Ser vs Estar TPR Stories and Activities Print and Digital

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Angie Torre Spanish and French
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7th - 12th, Homeschool
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Three Ser vs Estar TPRS Stories and Other Activities by Angie Torre provide comprehensible input for Ser and Estar. Students learn when to use SER vs ESTAR in Spanish. The written stories and illustrated PowerPoint story repeat the verbs multiple times in context and the activities cement the concept. Google-compatible digital versions are included for distance learning with Google slides.

The first story is about the twins, Ana and Maria. One day, Maria is too sick to go to school so Ana goes to her classes in her place. She also goes out with Mari­a's boyfriend while pretending to be Mari­a. Students stay engaged in the story to see what happens next. These are Word documents, not illustrated PowerPoints.

This TPR story provides language in context to help the students assimilate the concept of ser vs estar. After the dramatization of the story, students write in the verbs "ser" and "estar" and answer questions about the story. The narrative is written in the present tense and may be used before the lesson on the preterite.

The second story is about a girl who is struggling in her Spanish class until a new student comes into the class. This is also a Word document.

The third story is a 14-slide, illustrated PowerPoint about a poor man who struggles to feed his family until one day...

Also included are:

~A Ser vs Estar paired activity for Spanish Two

~A paired activity for Spanish Three

~A Rules for Ser vs Estar practice activity in which students write the reason for each verb in the sentence, (It may be used for guided practice, for homework or for a test)

~An EDI lesson plan for Ser vs Estar

~Cloze activities in which the students write in the verbs "ser" or "estar"

~All answers are provided except for the paired activities.

~Ser vs Estar Student Handout demonstrating when to use ser vs estar

  • Ser vs Estar chart of verb conjugations in the present, preterite, imperfect, future, and conditional tenses
  • Explanation of how the meaning of adjectives changes with the use of ser or estar: Algunos verbos cambian de significado según el verbo escogido
  • Ser vs Estar examples in context
  • Expressions used with the verb SER
  • Expressions used with the verb ESTAR

This product is included in the following money-saving bundle: Ser Estar Lesson Plans

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Spanish Ser Estar PowerPoint

Ser TPRS Story

For the "Estar + Places and Emotions PowerPoint", click here: Estar and Places

Ser estar Lesson Plans

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Ser Estar TPR Story and other Activities by Angie Torre is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Total Pages
12 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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