Tracy Rains
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Middle School, High School
  • Introduction to Spanish
  • Spanish Activities
  • actividades
  • communication
  • gustar
  • megusta
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    Activities You Like to Do - Yes or No?

    Activities You Like to Do - Yes or No?


    What do you like to do for fun?  Think about what you do outside of school!  Do you like to sing, dance, paint, play video games, or play sports?  These types of activities provide entertainment.  Be ready to share what you enjoy or don't enjoy in Spanish.

    ACTFL Standards

    • Communication: Interpersonal Communication, Interpretive Communication

    • Cultures: Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives

    Learning Target

    I can respond to yes or no questions about activities I like to do or don’t like to do.

    Habits of Mind

    Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision

    Critical Thinking Skill

    Construct Meaning





    Introductory warm-up activity.


    Can you make a list of what you like to do and what you don't like to do?  Build your conversation skills by learning various activities in Spanish and share your opinion by saying yes/no when someone asks you a  question if you like to do an activity.

    View vocabulary list here.


    Read and watch the resources to learn about this concept, then do the practice activity.




    Learn activities vocabulary in Spanish here.

    In this video lesson we're going to revisit the verb gustar, a very useful (but strange) verb.

    Use the flashcards in this interactive to practice and learn the vocabulary terms you will need to understand for this Seminar.  Choose another study tool to practice also!

    Explore More

    Practice your listening skills by listening to Mami talk about her interests.


    Discuss your ideas / opinions / understandings.


    Based on what you learned in the Explore and Engage sections of this Seminar, answer the following prompt:

    List three vocabulary words in Spanish that describe what you like to do.  Do you think they are common activities kids your age like to do?


    Now it is time to self-check how much you have learned about the this topic.  If you do not know as much as you thought, go back to the “Explore” section of this seminar and reread, rewatch, or redo the activities listed.  See your facilitator if you have questions.


    This is a task or project where you can show what you know.


    Imagine you just met a new Spanish-speaking friend.  You are getting to know them.  Create a conversation in dialogue form (example below) asking each others name(1), how you are doing(2), where you are from(3), and what you like to do(4).  Make sure it is a polite conversation so use "y tú."  Do not forget different greetings and farewells too.  You must use si or no at least ONCE in your conversation.  Watch your spelling in Spanish!

    Miguel: ¡Hola Luisa!

    Luisa: ¡Hola Miguel! (Question 1)

    Miguel: (Response to question 1 and polite back)

    Luisa: (Response to question 1)

    Miguel: (Question 2)

    Luisa: (Response to Question 2 and ask Question 3)

    Miguel: (Response to Question 3 and polite back)

    Luisa: (Question 4)

    Miguel: (Response to Question 4 and polite back)

    Luisa: (Response to Question 4) Adios!

    Miguel: ¡Adios!


    For extra credit, find 2 unique Spanish names and use those instead of Miguel and Luisa. When you are done, submit your dialogue.


    Complete this wrap-up activity where you reflect on your learning.  


    1. Write a reflection essay answering the following questions:

    • Share a sentence in Spanish about what you like to do using vocabulary from this lesson. In what ways have you improved in your ability to share what you like and don't like to do? What brought about those improvements?


    2. Post an Artifact.

    • Include an artifact(s) that contains specific experiences, readings, assignments, or discussions in this course that supports your point.

    • What did you learn by creating this artifact? Be specific.

    • How did this artifact and other course elements help you reach it? Be specific.