Classroom posters are expensive! Why not print your own?
Even better - Give them a dry-erase laminate so you can write notes directly on your handy reference posters! More on the printing and laminating later, but for now let's talk about the posters themselves.
This document contains 7 Spanish verb endings posters, one for each of the seven basic verb forms.
What role does a verb conjugation poster have in a comprehensible-input-based classroom? Well, in a CI classroom verb conjugations are not intended to be taught explicitly, especially isolated out of a communicative context (ie grammar drills). Therefore, these posters are designed as a handy reference, something to refer to (point and pause) while story-asking or engaging in other comprehensible, communicative activities.
In short, in a CI classroom you don't "teach" verb endings, you refer to them while nurturing language acquisition. That's what these posters help you do.
As reference materials, these posters focus on two things:
The posters are optimized to be printed at 24 inches by 36 inches, but they could be printed in other sizes as well.
The unpackable .zip file contains posters in two formats:
Step 1. Go to documents.staples.com. Select "Blueprints," and then select "B&W Blueprints."
Printing blueprints from Staples is an economical way to purchase posters for your classroom. You will not get high-quality photo images or sturdy glossy paper, but you will get a poster that is cheap, large, and just as educational as the glossy ones. At the time of this listing, a 24"x36" B/W Blueprint from Staples cost $3.59 each.
Step 2. Select the 24"x36" size. Click "Add Files" to upload your .pdf document.
Step 3. Purchase the posters from Staples - you will be able to receive them shipped or by pickup.
Step 4. (Optional step for if you want your posters to have a dry-erase coating so you can safely take notes on them!). Purchase these super-amazing dry-erase poster-protector sheets from Amazon. I use them to cover any poster I intend to take notes on with a dry-erase marker (verb endings, class jobs, etc.) I love being able to circle certain parts of my posters to draw attention to them during instruction!
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