Spanish Preterite Teacher Resources

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Preterite Tense

For Students 7th - 9th
Do your Spanish speakers need more practice with the preterite tense? Print this for homework! consider adding an additional section that offers sentences in English, and have your learners translate them into Spanish.
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Preterite Tense: irregular verbs

For Students 7th - 9th
Learning irregular verbs are tough since they don't follow some sort of pattern. Use this as a bell-ringer or an exit ticket to determine how much your class understands the challenging verbs in the preterite tense. Verbs like traer,...
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Preterite Tense: All Verbs

For Students 7th - 9th
Consider using this short activity as a bell-ringer. Beginning Spanish learners read the paragraph and conjugate the verbs in parentheses to complete the sentences. Although the focus is on grammar, read through the paragraph in English...
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Preterite vs. Imperfect #6

For Students 8th - 10th
Now that your class has mastered the preterite tense, introduce the imperfect tense. Give them a verb conjugation chart to help them complete this short exercise. There are -ar, -ir, and common verbs to conjugate. 
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Sequence of Events

For Students 10th - 12th
Your intermediate and advanced learners can expand their conversation skills when they learn how to express multiple past events in the same sentence. This reference guide provides helpful commentary, examples, and translations.
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The Preterite Tense

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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El Tiempo Pretérito-Más Información

For Students 7th - 8th
Here's a great reference guide on the preterite tense! The spelling changes with infinitive endings of -car, -gar, and -zar are covered, and the charts provided are easy to understand.  
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Jugar: Preterite Forms

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Practice the preterite form of "jugar" with this useful PowerPoint. There are eighteen fill-in-the-blank sentences for young scholars to complete. Tip: If you are showing this slideshow during whole class instruction, have students write...
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Using the Imperfect Tense & the Preterite Tense

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Mi vida loca

For Teachers 12th
At this point, your Spanish speakers are almost high school graduates! Have them reflect on their life thus far by creating a timeline of their life. Then, for each age range, have them write about two events on their timeline. Consider...
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Hoja De Práctica: El preterito y el imperfecto

For Students 9th - 10th
Three short exercises help your intermediate Spanish speakers identify when to use either the preterite or imperfect tense and how to use them both correctly. In the first exercise, they translate simple sentences that use either tense....
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Preterite Tense Boxed Sentences

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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El Pretérito: Preterite Tense

For Students 6th - 12th
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,...
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Preterite vs. Imperfect #4

For Students 9th - 11th
This bell-ringer is a great way to start the day after introducing the imperfect tense to your intermediate Spanish speakers! Your pupil reads the short paragraph and uses the words in parentheses to complete the sentences. There are 15...
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La canción del pretérito

For Students 6th - 9th
La cucaracha, la cucaracha! Use this catchy tune to help your beginning Spanish learners remember the preterite tense. Distribute this sheet, so everyone can sing along! 
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Preterite vs. Imperfect #5

For Students 9th - 10th
What is the imperfect tense or a Spanish preterite? After reviewing the tense and its conjugation with your intermediate Spanish class, provide them several opportunities to practice. Here's one that'd be the perfect bell-ringer...
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Preterite Tense: All Verbs #1

For Students 6th - 9th
Practice conjugating! Beginning Spanish speakers read the short paragraph, conjugating the verbs in parentheses. All verb types are included, so there are -ar, -ir, and -er verbs to conjugate in the preterite tense. 
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Preterite vs. Imperfect #3

For Students 6th - 9th
Hm, to use the preterite or the imperfect? That is the question with this short practice activity! Use it as a bell-ringer or a short homework assignment. Learners simply read the paragraph and conjugate the verbs in parentheses to...
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Preterite vs. Imperfect #1

For Students 9th - 10th
Consider using this half-sheet grammar focus as a pop quiz or bell-ringer to get the day started. Today's focus is using the imperfect tense and Spanish preterites. Your learners read the paragraph provided and use the verbs in...
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Preterite 1: hablar

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Complete twenty fill-in-the-blank sentences with the correct preterite form of the Spanish verb hablar in this colorful PowerPoint. What a great resource to implement prior to an assessment!
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El Preterito

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
The preterite form of verbs is explained in the second slide of this PowerPoint. It is followed by different examples of preterite endings for Spanish verbs and important tips. Tips: Introduce your lesson with this colorful PowerPoint!
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El Preterito

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Practice using the preterite form of various verbs with this PowerPoint. First, read about the different rules, complete the practice activities, and check your answers. This presentation provides practice for -ar, -ir, and -er verbs.
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La Gramatica De Amor

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students practice using the preterite tense of Spanish verbs. They conjugate all of the verbs used in class.
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Preterite

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conjugate Spanish verbs in the preterit tense. They repeat words back to the teacher, write and present sentences, and create a preterit cube, rolling the cube and conjugating are, er, and Ir verbs in the preterit tense.

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