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TENER Activities for Spanish Class

Teaching the verb TENER in your Spanish class? Here are some of my favorite activities for TENER, including a free set of reading comprehension activities that make a great sub plan! 😍

1. TASK CARDS

Task cards are such a fun, versatile tool. These Spanish task cards for TENER have 48 cards to get your students up and moving while practicing the verb TENER. More than just fill-in-the-blank cards, this set has a variety of tasks to help your students with this tricky irregular verb. Students will be engaged as they complete various tasks like conjugating TENER, filling in the blank with the correct form of the verb TENER, choosing the correct translation from answers given, fixing the errors in sentences, and answering questions like “¿Cuántos años tienes?” in complete Spanish sentences.

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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2. BOOM CARDS

Self-checking AND self-grading? YES, PLEASE! If you are looking for a fun, interactive digital activity for your students to practice the verb TENER in the present tense, these no-prep Spanish Boom Cards for TENER are just what you need! Students will be engaged and get a great review of TENER as they work their way through the 50 cards in the deck.

See how fun they are for yourself by clicking the preview below to play a few cards!

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3. GOOGLE SLIDES

These TENER digital task cards for Google Slides are for anyone looking to reinforce students’ understanding of TENER with a ton of great practice. Students will be engaged and get a great review of TENER as they work their way through the 50 interactive Google Slides in each set.

Students will be engaged in activities like:

  • drag and drop conjugation chart for TENER
  • filling in the blank with the correct form of TENER
  • finding the errors in sentences and correcting them
  • multiple-choice questions
  • answering questions like “¿Cuántos hermanos tienes?” in complete sentences

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4. TRIVIA GAME

Looking for a super fun, NO PREP activity to review the irregular verb TENER in the present tense with your Spanish students? Play this Jeopardy-style trivia game with them! Students will get a great review of the verb TENER, its common uses, and its conjugations while playing this game. Students will be engaged as they work in teams to answer questions in the following categories: Conjugation, Fill in the blank, ¿Dónde está el error?, Translation, and Un Poco de Todo. In addition to the traditional point value questions that start at $100 and get increasingly more difficult as students work their way up to the $500 questions, there is also a fun ‘Make a Wager’ bonus option for each category that is like Final Jeopardy.

How I like to play:

I put students in teams of 2-3 (three is ideal) and have teams sit together facing the board. Each team needs a mini-whiteboard, dry erase marker, eraser (a tissue works, too), score sheet, and writing utensil. Have one person on the team be the scorekeeper and a different person be the mini whiteboard writer. The scorekeeper needs to write all the group members’ names on the sheet. Once that is done, I ask the class who has the next birthday (or last birthday, is tallest, etc.) and that person gets to choose the first square. From there I go around the room calling on one person from each group until every student has had a chance to pick a square.

When playing, EVERY team answers the question by discussing quietly as a group and writing the answer on their mini whiteboard. I make sure they keep their answer hidden until it is time to share. Once I think all the teams have an answer (or it has been a reasonable amount of time), I give a ”tres, dos, uno” countdown and teams hold up their mini-whiteboards. I then reveal the answer on the screen and points are awarded to the teams who get it correct. Teams are responsible for keeping track of their own points on their score sheet. Honor system!

I play like this so all teams are engaged and getting a good review, not just the one team who picked the question.

Every five questions or so I have students pass materials one person to the left so all students get a chance to keep score and use the ever-popular mini whiteboards, thus no one can ”check out” or be lazy. I find it builds student confidence, too.

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5. DIGITAL MYSTERY PICTURE

Love super fun, no prep digital activities? If so, then you will love this TENER mystery picture! Your Spanish students will get a ton of practice with the verb TENER in the present tense, 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 famous Spanish dish, paella, 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 mystery pictures and so will you!

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6. READING COMPREHENSION MYSTERY PICTURE

Are your Spanish students struggling with reading comprehension and TENER? You need this no-prep digital mystery picture! Your Spanish students will improve their reading comprehension skills as they read a passage full of TENER and answer a variety of questions about what they read.

This Spanish activity is self-checking! If a student’s answer is correct, part of the hidden picture 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! Students love trying to guess what the picture is as they complete the activity. Hint: it has to do with the story!

7. GOOGLE FORMS ASSESSMENT

Self-grading? Yes, please! This digital TENER 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, intervention, or about a million other things!

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BONUS: FREE TENER SUB PLANS

These TENER printable activities are for anyone looking to improve their Spanish students’ reading comprehension skills. There are three print-and-go activities to go along with the comprehensible reading passage for you to choose from: task cards, a crossword puzzle, and worksheets. Talk about an easy TENER sub plan! Click HERE to grab them.

I hope these ideas for TENER help! If you enjoyed this post, I would love it if you would pin it so others can enjoy it, too! Thanks and have a great day!

Looking for even more ideas? You might also like these posts: SER Activities for Spanish Class and Present Tense Activities for Spanish Class.

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