Preterite Teacher Resources
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The Preterite vs. the Imperfect
Students write their own original studenT story in the past in Spanish using the imperfect and the preterite after watching the teacher present the provided Power Point presentation on the differences in the uses of the two.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 109 Downloads
Using the Imperfect Tense & the Preterite Tense
In Spanish, there are several verb tenses used to express things that happened in the past. The tricky part is figuring out which one is appropriate for your situation. Let this resource help you and your pupils as they master the imperfect and the preterite.
6th - 12th Languages 11 Views 8 Downloads
The Preterite Tense
Focus on how to conjugate Spanish verbs in the preterite. You can use this webpage to inform your own lesson on the preterite, take a day in the computer lab, or flip your classroom and have pupils examine the page for homework. There is information and a presentation about conjugating in the preterite, including irregular and spelling and stem changing verbs.
6th - 12th Languages 14 Views 11 Downloads
Spanish I Project: Verb Book
Have your class members put together their own collections of verbs throughout the semester. Pupils must include present, preterite, present progressive, irregular, and stem-changing verbs, for a total of 23 verbs. The specific requirements for the final book are listed on this project description and in the included rubric.
6th - 12th Languages 15 Views 12 Downloads
El Pretérito: Preterite Tense
Make sure that your class fully understand the preterite with this packet of materials. To get started, pupils fill out the preterite conjugations for -ar, -ir, and -er verbs. They then complete a series of translation, sentence-writing, and conjugating exercises.
6th - 12th Languages 11 Views 9 Downloads
Irregular Preterite Verbs
An extremely comprehensive look at the irregular preterite Spanish verbs. Several irregular verbs are covered like poder, andar, decir, estar, saber, tener, and querer. The presentation is interactive, and you can have learners come up to your interactive whiteboard (if your classroom has one) and move the tiles around themselves.
7th - 9th Languages 4 Views 44 Downloads
The Present & Imperfect Progressive
Starting off with present participles, this resource tackles the progressive with grammatical explanations, examples in English and Spanish, and an interactive practice exercise. Use the menu at the top of the webpage to navigate to each section, and view sections about present participles, spelling and stem changes, and the present progressive, imperfect progressive, and other progressive forms.
6th - 12th Languages 6 Views 2 Downloads
Regular Preterite Verbs
Created to serve as a brief review for your Spanish beginning and intermediate Spanish speakers, this presentation focuses on regular preterite verbs. Basic -ar, -ir, and -er preterite endings are reviewed, and learners have the chance to recall what they learned the previous year.
7th - 9th Languages 3 Views 13 Downloads
Time Expressions with Hacer
The verb hacer has many purposes in the Spanish language, one of which is as part of time expressions. Your class can learn how to use hacer in the preterite, present perfect continuous, and past perfect continuous to express different situations related to time.
6th - 12th Languages 6 Views 6 Downloads
Preterite Tense Boxed Sentences
Combine art and writing to strengthen your pupils' understanding of the preterite and Spanish vocabulary. Class members divide one sheet of paper into 10 boxes. They write a complete sentence using the preterite and draw and color a related picture in each box.
6th - 12th Languages 3 Views 3 Downloads
Spanish Storybook Project
Encourage your Spanish class to think creatively while using the preterite and imperfect tenses by asking learners to create storybooks. Pupils must come up with original stories, type up their work, illustrate the stories, and create and decorate cover pages.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Accent Marks & Special Characters in Spanish
Check out this clear description of how and when to use accent marks and special characters. The information, necessary to truly understand the purpose of special characters and accent marks would make a great reference material for pupils.
6th - 12th Languages 23 Views 20 Downloads
¡Ya sé lo que hiciste el verano pasado! Using the Preterite Indicative Tense
Students focus on the uses of the preterite indicative tense and vocabulary related to travel. They read various selections that demonstrate the use of the preterite. and draw pictures to illustrate their understanding.
9th - 12th Languages 3 Views 44 Downloads
Muslim Arab/Spanish Connection
Ninth graders examine the Muslim Arab influences on Spanish history. After watching a video, they make three maps of Spain: one before the invasion of the Muslims, one during the 8th to 15th century and one map showing the country as it is today.
9th Languages 6 Views 25 Downloads
Preterite Forms of -AR, -ER, -IR Verbs
Students explore how to form the preterite forms of regular -AR, -ER, and -IR verbs. They complete a variety of written task in which they write the correct preterite forms of the verbs. Students complete a worksheet finding the correct form of the verbs.
9th - 11th Languages 8 Views 104 Downloads
Spanish-American Voices in American Poetry
Eighth graders read excerpts from a variety of poems by Hispanic and Spanish authors in Spanish. Individually, they identify any vocabulary they are unfamiliar with and view examples of poetry elements. To end the lesson, they research and read poems by authors who are second generation Puerto Rican.
8th English Language Development 8 Views 46 Downloads