Activity Overview

In order to retain Spanish vocabulary and make verb conjugation more natural, students must practice using new verbs in context. In this activity, students will create a character and discuss what they should order and what they would prefer to order. Students should use commonly encountered vocabulary and must relate the verbs to other learned vocabulary and think about the use of infinitives. To practice other forms besides the yo form, instruct students to have cells targeting other subject pronouns.

Extended Activity

Have students present their characters, giving an oral presentation that includes some background. Students could include personality traits, habits, or statements about what the character likes or dislikes. Students could also use the future tense to say what will happen. This is a great way to continue to integrate vocabulary rather than learn it in isolated chunks.

desear to want
preferir to prefer
deber should
pedir to order
servir to serve
traer to bring
comer to eat
beber to drink

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that illustrates various characters should eat or order a certain item but prefer something else. Use verbs like "deber", "preferir" and "desear".

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In one cell, select a character.
  3. Write a sentence that states what the character should order or eat and what they would prefer.
  4. Write another sentence stating what the character has chosen to order or eat.
  5. Add any appropriate scenes and items as desired.
  6. Repeat the process for two additional characters. Vary your sentences and vocabulary.
  7. Save and submit your storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 9-12

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

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