Activity Includes: basic to intermediate vocabulary
Now that students have learned each of the preterite categories and their exceptions, they are ready to put them all together into a unified story. Preterite takes a lot of practice for mastery, so the more verbs that students include in their stories, the better. As demonstrated in the model storyboard, the first cell is for students to create a color key for the preterite categories. The ensuing cells are for the student’s narrative. Each cell should include at least one preterite verb, if not more, and should be color coded according to the color key in the initial cell. As a starting point, have students include at least one verb from each category and at least 10 preterite verbs total. These minimums can of course be adjusted to fit different needs. Students should have at least six cells for their narrative.
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Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner