Choosing when to use por and when to use para is so hard sometimes! Here are some of my favorite Spanish activities for helping students better understand the differences between them.
1. BOOM CARDS
Self-checking AND self-grading? YES, PLEASE! If you are looking for a fun, interactive digital activity for your students to practice por vs. para, these NO PREP Por y Para Boom Cards are just what you need! Students will be engaged and get a great review of the differences between por and para as they work their way through the 50 cards in the deck.
You as a teacher need a free Boom Learning account to use Boom Cards with your students, but your students do NOT need accounts or to log in if you use the Fast Pins option. Simply share a link with them and they click on the link, enter the code, and play the cards. You can still hold students accountable and take advantage of the self-grading feature by having them take a screenshot of the last slide that says complete and their score and send it to you.
There are more features available with a paid membership like live monitoring and data. If you want data, students will need to log in so you can track them. If they have Google or Microsoft accounts, they can use those credentials to log into Boom. A paid membership is only $25 per year and I think it is worth every penny! I love the data.
See how fun they are for yourself by playing a few cards HERE!
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2. TASK CARDS
Task cards are such a fun, versatile tool! This Spanish Por y Para Task Card set has 48 different cards to get your students up and moving while practicing when to use por and para. More than just fill in the blank cards, this set has a variety of tasks to help your students with this tricky concept. Students will be engaged as they complete various tasks like deciding if examples use por or para, filling in the blank with por or para based on their understanding of the situation, choosing the correct translation from answers given, fixing the incorrect sentence, and answering questions in Spanish using por and para.
Not sure how to use task cards in class? 15 ideas are included! You can also check out these blog posts I wrote for Secondary Spanish Space: 10 Task Card Ideas for Spanish Class and 5 (More) Ways to Use Task Cards in Spanish Class.
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3. GOOGLE SLIDES
These Por vs. Para Digital Task Cards for Google Slides are for anyone looking to reinforce students’ understanding of por vs. para in a fun, interactive way. Students will be engaged and get a great review of por vs. para as they work their way through the 50 Google Slides.
Students will be engaged in:
- deciding if examples would use por or para
- filling in the blanks of sentences with por or para
- finding the error in a sentence and correcting it
- multiple-choice questions
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4. DIGITAL MYSTERY PICTURE
Love super fun, no prep digital activities? If so, then you will love this por vs. para mystery picture! Your Spanish students will get a ton of practice with por vs para, and a dose of culture, as they answer a variety of questions in Google Sheets. Best part? Pixel art activities are self-checking! If a student’s answer is correct, part of the hidden picture of the first Hispanic woman to go to outer space, Ellen Ochoa, will be revealed. If a student’s answer is incorrect, the picture will not change. That lets the student know he/she needs to try again. The instant feedback really helps students improve their skills! They love these mystery pictures and so will you!
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5. GOOGLE FORMS ASSESSMENT
Self-grading? Yes, please! This digital por vs. para assessment created in Google Forms is self-grading, editable, AND no prep! In addition to using this for a quiz or test, you can also use a Google Form for an exit ticket, formative assessment, choice board, make-up test for absent students, or about a million other things!
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I hope these ideas for por vs. para activities help! If you enjoyed this post, I would love it if you would pin this post so others can enjoy it, too! Thanks and have a great day!
Looking for even more ideas? You might also like these posts: SER vs. ESTAR Activities for Spanish Class and Preterite vs. Imperfect Activities for Spanish Class.
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