SER and ESTAR:
VISUAL LESSON TO INCREASE UNDERSTANDING OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE TWO VERBS BY EXAMINING THEIR LATIN ORIGINS IN OTHER WORDS: A SUPER-SILLY POWER POINT LESSON THAT CREATES A VISUAL IMAGE
OF HOW ONE VERB SPEAKS OF CHANGEABLE CONDITIONS
AND THE OTHER VERB DOESN’T. WOW!
I did a maternity leave substitute teaching job for a French teacher. Having taught Spanish for 30 years and having studied 15 college hours of French in the latter part of the 20th Century, I was considered the “most qualified” sub. Notice the quotation marks.
One of the topics that we had to “st
Shown here is the student hand-out version of the question words. The question words are printed on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets. The top half has the visual with the written word and the bottom half has only the visual. They should be cut apart. The ones with the words should be on display in the classroom
LA HISTORIA DE LAS DROGAS EN MI VIDA
A not-so-subtle anti-drug message incorporated into an overview of the five basic indicative tenses, explained to the students without using “grammarese.” I have used this with BEGINNING students who are barely aware of El Presente, but somehow the brain accepts
Over the years I have written a few articles. Some were published in local teacher organization publications. They are just sitting here on my computer, so I decided to share them if anyone out there might be interested.
1. WHO, WHOM AND WHOSE—I tried to use humor to explain how to use these pron