Teach the preterite meaningfully in the context of culture!
Read about the band Camila and their hit song Todo cambió, which was later covered by the Puerto Rican a cappella group Nota. The reading is in Spanish and suitable for second year students!
The song activities are designed to help students notice the preterite tense in context. Students fill in the missing preterite verbs, then categorize them into -AR or -ER/-IR verbs, and finally fill in the blanks in a song summary by transforming the perspective from first to third person.