This unit presents the preterit and imperfect tenses together and how to distinguish between them. The entire fable project is also included in this unit. Please note that the project requires about 30 class days and can be shortened as needed. Alternative schedules are provided in the lesson plan PowerPoint.
Lesson plans for each day of the unit with instructions on how to use the included activities.
Student notes and guided notes on using the preterit and imperfect tenses together
Two practices that reinforce the preterit and imperfect tenses and ask students to state why they believe the tense they chose is the correct one.
The pictures I use daily for speaking
My anticipatory set slides for the unit
Also included is a "Project-Based Learning" activity in that students read fables that are available for free online (link is printed on project and in lesson plan PowerPoint or google Peruvian Fables), deduce the uses of the imperfect and preterit tenses, complete some reading comprehension activities, and complete the project by writing their own original work using a moral from a fable in the book. The final component includes a written and speaking component with instructions and rubrics.
My students are expected to use Google Drive or something similar so they can share their work at certain points and I can provide them feedback throughout the writing process.