Tracy Rains
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Middle School, High School
  • Descripciones
  • Introduction to Spanish
  • adjectives
  • personality
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    Personality Adjectives: ¿Cómo eres?

    Personality Adjectives: ¿Cómo eres?


    What are you like?  Tall, dark, and handsome?  What is your personality like?  Are you hardworking, funny, or lazy?  There are many ways to physically describe people as well as their personality.  In this seminar we will take a look at some of those words!

    ACTFL Standards

    • Communication: Interpersonal Communication, Presentational Communication

    • Communities: School and Global Communities

    Learning Target

    I can say or write something about the members of my family and ask about someone’s family using personality adjectives.

    Habits of Mind

    Striving for accuracy

    Critical Thinking Skill

    Construct Meaning


    Introductory warm-up activity.

    Learn to describe people with physical adjectives and personality adjectives. Listen to these adjectives used in context and if you can identify them, then practice describing people using the adjectives.  Don't forget that some adjectives change based on whether you are describing a male or female!

    Academic/Concept Vocabulary

    • View the vocabulary list here.


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




    Click here to read.

    Learn the Top 25 Must-Know Spanish Adjectives!

    Use this interactive to practice and learn the vocabulary terms.

    Choose your study mode!

    Explore More

    Access one, many, or all of these resources to explore this topic more deeply.


    Discuss your ideas / opinions / understandings.

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

    How do you think learning adjectives in Spanish will help you?  How do you foresee yourself using them?


    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.


    You will find 5 images of people in your family.  You will then create five simple sentences describing what the family member is like from the picture.  For example:


    boy reading.jpgEl chico es estudioso.  


    Each sentence must identify if the person is a chico OR chica and then use the word "es" to say "is" followed by an adjective.  Make sure that if the adjective is written on your vocabulary list as -a/-o that the ending of the word changes to match whether the person is a boy or girl.

    Copy and paste your 5 pictures and 5 sentences.


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


    1. Write a reflection essay answering the following questions:

    • In what ways have you improved in being able to describe people?

    • What do you think is most important about describing people in Spanish?

    • What is one way you can make sure that you are not insulting people when describing them?  Is this hard to remember?  Why or why not?


    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.