In Spanish, there are many situations in which infinitives must be used. Recognizing these is often difficult for learners, and when compiled with a reflexive verb, students often find the topic even more challenging. This simple storyboard exercise is meant to help students practice these instances of infinitive use by having them create original examples of each in conjunction with a reflexive verb.
Below is a list of common terms with which infinitives must be used if a verb is placed after them:
|Tener que||To have to|
|Ir a||To be going to|
|Para||In order to|
|Acabar de||To have just|
The above examples must be followed by infinitives (if they are followed by verbs), but with reflexive verbs, the student must attend to the reflexive pronoun in addition. Thus, the student must practice using the appropriate reflexive pronoun (me, te, se, nos, os, se) even with infinitives.
Have students create a grid storyboard, labeling the first column according to the infinitive situation they will demonstrate to the right. In the second column, students should provide an original sentence that demonstrates the infinitive example with a reflexive. It might be helpful for students to also demonstrate the change that occurs with the reflexive pronoun in the first column as shown in the storyboard example below.
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Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual