Let students see preterite and imperfect verbs in a context they hear often... movie synopses! This activity has 4 movie synopses in a Powerpoint presentation - 1 for Pitch Perfect, 1 for Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 1 for Remember the Titans, and 1 for Frozen. 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 product is also available as part of my Guess the ___ Reading Bundle
If you are teaching Spanish 3, this product is also available as part of my Spanish 3 Mega-Bundle
These activities primarily focus on the ACTFL language comparison and interpretive communication standards.
Going paperless? This is intended to be projected as a PPT. 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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