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

The Verb “Ser”

The Verb “Ser”

Overview

The final piece to the puzzle! The verb ser! You can now read, speak, write, and listen to complete sentences using subject pronouns, adjectives, and the verb ser.  Be very careful with noun and adjective agreement! Watch and listen closely so you can make sure your sentences all agree!

ACTFL Standards

  • Communication: Interpersonal Communication, Presentational Communication

  • Cultures: Relating Cultural Products to Perspectives

  • Communities: School and Global Communities

Learning Target

I can listen to and understand some questions or statements about family using the verb ser.

Habits of Mind

Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision

Critical Thinking Skill

Construct Meaning

 

 

Engage

Introductory warm-up activity.

How often do you think you use the word "is"?  It's a very popular verb that we use a lot to describe and share what things are like.  "Is" comes from the verb "to be", also an important verb in Spanish.  Let's take a look at the verb "ser" and see how you can use it with your new vocabulary!  Will you become the princess of ser?

Academic/Concept Vocabulary

  • Conjugate

  • View the verb ser and the different forms of ser here.

Explore

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

Read

Watch

Do

Read about ser here.

¡Hola a todos! In this video lesson we learn how to conjugate SER (to be) in the present tense as well as use it with descriptions and characteristics.

Use this interactive to practice and learn the vocabulary terms you will need to understand for this Seminar.
Choose your study mode!

Explore More

Remember your ser conjugations with the ser song.

Explain

Discuss your ideas / opinions / understandings.

Directions:

Based on what you learned in the Explore and Engage sections of this Seminar, answer the following prompt:

  • What part of the explore tools did you find most useful in helping you learn the verb ser?  Is there something from this lesson you still have questions about? If so, write your question.

 

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

Complete this task or project where you can show what you know.

Directions:

Research a famous Spanish-speaking actor, actress, athlete, or musician. Find a picture of them and write a short biography about them in Spanish. You must answer the following questions in your paragraph:

What is their name? "Se llama..."

Where are they from? "Es de..."

How old are they? " Tiene (number) años."

What do they like to do? "Le gusta..."

What are they like? "Él/Ella es..."

Copy and paste your paragraph, or type it in the text submission. Upload a picture of your person as well.

Express

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

Directions:

1. Write a reflection essay answering the following questions:

The verb "ser" is used a lot in Spanish.  

  • Do you think it will be easy or difficult to remember the conjugations of ser?  

  • Do you feel like you know them already?  Why or why not?  Give an example.

 

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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.