We have started comparing the two prepositions POR vs PARA in our Spanish 3 class. I use mnemonic devices whenever possible, and I will be using ATTRACTED to remember POR usage again this year.
A - around a time or place
T - through a place/location
T - transportation or means of communication
R - reason (porque/ por eso)
A - going After something
C - cost
T - thanks for..
E- exchange/ substitution
D - duration (how long)
As a way to introduce the material had my students look and listen to the Voicethreads last year’s Spanish 3 students put together using this mnemonic device. Monday I had partners practice using the preposition by creating original sentences in Spanish. They used a TicTacToe grid labeled with the corresponding mnemonic device in each block. When the student got three in a row before their partner, he/she won. I asked partners to play at least three games, and they were not be able to repeat similar sentences used in previous games.
You can download the PDF of the grid below.