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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. Several practices opportunities are included.
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.
Intermediate Spanish learners will read "El Arbol de Oro," by Ana Maria Matute, and take notes on unknown vocabulary and key plot points. The plan calls for a game at the end, but no questions or guidelines are provided. Consider providing basic plot questions for learners to answer in pairs, or have them create a 19 word summary (not a word short or long)! It's a great way to get them thinking of only the most important plot points.
In this Spanish blogging lesson, language learners make four weekly posts on an Internet blog. Written in Spanish (or any target language) these entries can be in response to a topic generated by the teacher or the writer. A detailed assignment sheet, written in Spanish, and a rubric are included in the plan.
Introduce your Spanish speakers to the past tense now that they have a good grasp on the present tense. Groups of learners will focus on using three Spanish verbs (comer, recibir, and limpiar) to conjugate in the past tense. Each group will receive one of the verbs along with three pictures, and they must create a sentence for each picture using their verb. There are also a few questions to ask your learners which are designed to build deeper understanding of the new verb tense.