This activity is a great way to incorporate higher-order thinking skills into a unit for “por” and “para.”
I continuously struggled to think of interactive activities to practice this grammatical topic, and I was thrilled to see how well this went in my class! Students were on task, engaged, and used those critical-thinking skills.
Students are given a brief description of 16 different sources
. The sources include things like a presidential debate, a hiking map, or a book report.
Students must work together to think about which uses of “por” or “para” would most likely be used within the context of this source. For example, during a debate, you would probably hear “por” for “en favor de” and “para” for “opinion.” The activity asks students to provide 2 different uses of “por” and “para.” Then, students must write an original sentence, relevant to the source,
that uses the instance of “por” or “para” that they listed.
This is an awesome way to get students to critically-think about the uses of “por” and “para” through the lens of each source.
A "por" vs. "para" reasons chart
is sold separately here: Por and Para - Reasons Chart
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