Jennifer Hicks
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Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment
Middle School, High School
  • Mini-grant
  • Reflexive Verb Practice
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish Reflexive Verbs
  • York-project
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    Spanish 2 - reflexive verb conjugation practice


    Paired student activity to manipulate reflexive verb conjugations.

    Spanish 2 - reflexive verb conjugation practice

    Reflexive Verb conjugation practice

    This activity can be used at any level for any tense.

    I put them in pairs and give them 10 index cards per pair/group

    These directions are on the board:

    On your index cards: (you need 10/pair)

    • rip them in half
    • write: me, te, se, nos, os, se on separate cards
    • on the rest of the separate index cards write: -o, -as, -a, -amos, -áis, -an, -es, -e, -emos, - éis, -en, -imos, -ís
    • you should have 20 half index cards with one reflexive pronoun or verb ending on it

     Roll the dice - that determines the subject of your sentence

    1 =yo

    2 = tú

    3 = él/ella/Ud

    4 = nosotros
    5 = vosotros

    6 = ellos/ellas/Uds)

    Find the correct verb ending, place the reflexive pronoun in front of the verb and place the verb ending where it goes on the verb, show the teacher the conjugated verb before moving on

    Then put the verb into a sentence using vocab from this chapter

    15 sentences total to hand in with both your names on it for a grade

    These verbs are on index cards, 15 verbs for each group:

    acostarse  (o to ue verb) to go to bed/lay down

    afeitarse to shave

    arreglarse (el pelo) to fix your hair

    bañarse to bathe/take a bath

    cepillarse los dientes to brush your teeth

    cortarse el pelo to cut your hair

    despertarse  (e to ie verb) to wake up

    dormirse (o to ue verb) to go to sleep/fall asleep

    ducharse to shower/to take a shower

    lavarse to wash (on yourself)

     lavarse el pelo to wash your hair

     levantarse to get up/stand up

     maquillarse to put on make up

     peinarse to comb

     ponerse la ropa  (yo go verb) to put on (clothes, etc)

     secarse to dry

     vestirse (e to i) to get dressed

     quitarse to take off

     acordarse (o to ue) to remember

     enojarse  (con) to get angry (with)

     llamarse to call oneself

     preocuparse to worry

     probarse to try on

     sentarse (e to ie) to sit down

     sentirse  (e to ie) to feel

     quedarse to stay

    This is a great activity because it is such a visual for them to ‘put’ the ending over the –arse/-erse/-irse and ‘see’ the conjugation as well as the reflexive pronoun in front.  If you wanted, you could add subject pronouns (some groups might need them).