Spanish Present or Preterite Slides: ¿El Presente O El Pretérito?
This is a slideshow meant to help students practice their reading skills while recognizing the preterite tense of regular AR verbs.
I print out the first two slides on a double-sided sheet of paper for each student, which say simply say EL PRESENTE and EL PRETÉRITO. I ask students to hold up the correct tense as we read each slide in the presentation.
There are 20 slides that have a simple sentence in the present indicative or preterite tense. I read each slide aloud, and give students 5 seconds to hold up the correct tense. They can look around and compare their answers to the other students, and we discuss the correct answer and identify the conjugated verb in each sentence.
This is a perfect opening activity or quick formative assessment for the preterite tense.
I hope this slideshow save you prep time, and that you are able to use it with your classes year after year!