Jennifer Hicks
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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).