Friday, February 1, 2013

Tener and Tener que

My Spanish 1 students are learning to use the verb "tener" and "tener que" in the present tense.  Every year I see sentences like "Tengo que la clase de arte." and my ears hurt inside my head. :)  To try and combat this very common error, I helped students write sentences using both tener and tener que and then had them draw and color pictures of their sentences.  It seemed to be helpful, I didn't see any "I have to art class." sentences.  If you'd like a copy of the template I used, click on the image below!