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-AR verbs, present indicative

Grammar in Context notes and reading with activities

Beginner (Level 1), Novice (Levels 1-2)
Google Drive, PDF
12 Pages

This product contains two-page fill-in notes for -AR verb conjugations in the present indicative with an accompanying reading and follow-up activities for targeted practice. Fill-in guides, answer keys, and lesson plans are included.

Digital versions of all notes are included for use in Google Slides or PPT.


Grammar in Context lessons from The Comprehensible Classroom are designed to create opportunities for students to notice grammar patterns as they are used in context. Every Grammar in Context lesson includes brief guided notes in English about the grammar pattern, followed by at least one Spanish-language reading that includes many instances of the pattern at hand plus activities that draw students' attention to the role it plays in creating meaning.

Grammar in Context lessons are not designed to be grammar practice for students, nor are they expected to result in the mastery of a grammar concept. Grammar in Context is a more acquisition-focused approach to grammar instruction; noticing the ways in which unique linguistic features impact the overall meaning of an utterance.


  • This was a great way to do a short lesson on AR verbs in context. I teach mainly using CI but I do like to imbed some grammar lessons in my teaching for my students who are grammar geeks.

    Jenny P
  • This was the PERFECT introduction to -ar verbs for my students. They understood how to use -ar verbs before even practicing it and I love the way the practice activities were structured. This is a phenomenal resource!

    Susanna S.
  • This is ALWAYS the first lesson I choose when introducing AR verbs to Spanish1 ! I LOVE how Martina simplifies the learning of the AR verbs and then students read a compelling story that they can completely understand = A HUGE CONFIDENCE BOOST!!! My students are extremely engaged in the reading and take on the challenge of switching the story to 1st person with GUSTO! For my lower level students that seems to be enough for 1 day, but many students tackle the "Nosotros" version of the story with just as much enthusiasm! This lesson is a WINNER!!

    Karen W.
  • This resource covered about 2 45min class sessions. Students were very successful using it to reinforce the -AR info we have already covered in class. Thank you!

    Language Alive
  • My students were engaged and most importantly, learned! I found this resource after completing unit 6 of Somos. Next year I will use it a bit earlier, but unit 6 was still a good plae to use it.

    Lesley T.

-AR verbs, present indicative


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