Por vs Para for interactive notebooks. Great activity for students that fidget too much in class and don't take notes. This is a hands on activity to encourage note taking by using an interactive notebook. Students cut and paste the acronym to the left side of the notebook. Then on the right side they cut and paste the sentences using "por" or "para". Using the acronym they analyze the sentence and then write underneath the reason "por" or "para" is being used.
After cutting, pasting and writing the reason why "por" or "para" is used, then student cut and paste an image that connects to the sentence. I have many visual learners and seeing a visual with the sentence helps anchor the reasoning.
I keep little plastic boxes purchased at the dollar store filled with glue sticks, small scissors and crayons. Students work with a partner so they share a box. I normally have 24 students, therefore, I have 12 boxes. You can purchase the supplies at the dollar store. At my district, we can submit the receipts and get reimbursed if it's $25 or under. I usually take a picture of the items as well and submit with the receipt.
I usually have students start an interactive notebook the first week of school. It helps students stay organized and have all the handouts at their finger tips instead of the bottom of their book bags.
This activity is recommended for Novice Low to Novice High students (Spanish 1 and 2).
If you have not used an interactive notebook, and would like to know a bit more about it, here's a You Tube link that explains to students step by step how to start an interactive notebook.