Students practice family vocabulary in Spanish by playing TicTacToe. "La madre de mi padre es mi ____."
This product comes with two games: one for beginners, and one with more advanced vocabulary. (See below).
Copy and laminate the tic-tac-toe grids to create a class set. Copy and cut the playing sheets into strips so each pair of students has four grids to fill in.
Students play in pairs. Student A and student B have different versions of the game. Student A requests a square by number, and student B reads the corresponding prompt. Student A must answer correctly in order to mark the square on the playing grid. If student A answers incorrectly, student B should NOT give away the answer, and does NOT get to automatically mark the square. The square is left blank and either student may ask for it again.
As in regular Tic-Tac-Toe, you can have students play until one player has three in a row. However, to maximize the use of Spanish, I like to require students to fill all of the grid squares, and award 2 points to the person who gets 3-in-a-row first, and 1 point to the player who has the most filled squares in the end of the round.
Encourage students to repeat the prompts as many times as necessary in order for their partner to understand it. Discourage translations into English or partnersÂ´ showing one another the prompts.
The Nivel 1 grids contain basic family vocabulary, including:
mamÃ¡, madre (madrastra is also included as a possible answer)
papÃ¡, padre (padrastro is also included as a possible answer)
The Nivel 2 game contains the previous vocabulary plus:
madrastra and padrastro are more directly included, as are hermanastro and hermanastra
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