Author:
Tracy Rains
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School, High School
Tags:
Descripciones, Introduction to Spanish, subjectpronouns
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs, Interactive, Text/HTML, Video

Subject Pronouns

Subject Pronouns

Overview

I, you, he, she, we, and they are what we call in English personal pronouns.  In this seminar you will learn what these words are in English and how they are a basis for writing Spanish sentences and using verbs. You will be able to listen carefully and figure who is being talked about in stories and conversations.

ACTFL Standards

  • Communication: Interpretive Communication, Presentational Communication

  • Cultures: Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives

  • Comparisons: Language Comparisons

Learning Target

I can recognize some questions or statements about friends and classmates or workmates using subject pronouns.

Habits of Mind

Applying past knowledge to new situations

Critical Thinking Skill

Construct Meaning

 

 

Engage

Introductory warm-up activity.

Often times people are called by their names, but do you know what a subject pronoun is?  A subject pronoun is a personal pronoun (small word) to replace the name of a person in a sentence.  For example, instead of saying Henry, you can use the pronoun "he."  Subject pronouns are an important role in the Spanish language.  Maybe you will get a refresher on your English subject pronouns too! Do you hear the common one in this song?

Academic/Concept Vocabulary

  • View the vocabulary here.

Explore

Read and watch the resources to learn about this concept, then do the practice activity.

Read

Watch

Do

Click here to read.

Personal pronouns in Spanish + a song!

Use this interactive to practice and learn the vocabulary terms.
Choose your study mode!

Explore More

Explain

Discuss your ideas / opinions / understandings.

Based on what you learned in the Explore and Engage sections of this Seminar, answer the following prompt:
What are some ways you could share this information from this seminar (questions, answers, and subject pronouns) learning with your parents or family? Be creative!

Evaluate

Now it is time to self-check how much you have learned about the this topic.  If you do not know as much as you thought, go back to the “Explore” section of this seminar and reread, rewatch, or redo the activities listed.  See your facilitator if you have questions.

Elaborate

This is a task or project where you can show what you know.

Directions:

Watch and listen to the following powerpoint. Number your paper 1-5 and answer the five questions by writing down the answer. Then, type your answers and record yourself reading them. Submit the written answers (you can take a picture of your paper OR type them) and upload your recording. Both parts must be turned in for full credit. Here are the slides to view and listen to the recording with the slides here.

Express

Complete this wrap-up activity where you reflect on your learning.

Choose the reflection activity you want to complete below.

1. Write a reflection essay answering the following questions:

  • Do you feel like learning the subject pronouns in Spanish has helped you be a better English speaker?  

  • Do you find that the Spanish organization of subject pronouns is easier or harder than in English?  

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2. Post an Artifact.

  • Include an artifact(s) that contains specific experiences, readings, assignments, or discussions in this course that supports your point.

  • What did you learn by creating this artifact? Be specific.

  • How did this artifact and other course elements help you reach it? Be specific.