In this hilarious lesson, students solve a 'murder' and have to guess the culprit, the scene, and the object of a crime by talking to other students and eliminating possible answers. It is the spoken version of CLUE, based on the use of irregular preterites and DO pronouns.
Each student receives the name of a person that they saw, a place they went, and an object they had. They then ask other students who they saw, where they were, and what they had, using tener, ver, estar in the preterite. The students respond with the preterite (yo) of the same verbs along with the DO pronouns. Once the student has asked everyone in the class, s/he makes a guess on the criminal, the place, and the weapon by finding the only items that haven't been crossed off on the list. If they guess wrong, the game continues, and if they guess right, they win the game.
The worksheet has two rounds of the activity including all the things that each student will need. More rounds can be made by replacing the suspect, the location and the 'weapon' with another from the list.
This is an excellent activity for oral practice of the irregular preterite with the DO pronouns, because the students have to talk to everyone in the class multiple times in order to accomplish the game (using tu and yo forms), and the students really get into it. This game is very feasible to do with no English whatsoever, and it can take around 40 minutes to accomplish both rounds. Have fun!
This lesson works well with Spanish 2-3, and models vocabulary from Realidades 2 3a (objects and locations in the city).