El personaje misterioso 2

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A collage featuring Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Sonia Sotomayor, Gloria Estefan and Dolores Huerta.

This is the second video of our El personaje misterioso series.

Students learnt in the first one how to conjugate regular -ar verbs in the past tense, while trying to guess the famous soccer player the lesson focused on.

El personaje misterioso is now back to take care of the pretérito conjugation of regular -er and -ir verbs.

In this case, the activities and the video present 4 remarkable latin women:  Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Sonia Sotomayor, Gloria Estefan and Dolores Huerta.

One of them is the personaje misterioso.

Will your students be able to guess who?

The lesson starts with a warm-up activity that introduces other Hispanic female pioneers: Catherine Cortez Masto, Matilde Hidalgo, Gabriela Mistral, Rita Moreno and Ellen Ochoa.

Then, students will be introduced to the conjugation of the past tense of regular -er and -ir verbs, while they read a short text about the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz.

They’ll be ready at that point to work with the endings of the preterite, filling out the information about the 4 candidates of this episode of El personaje misterioso.

Using that information and the 10 clues presented in the video, they’ll try to guess who El personaje misterioso is.

And once they know, it’ll be their turn:

The video will be a model, and the provided template additional support, so they can get their own personaje misterioso ready.

Students will share their work with their classmates, and everybody will meet new remarkable Hispanic women while practicing how to properly use the preterite.

A matching Spanish activity showing some Hispanic women pioneers and their achievements
A fill-in-the-blanks Spanish activities about Celia Cruz and some common -er and -ir verbs

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