Describing Animals with Adjectives and Verbs


In 6th grade Spanish, students have been learning how to describe different animals with adjectives and verbs. Unlike English, in Spanish, adjectives need to agree with their nouns in number and gender. That means if students wanted to write about a dog, they would need to change their adjective to match the noun. Dog in Spanish is perro. It is masculine and in this case, it is singular. An adjective describing this dog would also have to be masculine and singular. If we wanted to say that the dog was nice, we would say el perro simpático. To add a little more difficulty and action to their sentences, students also incorporated the -ar verbs they have been learning about.

Recently, students completed comics about a character walking through an enchanted forest and narrating the different animals s/he encountered.Descriptions in these comics included happy worms singing, sad gorillas painting, and egotistical foxes dancing. Students put in great work and effort to this project and came up with some very creative descriptions to describe their own enchanted forests.

Students also added to their repertoire of verbs by learning how to conjugate -er and -ir verbs as well. After learning the steps of how to conjugate these verbs, we enjoyed watching this great video to help us practice all of the conjugations! I’m excited to see how students use their new verbs and skills to continue to build on their knowledge of Spanish in fun ways.

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