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Which Map & Why
I would use the Bubble Map to define physical attributes and personality traits.
Content Topic & Explanation
The students would use descriptive adjectives to define themselves for others.
How
The students would use the Bubble Maps as a project with their pictures in the center and the adjectives in the bubbles to describe themselves.
I would use the Tree Map to classify the formation and use of the Imperfect Tense.
The students would use the different attributes of the Imperfect Tense (formation and usage).
At the top of the Tree Map they would write Imperfect Tense. Then underneath, on the left side, they would show the formation (subject pronouns and verb endings).Underneath on the right side, they would list the different uses of the Imperfect Tense (time , weather, emotions, age, etc.).
The Bubble Map could be used to teach the conjugation process.
The students would learn general conjugation. This would also be a good to transition them from one tense to another
They would map out the various steps in the conjugation process. For instance, they could begin with how to find the stem, the difference between the stem and the ending, etc. all the way through until they have a conjugated verb.
The Tree Map could be used to classify stem-changing and irregular verbs.
The students would sort the various types of verbs.
The students would sort the various types of verbs. Examples include: ar/er/ir, e-ie/e-i/o-ue, verbs that change in the 'yo' form, and verbs that end in car/gar/zar. They would keep these in their notebooks and use them for study tools.

The double bubble map can be used for comparing and contrasting the use of "SER" and "ESTAR"

The students will differentiate when to appropriately use the verbs.

The bubble in the middle that connects the two verbs would be "TO BE" seeing as they share the same meaning. All of the supprting bubbles would be when to use that particular form. For example:
In the "SER" bubbles, we would put "Origin", "Profession", "Time", etc.
The double bubble map can be used for comparing and contrasting reflexive and non reflexive verbs

Students will learn and talk about verbs that are either reflexive verbs, non reflexive, or can be used as both.

They will label the left bubble as reflexive verbs surrounding it with the reflexive verbs they know, label the right as non reflexive verbs surrounding it with verbs they know, and the middle bubbles will be labeled with verbs that can be used both as reflexive and non reflexive (ex: cortarse and cortar.)

The tree diagram can be used for chapter vocabulary words.

Students will group the vocabulary words in to separate categories.

They will label the main branch with the title of the chapter. They will then make each sub branch a specific category and then list each vocabulary word that correctly corresponds.

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