My town; Where is it? - ¿Dónde Está.....? Preposition and contraction worksheet

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This product is a fill-in worksheet that can be used to introduce or review places to go (town, neighborhood, etc.) and prepositions of placement. Students will review masculine and feminine nouns and the use of the preceding contractions "al" and "del". Students will also have opportunity to practice when to avoid the use of the contractions when the noun is feminine or plural. The answer key is formatted for display on your Smart Board or Document Camera.

This worksheet model, eliminates the frustration that students feel when they are first learning correct sentence structure and the design accounts for diverse skill abilities within a classroom. When the blanks are filled in, the students have a set of ready made questions and responses for meaningful interaction. The structure is written at a beginning level using short questions and responses with expressions that are mostly reactive in nature but allow the student to feel as if they are in a real conversation using for the most part, Spanish 1 vocabulary. (Novice Level on the Foreign Language proficiency scale). The students also will be exposed to some more advanced expressions but, not so many as to make the dialogue too difficult for this level.

My students always enjoy my worksheets because there is always a portion where they control their choice of vocabulary. As per the preview, the page begins with a header row that allows space for the student to review the contraction rule and fill in three conversational questions which can be used after the worksheet has been completed.

The worksheet has been prepared to allow the teacher flexibility to use alone or in coordination with the textbook. Textbook dialogues often are connected only to the grammar of the chapter and do not have the flexibility with which to build and expand ideas. Textbook dialogues resemble rote memory exercises but, are not sufficient for adapting to student daily use so for this reason I developed my own thematic units and glossaries and let the students choose the vocabulary that had meaning beyond the textbook exercise.

Essential background knowledge:
- Masculine and feminine nouns
- Use of masculine and feminine definite articles

Minor background knowledge:
-Use of "estar" in prepositional phrases

“Scaffolding" is the current terminology, however I like to refer to this educational strategy as "spiraling". The teacher provides the framework and examples of the activity and grammar and the students then reuse and recycle their prior knowledge while continually expanding with more complex structures and newer vocabulary. Students learn to take a more active role in their own learning and can be successful regardless of their skill level.

If you would like a comprehensive town/business vocabulary glossary, please see my bilingual reference with over 100 thematic terms; all related to conversations that you will have about local towns, cities and neighborhoods.

Please see my other related resources below:

Around Town; City and Town Bilingual Vocabulary

Prepositional Calligrams Image Activity

Simple Town Questions and Responses

Hobby and Pastime Activity Vocabulary
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