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Use these grammar and reading comprehension worksheets for students in Spanish 1 to review grammar concepts as they read Berto y sus buenas ideas.
****This product is in WORD format so you can edit and customize the questions/activities for your curriculum and textbook.
Students will review grammar and vocabulary topics such as regular present tense verbs, jugar, tener, ser, ir, ir + a + infinitive, gender of adjectives, tener que, gustar, pensar que, mucho/a(s), a la and al, me duele(n), hay, my/your, telling time, reviewing food vocab, definite and indefinite articles, poder, and class vocab.
I created these activities to use with my students who use the Realidades textbook. I have my 7th graders doing the Realidades 1A textbook, which goes through chapter 4B, then they return as 8th graders and do Realidades 1B, chapters 5A-9B. The Berto book is a GREAT refresher after summer to review all the content from chapters Para Empezar through 4B, so I created these chapter activities with that in mind. Each of the concepts I reviewed have explanations for students in case they forgot. For my 8th graders, the Berto book was not too easy for them and it did introduce new things like family members, physical descriptions of people, clothing, etc. All in all it was a great book for students starting the second half of Spanish 1! For high school it should be used at the start of 2nd semester after students have learned: present tense verbs, foods, places, ir (to go), tener, ser, estar, jugar (ue), personality traits, and classes.
The Berto book can easily be read in the course of just 1-2 weeks – read a chapter a day and it should only take up 20 min each time. You can even assign an entire chapter at home or over the weekend, or read two chapters on the last day.
For the packet, I recommend reading the chapter in class and giving 5-10 minutes to start on the activities, then have them finish that chapter’s work at home. You don’t want them to just copy from table partners or tell each other the answers all the time. It might be worth your while to simply record yes/no (or stamp) when they have completed each chapter’s work on time, then have them turn in the entire packet at the end for a true reading comprehension score. For that, grade the comprehension questions only rather than the grammar practices. You should go over the grammar practices’ answers in class with everybody to review and make sure they have them correct each day.
Finally, I highly recommend you download my PowerPoint that has an embedded reading for each chapter, vocabulary picture slides, and Spanish questions. Start each chapter with the embedded reading, then use the vocabulary pictures while you are reading aloud, then you can just point to them on the screen rather than always saying them in English, and finally have students do the Spanish questions (written or spoken, individually or as a class). Find my download here:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Profesora-Martin search my store for “Berto”