Often students struggle with identifying direct objects, and therefore find it difficult to apply direct object pronouns in Spanish. A common error is to mistake “it”, the subject of a sentence, with “it”, the direct object pronoun. This storyboard is meant to help students focus on the function of a direct object. Understanding a direct object’s place in the sentence and its function helps students use direct object pronouns correctly. This skill is especially useful when students craft original sentences with direct object pronouns.
In this model storyboard, sentences are intentionally simplistic to clearly demonstrate the roles of subject, verb, and direct object. Have students create a similar storyboard, parsing and labeling each grammatical structure. If students require more of a challenge, their sentences can include more than four words.
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