This verb conjugation game includes 7 activities divided into 5 categories focusing on the preterite tense and reflexive verbs as presented in chapter 2B of Realidades 2 © 2014. The 5 categories are: AR verbs, ER and IR verbs, reflexive verbs, “special verbs” (like ir, ver, and car-gar-zar verbs), and Un Poco De Todo—all the categories mixed together.
The computer randomly chooses a verb and provides various prompts to students for them to conjugate the verb and manipulate the reflexive object pronoun when appropriate. A more detailed description of the activities is found below.
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This activity is great for reinforcing the preterite tense endings. My struggling students say it helps them learn the endings and demonstrate a desire to do it several days in a row.
All activities can be either automated with an adjustable timer or you can use the manual mode to choose your own pace. Start by inviting your students to calmly shout out answers to the questions they see as a big group. Then perhaps have the computer randomly draw a student’s name and have him/her alone answer the question.
You can load the names of your students (up to 40) in the last four slides. If you have a student who is absent, you can mark him absent and his name will not appear. Displaying individual names is a great way to keep students on their toes. You can enter the names one at a time or load them up from a text file—very handy if you intend to purchase additional products in this series!
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Detailed description of the activities:
In activity #1, students are given a verb, its translation, and a person. Students are expected to correctly conjugate the verb in the present tense. You may choose to not show the translations of the verbs for any activity by adjusting the settings.
In activity #2 students are given a verb, its translation, and a person. Students are expected to create a question using those prompts in verb-subject order.
In activity #3 students see a simple question with a verb and respond to it. This activity forces students to think about the subject needed for a logical answer and produce the correct reflexive object pronoun when appropriate. You may alter the settings of the program to respond to questions in the first person (yo or nosotros) with either the first person or the second person (formal or informal).
In activity #4 students are given a person and a verb that is conjugated—students will change the verb to match a second subject. They will also see the infinitive and the translation of the verb.
In activity #5, students are given a verb, a translation of the verb, and a phrase with a subject and verb conjugated in the preterite tense. Students must change the verb to the present tense.
Activity #6 is similar to #5: Students are given a verb, a translation of the verb, and a phrase with a subject and verb conjugated in the present tense. Students must change the verb to the preterite tense.
In activity #7, students are given prompts to make sentence in the preterite tense. They will see a subject, a verb, the translation of the verb, and two randomly chosen words from the chapter. If the words chosen don’t seem appropriate for the verb displayed, you may press the arrows to draw a new word. In the beginning I set the timer to 60 seconds. By the end of the chapter students often need only 30 seconds.
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For a free sample of this type of product follow this link:
Verb Conjugation Game Para Empezar Realidades 2
Other verb conjugation games are available with these links:
Verb Conjugation Game Capítulo 1A Realidades 2
Verb Conjugation Game Capítulo 1B Realidades 2
Verb Conjugation Game Capítulo 2A Realidades 2
Verb Conjugation Game Capítulo 2B Realidades 2
Verb Conjugation Game Capítulo 3A Realidades 2
Verb Conjugation Game Capítulo 3B Realidades 2
Verb Conjugation Game Capítulo 4A Realidades 2
If you want to teach your students all the tenses and all three tenses, I highly recommend:
Automated Verb Conjugation Practice
Verb Conjugation Game Capítulo 2B Realidades 2
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