1. Lesson Plan – Preterite vs Imperfect, Describing a Situation – Holidays (Vacation) and Family Celebrations [MEMBERS ONLY] – Students learn to use the indefinite and the imperfect tenses to speak about actions in the past. They also learn vocabulary related to vacations and familiar celebrations.
2. Lesson Plan – Preterite vs Imperfect – Talking About the Past [MEMBERS ONLY] – Students learn about Preterite and the Imperfect with an educational video. They do two separate practices to help them understand the difference. They tell a story in the past based on what they saw in short, silent video clips. PowerPoint presentation included.
3. Lesson Plan – Preterite vs. Imperfect – There are suggested activities to help students practice after the lesson. Also, they have storyboards about each theme which they can print and use in the classroom as a handout.
4. Lesson Plan – Preterite Verb Tense – This lesson plan suggests some activities like charades to help the students practice and have fun learning about preterite tense. They will be able to make sentences and conjugate verbs successfully.
5. Lesson Plan – Imperfect Verb Tense – With this lesson plan, students will become familiar with conjugations and uses of the verbs in the imperfect tense. This lesson plan suggests some activities like poems and songs that help students boost their understanding.
6. SER vs ESTAR Meaning Changes in Preterite and Imperfect – The Arts Lesson Plan [MEMBERS ONLY] – Students learn about the differences of Ser vs. Estar with a biography text from a famous singer. They use authentic biographical information in Spanish of important personalities from different art fields to do role plays using Ser and Estar.
7. Handout – Preterite vs Imperfect: Two Aspects of the Past Tense – Includes a detailed explanation about these tenses with examples.
8. Handout – Los usos del pretérito y el imperfecto – Explains the differences of these tenses, includes a list of verbs that changes meaning in the preterite, and two practice exercises.
9. Handout – Preterite vs. Imperfect – Explains the Preterite vs. the Imperfect with examples. Includes an assignment in English rather than Spanish where students see the connection between the two languages using the past tenses (preterite and imperfect).
10. Video – Pretérito vs. Imperfecto – It show students a detailed explanation about the uses of preterite and imperfect tenses. Use it to review the differences between these tenses.
11. Video – Preterite vs. Imperfect – This video explains the differences between the preterite and the imperfect by using the acronym SAFE WATERS.
12. Presentation – Preterite vs Imperfect [MEMBERS ONLY] – Includes a side-by-side comparison about preterite and the imperfect, conjugation charts and class practice.
13. Exercise – Pretérito e Imperfecto – Students translate sentences to Spanish using the correct verb conjugation.
14. Exercise – The Preterite and the Imperfect Tenses – In this online activity, students read a text about the story of Superman in Spanish and click to select the correct conjugation of each verb in preterite or imperfect. They also receive a short explanation about each selection.
15. Exercise – Preterite vs. Imperfect – Online practice exercise in two parts. Students combine the phrases and choose the correct form of the verb to form complete sentences. In the second part, students complete phrases in either the present tense or the past imperfect according to the adverbial time phrase given.
16. Exercises – 13 Online Exercises to Practice the Preterite vs Imperfect in Spanish – Here is a list of online exercises where your students can practice the preterite vs imperfect in Spanish.
17. Spanish Song – Mi niñez by Joan Manuel Serrat [MEMBERS ONLY] – This activity includes three cloze versions, full song lyrics, short artist bio, link to Youtube video and answer key.
18. Spanish Song – En el río by Amaral – En el río [MEMBERS ONLY] – This activity includes three cloze versions, full song lyrics, short artist bio, link to Youtube video and answer key.
19. Quiz – Preterite vs. Imperfect– Online quiz where students choose the correct conjugation to complete each sentence. They can submit the results via email to the teacher.