Spanish Preterite Tense TPRS Stories Distance Learning

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Angie Torre Spanish and French
Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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24 pages
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My students enjoyed these stories very much! It is very difficult to find stories just in the preterite and these stories definitely achieved that!
Worked well with SPA 2 class. Adjusted and gave a word wall as an accommodation for students who require it.


Spanish Preterite Tense TPRS Stories are understandable for students who have not yet studied the imperfect tense. Students read, listen to, write, and talk about events in the past: Six original stories with accompanying activities that provide comprehensible input to practice preterite Spanish. Digital versions are included for distance learning. Appropriate for middle and high school students.


  • “The stories are different enough to keep kids interested while also being able to incorporate the same vocabulary. This kept my students busy for one week while we learned the preterite. Definitely worth the money.”

  • “Fun stories with a good variety that I can continue to use throughout the year. My students enjoy acting these out and seeing how much they can understand.”

  • “My students had great fun acting out one of these stories. Very happy with my purchase.”


Six original TPR stories, all in Spanish, with accompanying activities:

  • True/false questions
  • Complete the sentence
  • Answer the questions
  • Cloze activities/assessments

All have answer keys. Stories are funny and capture the attention of the students.

Few textbooks have enough comprehensive input to enable students to assimilate and produce language fluidly. These stories provide the necessary repetition in context and manipulation of the language to ensure students can communicate freely about past events.

 ⭐️ Spanish TPRS Story #1: Amanda’s has a harrowing experience during her flight to Israel. Includes the following activities:

  • True/False comprehension activity
  • Cloze activity in which students write in the missing verbs in the preterite tense.

⭐️ Spanish TPRS Story #2: El mal novio. Written in the first person. My boyfriend, Juan, cheated on me, and I saw him with the other girl. What did I do? Written in the Spanish preterite tense with the following preterite practice Spanish activity for more repetition in context:

  • Cloze activity in which students write missing verbs in the preterite tense: Escribe el verbo en el pretérito en los blancos.

⭐️ TPRS Story #3: La mala cita. True story about a bad date I went on. Includes the following:

  • Instructions for the teacher
  • Vocabulary and TPRS Story
  • Comprehension questions: Escribe “verdad” o “falso”.
  • Activity in which students answer questions about the story using the preterite tense: Contesta las preguntas.

⭐️ Practice Preterite Spanish TPRS Story #4: El pasajero tonto. Poor Paco encounters a myriad of comical problems during his trip to Chicago. For example, he fights with a woman for a suitcase he believes is his, only to find out it is not his at all. How embarrassing! The story includes the following resources:

  • Instructions for the teacher
  • Vocabulary in Spanish and English
  • Story
  • Comprehension activity in which students read the sentences and write True or Falso: Cierto o falso
  • Completa la oración: Students complete the sentences with the correct word in Spanish
  • Ejercicio 3, Contesta las preguntas: Students answer the questions in Spanish in the present tense
  • Cloze activity in which students write in the missing verbs in the Spanish preterite tense

⭐️ Spanish TPRS Story #5: Juan is a detective and is tasked with finding el asesino. Resources include:

  • Props and volunteers needed
  • Vocabulary
  • Story written in the past using the Spanish preterite tense
  • Practice preterite Spanish activity in which students write True or False in Spanish: ¿Cierto o falso?

Spanish TPRS Story #6: This story reinforces the preterite tense of the verbs DAR and VER in Spanish. It includes:

  • Props and student roles
  • Vocabulary in Spanish and English
  • TPR Story
  • True/False activity: Sentences are written in the Spanish preterite tense. Students read the sentences and decide if they are true or false.

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

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You may also be interested in: Spanish Preterite Pretérito PowerPoint & TPR Story

For the Preterite Eight Stations, click here: Preterite Eight Stations

For the Irregular Preterite TPR Story, click here: Irregular Preterite TPRS

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For more TPR stories, engaging PowerPoints, and activities, please visit my website: Best PowerPoints for Spanish

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Preterite Practice Spanish TPRS stories by Angie Torre are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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