As teachers, we’ve all been there and seen it happen. As soon as a new tense is introduced, students struggle to move between what they already know and the new material they are learning. In addition, no student likes to sound like a toddler when they speak in another language. The answer? Add in complexity! Students will review and master how to move between tenses to express more complex thoughts.
Based on the framework by Erin Gilreath, these activities encourage students to build better, more complex sentences.
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Classroom Activities in this packet:
*These require some knowledge of vocabulary about common places and activities, such as beach, mall, swimming pool, etc.; you may need to edit the questions or define words for students.
1. Interpretive Activity Worksheet:
5 logical/illogical questions
5 sentences to be put in order of a story
2. Writing Worksheet:
6 preterite sentences with space for 3 rewrites
3. Mingle Card:
16 preterite questions to practice verbally asking and giving information while getting signatures to prove completion
*Zip file includes both PDF and editable Word Doc