Spanish Preterite PowerPoint | TPR Story & Interactive Notebook Activities

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Angie Torre
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This 99-slide Preterite/Pretérito PowerPoint and activities begins and ends with comprehensible input in Spanish. It covers all of the regular preterite verbs including those with orthographic and stem changes. Digital activities are included for distance learning.

It includes the following in this order:

~Comprehensible input using mostly -ar verbs with the “yo” form

~Formation of -ar conjugation in the preterite

~Comparison of, “trabajé” and “que trabaje”

~Practice in which students write complete sentences in Spanish using the preterite tense of -ar verbs

~Explanation of the hard and soft sounds and spelling changes: car-qué, gar-gué, and zar-cé in the “yo” form

~Check for understanding in which students write complete sentences in the "yo" form

~Competition and practice of orthographic changes in which students write complete sentences in the pretérito.

~Bonus points for answering questions using the preterite tense

~Formation of -er and -ir conjugation in the preterite tense

~ Check for understanding

~Comparison of the present tense (stem-changing) and the preterite tense (no stem change). For example: “vuelvo” y “volví”

~Check for understanding in which students write complete sentences in Spanish changing the present tense to the preterite tense.

~Explanation of stem-changing (e-i) -ir verbs

~Practice conjugation of the following verbs: pedir, servir, repetir, freír, seguir, vestirse, divertirse

~Explanation of stem-changing (o-u) -ir verbs (morir-murió, dormir-durmió)

~Check for understanding

~Explanation of -ir verbs with the vowel in the stem (change to “y” - se cayó)

~Competition in context in which students change the present tense to the preterite. Some irregular verbs mixed in.

~Bell work activity in which students answer questions and change sentences with errors to logical sentences. The teacher must change the names to the names of students in his/her class.

~Spanish TPR Story using the preterite tense. The TPR story is about a messy girl who suddenly becomes neat because…

The image of the pig is from Microsoft

The activities include the following:

~Vocabulary for the TPR Story

~TPR Story

~True/false activity

~Activity in which students complete the sentence with the appropriate word

~Activity in which students answer questions about the story

~Regular Verbs Interactive Notebook Activity

~Regular Verbs Trifold

~Irregular Verbs Interactive Notebook Activity

~Flip Book for all Preterite in which students conjugate and complete the cloze sentences

See the Interactive Notebook Activities here: Spanish Preterite Interactive Notebook Activities

Also included are the following student handouts

~CAR GAR ZAR verbs

~-AR and -ER Stem-changing Verbs

~Regular Preterite

~Irregular Preterite and expressions used with the preterite tense

~Meaning of verbs with preterite vs. imperfect

~Summary of all the preterite

~Stem-changing Verbs

This curriculum works best if the irregular preterite is taught first as some irregular verbs are included. All activities are in context.

To learn how to teach a story using TPR Strategies and see me teach a sample story, click here: Youtube Video of How To Tell TPRStory

To see me teach a TPR Story to my Spanish class, click here: Teaching a TPR Story

You might also be interested in the Irregular Preterite PowerPoint: Irregular Preterite PowerPoint

For more activities in the preterite, you might also like: Preterite Eight-Stations Activity

For more TPR Stories in the preterite, you might like Travel TPRS or Preterite TPRS

Here you will find a TPR Story using the irregular preterite: TPRS Irregular Preterite

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Total Pages
128 Power Point slides; 135 documents
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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