By popular demand! One of the most popular preterite vs. imperfect activities is now has a holiday theme! Whether you are just learning preterite vs imperfect or you want a Navidad-themed activity that also provides meaningful grammar review, this activity is for you!
Let students see preterite and imperfect verbs in a context they hear often... holiday movie synopses! This activity has 4 movie synopses - 1 for Elf, 1 for Home Alone, 1 for A Christmas Story, and 1 for The Santa Clause. If a student hasn't seen any or all of the movies, that's totally ok!
The synopses each have 15 past tense verbs. The students get a 1/2 sheet for each one where they mark whether the verbs were preterite or imperfect and the reason for each one.
You could project each passage and use it as a warm up activity several days in a row. Or you could do them all in one day as a group reading activity. Or you could post them around the room and make it a stations activity - there are lots of options! This is a great comprehensible input reading activity, and it also includes a writing prompt for students to write their own description at the end!
Answer keys included. :)
This product is also available as part of my Preterite Vs Imperfect Bundle
This activity is also part of my Christmas Activity Pack
This product is also available as part of my Guess the ___ Reading Bundle
These activities primarily focus on the ACTFL language comparison and interpretive communication standards.
Going paperless? You can use the PDF documents in the Notability app for students to add their writing or even have them submit their answers to you electronically.
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