Have students read Manny's story about his family (from Modern Family). Using context clues students will work in groups to discover what the family vocabulary in English - means in Spanish. Great constructivist activity that is student centered - allowing them to find the meaning.
-Introduces 16 vocabulary words for family. (intro to new vocab)
-Extends to have students describe members of the family using SER/ADJ (practice using vocab in short sentences)
-Free writing activity where students write about their family/a famous family. (applying new vocab and prior knowledge of adj/ser to write a paragraph describing multiple members of the family)