Activity Overview

During language acquisition, students must first master the basics of personal conversation, learning words and phrases like hello, goodbye, and how are you?, as well as mastering the appropriate responses. One activity to reinforce these basics, is creating a storyboard of an interpersonal dialogue to practice new language acquisition. Teachers can start by creating a storyboard or template, and ask students complete it by placing the appropriate dialogue in the text bubbles. Alternatively, students can create their own from scratch. Either way, getting students to create and use these new phrases will enhance their practical knowledge and fluency.

Suggested Focus Areas

  • Describe yourself, and tell about some of your likes and dislikes.
  • Find out what other people are like, and what they like to do.
  • Compare yourself to other people's likes and dislikes.

In the example below, the student has created a storyboard that shows their knowledge of standard greetings. An important part of the teacher's lesson for the conversational Spanish unit is discussion of the etiquette and politeness in Spanish culture. It is always important for there to be a response of 'thank you' or 'you as well' when answering a basic greeting.

Storyboard Text

  • Hola, Rebecca! ¿Cómo estás?
  • Muy bien gracias. ¿Y tú?
  • Bien, gracias.

  • ¡Buenos días clase!
  • ¡Buenos días Señora Peach!

  • ¡Adios Chicos! Hasta manaña.
  • ¡Hasta luego Señorita Lovell!

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that shows your knowledge of a standard greeting.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Create a scene in each cell where people are greeting each other in Spanish/
  3. Use appropriate scenes, items, and characters in each scene.
  4. Include speech bubble to show dialogue.
  5. Save and exit

Lesson Plan Reference


(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

5 Points
3 Points
1 Points
The descriptions are clear and at least two sentences.
The descriptions can be understood but it are somewhat unclear.
The descriptions are unclear and are not at least two sentences.
The illustrations represent the descriptions using appropriate scenes, characters and items.
The illustrations relate to the descriptions, but are difficult to understand.
The illustrations do not clearly relate to the descriptions.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are somewhat correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly incorrect.

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