This guided, hands-on practice is a great way for your students to practice forming phrases with Indirect object pronouns! Simply print out the included grid, have students cut up the rectangles to make little cards, and have them form the sentences from the Powerpoint using their cards.
This slideshow has five different sections, which guide students through everything they need to know about using IOPs, including how to use them with DOPs:
1. The first slides show students how to organize their papelitos at their desks, and explains the activity.
2. The next part has ten practice slides (see thumbnail 2). Students first make a simple phrase ("I buy the candies") and the answer appears in blue on a click. Then, they have to add in the IOP to that same phrase ("I buy the candies for them"), and the answer again appears on a click.
3. There's a break in the middle, where students turn to a neighbor, invent a phrase, and see if their neighbor can form it.
4. The next part explains how to use DOPs and IOPs together, and it includes six practice slides (see thumbnail 3).
5. Finally, there's an explanation of "se," and four final practice slides.
This is a great first activity to do after students have taken notes on what the six IOPs are and where they go in a sentence. Students should also have a basic knowledge of what DOPs are, but most curriculums teach those before IOPs anyway. I used this with the Realidades 4A chapter for level two, but it could fit well with any unit that studies these topics.
Also, if you'd like to save time cutting these up, have your first class of the day cut out the cards, paperclip them together after the activity, and donate them to the next class. Then, give a special treat to that first class, such doing five questions on their homework together as a class.
This compressed folder includes both the Powerpoint and the grid for your students to cut up.