Do you have a student who struggles with which tense to use? Do you pull your hair out trying to follow their train of thought in their essays? I created this quick, 15 minute extension activity to help those students. It includes common trigger words for the present and the preterite as well as a quick practice activity.to put it into context. Note: I did not include the progressive or imperfect with this. This is strictly to help them decipher present from past.