An engaging PowerPoint to teach and practice when to use SER and when to use ESTAR.
***For synchronous distance learning, present the PowerPoint while on Zoom or other virtual classroom platform. Teach slide by slide and check in often with students.
Don’t let the cute images fool you. This PowerPoint is appropriate through high school. I have found that older students love the novelty of the cute images as a way to remain engaged.
Using the acronym D.O.C.T.O.R. for SER and P.L.A.C.E. for ESTAR as a reference, student get to decide whether a sentence with the verb "to be" should use SER or ESTAR and then conjugate the correct verbs based on the subject of the sentence.
This PowerPoint contains 27 slides including two practice examples of each use.
You can quickly assess the each student's understanding by having them use dry erase boards to choose and conjugate the verbs for each slide. If you don't have dry erase boards, students can raise index cards with the correct conjugation of each verb prewritten.
If you would like the sentences in English - so that students are just choosing between SER and ESTAR and not trying to juggle translation and conjugation, please see the English version of this product:
*In this PowerPoint I use the sentence "We are crazy". It could take either SER or ESTAR based on the intended meaning of the speaker. I listed it as SER, but you can change it if you'd prefer. This makes a good teachable moment about the nuances of SER vs. ESTAR.
This PPT is completely editable in PPT for your convenience.
I used my popular SER and ESTAR Posters in this PPT. If you would like a classroom set of your own, please see the following links:
>SER and ESTAR Poster - This poster also includes the conjugations