Students love these cooperative learning, hands on vocabulary puzzles! With this activity, they'll practice 24 different present progressive conjugations as they assemble 4 x 4 Spanish/English vocabulary puzzles. Sample verbs used are andar, decir, dormir, leer, nevar, pedir, pensar, and volar. Most verbs are repeated at least once which makes the puzzle more challenging. The puzzle contains a bilingual list of all infinitives alongside it that can be used as a student reference or bookmark. Also included is a page of tips and suggestions for using the puzzle.
There are 2 designs of puzzles to allow for differentiation:
1. A more challenging puzzle with Spanish words on the outside border.
2. An easier puzzle without words on the outside border.
Also included are 2 designs of written activity puzzles. For both, students must write the English translations of the Spanish conjugations. One includes the bilingual list of the infinitives and the other includes just the Spanish infinitives and students must write the English meanings next to them, to allow for differentiation.
Just photocopy enough for class sets (1 for every 2 students if working in pairs, or 1 per student if working alone), cut and fasten with a paperclip. Distribute to students and challenge them to reassemble the puzzles as quickly as possible.
The puzzles are great to use for introducing and reviewing the present progressive, and they're also helpful for sub lessons. After students assemble the puzzles, they can use the lists to quiz each other on the verbs.
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Spanish Present Progressive Matching Squares Puzzles and Assignment by Sue Summers is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.pair work, hands on activity, Spanish grammar, cooperative learning, rompecabezas