Activity Overview

In learning reflexive verbs, students are learning both new vocabulary terms, as well as a new grammar structure. In order to practice their meaning, have students focus on reflexive verbs as vocabulary by having them complete the following storyboard exercise.

Have students select the spider map layout to create distinct scenes that demonstrate the association of a reflexive verb with appropriate vocabulary. In each cell, have students include a title block displaying a reflexive verb as a question. At this stage, don’t have students worry about conjugation, just vocabulary association. In the cell body, students will place a character to respond to the question with relevant vocabulary. Have students create a cell for each reflexive verb that they are required to learn. This storyboard exercise can be tailored for more or less complexity. For example, the cells could include multiple characters—one to verbalize objects used to perform the action, and another to state where the action is likely to occur.

Below is a sample list of common reflexive verbs to use:

Spanish English
acostarse to go to bed
bañarse to bathe
cepillarse (los dientes) to brush (one’s teeth)
ducharse to shower
lavarse (la cara) to wash (one’s face)
sentarse (e—>ie) to sit down
levantarse to get up
prepararse to get ready/prepare

Template and Class Instructions

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Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

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