
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