This storyboard activity assumes that students have already learned to conjugate ser and estar, and the differences of use. Students may have done some preliminary practice with the two verbs, but now require a little bit more of a challenge. This storyboard targets verb conjugation and choosing between ser and estar in the context of responding to questions.
Have students create a storyboard that simulates a conversation or multiple conversations between characters. The storyboard must use all categories of ser and estar. It should also target various forms of the two verbs.
Structured as a conversation, students must take into account how questions are asked and answered, besides just choosing between ser and estar correctly. Sometimes it is helpful for students to pretend they are speaking to a friend to determine the appropriate subject and verb conjugation. To reinforce the concept, below each example students can write the ser or estar category.
Activity 1: Students create and write full conversation as modeled.
Activity 2: Student only creates images, questions, and labels. In class, students are paired and reenact the storyboard to practice speaking. As their partner responds to the questions, the student writes in the response.
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
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