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This Power Point explains what conjugation and infinitives are, how the conjugation chart is set up with the pronouns, and how an -ar verb is conjugated. It also gives some examples of charts with different verbs and some sentence examples. It finishes up with two slides of simple sentences for students to practice. I used words that Spanish 1 students should know from Realidades 1 chapter 1A: hablar, dibujar, cantar, bailar, nadar, usar, patinar, trabajar, montar.
Slide 1 is the title slide.
Slide 2 shows a conjugation chart in English so students understand what it is.
Slide 3 shows a conjugation chart with English and Spanish pronouns.
Slide 4 explains/shows that an infinitive has a stem and then -ar ending.
Slide 5 explains why we can't say something like "ella bailar."
Slide 6 explains the steps to conjugate.
Slide 7 shows a conjugation chart with the -ar verb endings.
Slides 8 and 9 show examples using "hablar."
Slides 10 and 11 show full charts using hablar, cantar, and escuchar.
Slide 12 shows "escuchar" and "tocar" in the context of sentences.
Slides 13-16 have examples for students to practice. For example: "He sings. (cantar)" with a space after it for students to write on the board or just do it in their notes. Then on the next slide, all of the sentences are there with their translations so kids can check their answers.
If your students already know the pronouns well, you could probably delete or skip over the slides that explain that part. I did put vosotros in the charts just in case anyone wants it, but I didn't put in any practice examples that use it.
I would not necessarily have students copy all of this down. It's pretty thorough and step-by-step, and there may be steps that you can go over verbally without them writing down all the words on every slide.