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De for possession in Spanish | Grammar in Context

Guided notes and contextualized texts and activities for Spanish classes with a cultural focus on Felipe VI and the Spanish Royal Family.

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

This one-of-a-kind product will teach your Spanish 1 students about Felipe VI, Rey de España, while learning about how the preposition "de" is used to show possession in Spanish. Explicit grammar notes are provided, but teachers may choose to skip the notes if they do not want to teach a grammar lesson on de for possession.

This product contains a four-level embedded reading in Spanish about Felipe VI, beginning with just a few basic lines in Spanish and ending in a two-page reading about Spain's new king.

It is designed for Spanish students in the first quarter of Spanish 1.

The file contains:

  • suggestions for two pre-teaching, discussion based activities (one slideshow included)
  • one-page grammar notes (optional)
  • 2 versions of a basic Spanish language reading about Felipe VI
  • a slideshow containing the Levels II and III readings about Felipe VI with images
  • a worksheet containing the Level IV reading
  • a video activity with worksheet
  • a questioning game with slideshow
  • a communicative activity with worksheet
  • complete lesson plans for the entire unit that explain how to target the grammatical construction "de for possession" if teachers desire.

This resource is a PDF download that contains a clickable link to a Drive folder. All resources are stored in the Drive folder. Make copies of the files / Add them to your own Drive to be able to edit the slideshows, if desired!


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.


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    Rosio R.
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    Karen W.
  • My students enjoyed this activity. It was easy for them to read and comprehend and boosted their confidence in their newly acquired skills.

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  • It is so helpful to have these types of supplemental materials on hand to help the students master the material. It would otherwise take me hours to create all of these -- and they wouldn't look as nice!

    E Whitney S.
  • I appreciated that there were 2 different versions of the sheets, and the story was comprehensible. 

    Tapanga Burgess

De for possession in Spanish | Grammar in Context


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