This is one of my favorite activities of the year! This is how I use the children's book Siempre Te Querr (Love You Forever by Robert Munsch) in my Spanish classes.This book and activity are outstanding because so many students have read it in English, because it's really comprehensible input, because it's easy to read aloud/act out for the students, and because it shows a really clear distinction between preterite and imperfect.In the first part of the lesson, I read the book aloud to my…
No prep! This is the full game PPT and the student playing card!It reviews the uses and conjugations of preterite and imperfect with emphasis on the distinction between the two.The PPT has everything you need to play for a whole game, which takes about a half hour.
Let students see Spanish preterite and imperfect verbs in direct comparison and contrast!This activity includes three pages - you could do them all together or do one per day to help hone in on the difference! The first page looks at imperfect to set the scene of a story and preterite to tell the plot points.The second page looks at imperfect for on-going and repeated events and preterite for isolated actions.
Calendar activities are a great way to help students visualize verbs - activities that happen once, activities that happened over a period of time, and activities that happen repeatedly. This activity includes options for reading, writing, listening, and speaking and instructions that could turn it into a 10 minute quick activity or a whole hour of engagement.
Spanish Preterite Vs Imperfect Chutes and Ladders-Style Game
Are you looking for ways to get your kids interacting in partners or small groups? Then this is for you! This Chutes & Ladders-style board game can be used for 2-6 players. Students work their way through the board, taking advantage of ladders to skip forward and avoiding chutes that send them backward!
No prep! Situations are a fun way to bring comprehensible input reading, writing, listening, speaking, and creativity into the Spanish classroom. Each set contains 5 situations. Students read through a short paragraph to establish a situational context, then write 2 sentences as a creative response.
Quizzes on preterite vs. imperfectEach quiz is progressive - starting with basic process questions, continuing to rules, conjugation and translation, and then creative composition. It also includes a self-assessment for students to figure out which skills they mastered or struggled with on the quiz.