150 Spanish Verb Posters

150 Spanish Verb Posters
150 Spanish Verb Posters
150 Spanish Verb Posters
150 Spanish Verb Posters
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This is a set of 150 verb posters with pictures. IMPORTANT NOTE: These posters have the él/ella/usted form only (they do NOT show the complete verb chart). Please look at the preview images to see if these posters will work for you and your teaching style.

Note: This packet does not include the verbs "ser" or "estar", as these are not easily expressed by a picture. I am working on a series of posters that will show the different meanings of these two verbs.

Each of the verbs is in at least two tenses (present and preterit) and most verbs are also in the imperfect. I did not include the verb in the imperfect if we seldom used it in that tense in class.

Like many TPRS teachers, I do not shelter grammar. (I do focus more on the present tense in beginning classes, but I also use other tenses as they come up naturally in class.) Many TPRS teachers "ask" a story the first time in the present tense. The next day, they return to the story, this time asking what happened the day before (in the past tense). This way, the students hear the story the first time in the present tense and then review the same story the next day in the past tense, giving them meaningful repetitions in all three tenses: present, preterit, and imperfect. If I still taught middle and high school, this is how I would approach storytelling in my own classes.

One of the dangers of TPRS is focusing too much on the third person forms (él/ella/usted and ellos/ellas/ustedes). To work around this, I use a strategy I learned from Blaine Ray at a workshop a few years ago. Throughout the story, I ask the student actor(s) questions in the tú form or the ustedes form. The student actor(s) must reply in the yo form or the nosotros form.

Example:
Teacher: Bob went to the store. Bob, did you go to the store?
Student actor playing Bob: Yes, I went to the store.
Teacher: Did you go to the movie theater?
Student actor playing Bob: No, I did not go to the movie theater. I went to the store.
(If the student actor does not reply in complete sentences, prompt him or her.)

With this technique, students are not hearing one form more often than the others; every time they hear a verb in the third person, they also hear it in the second person and the first person.

I hang the verb posters on my walls to jog students' memories. I don't have enough room on the posters to write every form of every verb, so I give students a verb packet once every 3-4 weeks that has the verbs we are focusing on in every form. As they are writing stories, students can either look at the posters on the wall or look back at their verb packet. However, most of the time, we have done so many repetitions of each verb that my students don't have to look back at their verb packet; they can write naturally from memory.

I have included 150 verbs in this packet so you can pick and choose the verbs that work for you. I do not recommend teaching all (or even most) of these verbs in a single school year. Many TPRS teachers focus on a very small set of high-frequency verbs every school year, providing input with these verbs in many different contexts so their students acquire them in varied forms and tenses. This method is highly successful.

