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Lesson 3 - ser (to be)


Language Focus: Subject Pronouns & Possessive Adjectives

Classroom activities: Concentration game - Print out the Subject Pronoun sheet (one for each set of cards that you want to make). Cut out and glue each square on an index card. Mix up the cards and give a set of cards to each group of students (group of 4?). Have the students lay the cards out into a grid face down on a table or desk. The students take turns flipping two cards (any cards) over to see if they can get a match (for example, "I" and "yo"). If they get a match, they keep the cards, and they go again. If they don't get a match, it's the next student's turn. At the end of the game, students count up how many cards they have. The students with the most cards wins.


Language Focus: ser (to be)

Classroom activities: "ser" cards - There are multiple activities that you can do with the "ser" card set. Again, print them out and glue them onto index cards. Then do one or more of the following activities.

  • What's the verb? - Give each student a card with each of the six forms of "ser" (soy, eres, es, somos, sois, son). Call out a subject (ex. yo, nosotros, Maria, los Estados Unidos, etc.). The subject can be a subject pronoun or a proper noun that they are familiar with. The students need to quickly hold up the correct form of "ser."
  • Speed matching - The students work in pairs. One student mixes up the cards and hands them to the other student. The other student matches them up as quickly as possible.
  • Concentration - If the students enjoyed the concentration card game that they did with the subject pronoun lesson, they could do it with the "ser" cards too. It won't be as challenging, however, since the subjects can be paired up with more than one of the verb cards.


Language Focus: Adjectives to describe personality

Classroom activities: Have the students write sentences to describe themselves, people they know or famous people.


Language Focus: Nationalities

Classroom activities: Have the students write sentences to describe the nationalities of people they know or famous people.


Have the students review any portions of the lesson that they made mistakes in on the quiz.




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