MEMORY: Put up a list of adjectives such as the following list (from Más Allá de las Palabras, 1.1). Hand out a note card to each student and have them write their name in large print, then write the adjective that best describes them underneath.
L a r a
Ask who has a good memory, and invite 2 of them to the front of the class. The two will work as a team to identify matches (pairs), then write them on the board, using proper noun-adjective and subject-verb agreement. The class should be seated in a circle or a semi-circle. Starting with the teacher (modeling) at one end, Each person in turn will hold up their note card and say their name and the adjective. When a match comes up, the they must write it on the board. If they can’t remember exactly
who, they must ask “Eres _____?” That person responds “Sí, soy _____,” or “No, no soy ______.” Then they write the sentence on the board: “Fulanito y Fulanita son ________.”
Afterwards, elicit / point out / review the different noun-adjective agreements (combos of gender and number) and the use of ser with its subject verb agreements, plus questions and statements. This is a lot of fun and should only take about 5-7 minutes. Be sure to model the activity so that they understand. It also works well when the students don’t know each other’s names yet, so they must ask that information as well.
Aburrido/a Insoportable Creativo/a Rígido/a
Atento/a Justo/a Espontáneo/a Trabajador/a
Cómico/a Pesado/a Festivo/a Antipático/a
Encantador/a Tranquilo/a Impulsivo/a Capaz
Estudioso/a Admirable Intelectual Divertido/a
Honrado/a Brillante Listo/a Estricto/a
Hogareño/a Ingenioso/a Interesante Organizado/a