I’ve been experimenting with ways to draw my students’ attention to the verb endings in a way that supports their understanding. For a long time, I would point to my verb charts as I taught, but I’ve found a way easier way! Print out these verb endings (I like them on bright, neon paper) and hang them in an easily accessible place. For me, that’s on my whiteboard. As I talk to them, I point to the verb ending and pause just a moment to give them a chance to capture the meaning before moving on.
The amazing thing is that my Little Darlings are using these in their writing! More than ever before, they’re not only writing in the 3rd person! During their quick writes, I see them check the verb ending posters as they’re madly writing.
This download includes 6 present tense posters to print and hang in your classroom plus a description of how I use them with my Spanish 1 students.