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Spanish - Figure Out: -ER and -IR Preterite Tense Verbs

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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This is the latest product of my new student-led learning series called Figure Out! This is Figure Out: -ER and -IR Preterite Tense Verbs! and is aimed toward Spanish 2 students.

These activities are used to introduce a new form of the preterite verb tense. In this case, it's -ER and -IR Preterite Tense Verbs. The concept behind the Figure Out! series is that students will completely teach themselves the new tense including:

1) how to form regular -ER and -IR preterite tense verbs

2) how to practice and write sentence with regular -ER and -IR preterite tense verbs

I suggest handing this activity out and explaining to students that they must use the clues within the text (in this case, a letter written to a friend about a party that happened last week), to figure out how to form -ER and -IR preterite tense verbs.

The second half of the activity includes writing complete sentences with -ER and -IR preterite tense verbs.

Note: Two versions of the letter are provided - the first has the conjugated -ER and -IR verbs underlined to help students, and the second does NOT have the conjugated -ER and -IR verbs underlined. These two versions will allow for differentiation in your classroom if you have students working at various levels.

An editable Word document and a PDF version are included. An answer key is also included.

This is a fantastic, interactive way to have students take ownership in their learning and teach themselves the new verb tense. I promise you that you'll be amazed with how many connections students will be able to make as they read this activity and complete the activities.

Check out other products from the Figure Out! series:

Figure Out: Spanish 1 - Bundle!

Figure Out: Spanish 1 - Bundle #2!

Figure Out: -ER Present Tense Verbs

Figure Out: -IR Present Tense Verbs

Figure Out: The Simple Future

Figure Out: Saber vs. Conocer

Figure Out: Reflexive Verbs

Figure Out: Present Progressive

Figure Out: Preterite -AR Verbs

Figure Out: The Imperfect

Figure Out: The Present Subjunctive

Figure Out: The Future Tense

Figure Out: The Conditional

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Total Pages
2 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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