The Verb “Ser”

The Verb “Ser”

Engage

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

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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.
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Remember your ser conjugations with the ser song.

Explain

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.

 

Elaborate

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

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.