These posters include the following verbs:
abraza, abrazó, abrazaba
abre, abrió
se acuesta, se acostó, se acostaba
agarra, agarró, agarraba
almuerza, almorzó, almorzaba
apaga, apagó, apagaba
arregla, arregló, arreglaba
ayuda, ayudó, ayudaba
baila, bailó, bailaba
baja, bajó, bajaba
se baña, se bañó, se bañaba
barre, barrió, barría
bebe, bebió, bebía
busca, buscó, buscaba
se cae, se cayó
camina, caminó, caminaba
canta, cantó, cantaba
se casa, se casó
celebra, celebró, celebraba
se cepilla, se cepilló, se cepillaba
se cepilla los dientes, se cepilló los dientes, se cepillaba los dientes
cierra, cerró, cerraba
cena, cenó, cenaba
come, comió, comía
cocina, cocinó, cocinaba
conoce, conoció, conocía
comparte, compartió, compartía
compra, compró, compraba
construye, construyó, construía
corta, cortó, cortaba
corrige, corrigió, corregía
crece, creció, crecía
cree, creyó, creía
cuenta, contó, contaba
cuida, cuidó, cuidaba
cuesta, costó, costaba
cuestan, costaron, costaban (Note: I included cuestan because my students often get confused between cuesta/cuestan. I hang these posters next to each other on my wall.)
cumple, cumplió
corre, corrió, corría
cruza, cruzó, cruzaba
da, dio, daba
le da de comer, le dio de comer, le daba de comer
desayuna, desayunó, desayunaba
descubre, descubrió
se derrama, se derramó
se derrite, se derritió, se derretía
descansa, descansó, descansaba
se despide, se despidió, se despedía
destruye, destruyó, destruía
dibuja, dibujó, dibujaba
dice, dijo, decía
se ducha, se duchó, se duchaba
duerme, durmió, dormía
elige, eligió, elegía
empieza, empezó, empezaba
empuja, empujó, empujaba
entrega, entregó, entregaba
eructa, eructó, eructaba
escala, escaló, escalaba
escribe, escribió, escribía
escucha, escuchó, escuchaba
esquía, esquió, esquiaba
se estira, se estiró, se estiraba
estornuda, estornudó, estornudaba
estudia, estudió, estudiaba
gana, ganó, ganaba
graba, grabó, grababa
grita, gritó, gritaba
habla, habló, hablaba
hace, hizo, hacía
hace ejercicios, hizo ejercicios, hacía ejercicios
hace la cama, hizo la cama, hacía la cama
huele, olió, olía
huye, huyó, huía
imagina, imaginó, imaginaba
intenta, intentó, intentaba
juega, jugó, jugaba (card game)
juega, jugó, jugaba (sport)
se lastima, se lastimó, se lastimaba
se lava, se lavó, se lavaba
lee, leyó, leía
levanta, levantó, levantaba
se levanta, se levantó, se levantaba
limpia, limpió, limpiaba
llama, llamó, llamaba
llega, llegó, llegaba
lleva, llevó, llevaba
llora, lloró, lloraba
manda un texto, mandó un texto, mandaba textos
mezcla, mezcló, mezclaba
mide, midió, medía
mira, miró, miraba
monta a caballo, montó a caballo, montaba a caballo
monta en bicicleta, montó en bicicleta, montaba en bicicleta
se muere, se murió
muestra, mostró, mostraba
nada, nadó, nadaba
ofrece, ofreció, ofrecía
ora, oró, oraba
oye, oyó, oía
paga, pagó, pagaba
patina, patinó, patinaba
pelea, peleó, peleaba
pesca, pescó, pescaba
pide, pidió, pedía
piensa, pensó, pensaba
pinta, pintó, pintaba
pone, puso, ponía
se pone, se puso, se ponía
produce, produjo, producía
puede, pudo, podía
se quema, se quemó, se quemaba
quita, quitó, quitaba
recoge, recogió, recogía
se relaja, se relajó, se relajaba
recibe, recibió, recibía
recicla, recicló, reciclaba
resta, restó, restaba
se ríe, se rió, se reía
riega, regó, regaba
roba, robó, robaba
se rompe, se rompió
saca buenas notas, sacó buenas notas, sacaba buenas notas
sabe, supo, sabía
saca una foto, sacó una foto, sacaba fotos
sale, salió, salía
salta, saltó, saltaba
saluda, saludó, saludaba
se seca, se secó, se secaba
señala, señaló, señalaba
se sienta, se sentó, se sentaba
sigue, siguió, seguía
sirve, sirvió, servía
sonríe, sonrió, sonreía
sube, subió, subía
suena, sonó, sonaba
suma, sumó, sumaba
termina, terminó
tiene, tuvo, tenía
tira, tiró, tiraba
toca, tocó, tocaba (instrument)
toca, tocó, tocaba (touch)
toma, tomó, tomaba
trabaja, trabajó, trabajaba
usa la computadora, usó la computadora, usaba la computadora
va, fue, iba
ve, vio, veía
vende, vendió, vendía
viaja, viajó, viajaba
viene, vino, venía
vive, vivió, vivía
se viste, se vistió, se vestía
vuela, voló, volaba
va de compras, fue de compras, iba de compras

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