Accents in Spanish - flow chart

Grade Levels
10th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
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Hi everyone. I'm going to leave this product here, since many people have found it very helpful, and it worked in my classroom for awhile. That being said, I am currently starting to teach accents with a different methodology that is turning out to be more effective and a bit more intuitive (as of Sept 2018). You can find out more info about it at LoneStarSpanishProject or by contacting Steve Getz on Twitter. Go ahead and get this if you'd like- but check out Steve's stuff also!

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DESCRIPTION: Here is a one-page flow chart for determining whether or not a word carries a written accent or not in Spanish. The first page is the hand-out meant to be given to students, and the following pages show the thinking process that students would follow in taking a word and determining whether or not to write an accent.

BEST AUDIENCE: High-intermediate or advanced students. Native speakers.

PREREQUISITES: Assumes coverage of basic division of syllables and defining “aguda”, “llana”, and “esdrújula”.

DISCLAIMERS: The list of diacritic words is not exhaustive, but does include frequent ones. Also, I intend to brainstorm a way to account for splitting dipthongs into this chart ("dia", "entendia"). Let me know if you think of any sample words in Spanish that would not be covered by this flow chart!

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Tags: la acentuacion, la acentuación, los acentos en español, la ortografía, la ortografia, el deletreo, spelling in Spanish

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