This comic strip version of El Burlador de Sevilla, created by one of my talented students (she will receive half of the proceeds), is a great introduction to what transpires in this play. Additionally, this pre-reading activity front-loads the students with some important lines and quotes from the characters, bringing the student up to speed on the personalities and their purposes in this literary work.
Each of the three comic strips represents a "jornada", and is used as a scaffolding piece, a group discussion, and more. Students in our AP Language and other courses (Heritage and 3 Honors) have also utilized these comic strips as a form of preparation, or vertical teaming, for the AP Spanish Literature and Culture class.
Students transition much more effectively into the play because they have a clear visual representation in their mind of the characters and the story line.