Activity Overview

Activity Includes: basic to intermediate vocabulary

Although the preterite tense has many categories and irregularities, there are also many verbs that fall into the regular -AR and regular -ER/-IR categories. The following storyboard activity is meant to help students practice using this regular pattern and sets of Spanish preterite endings. Have students select the traditional storyboard design and include six cells, one for each verb conjugation. Students could either separate -AR verbs and -ER/-IR verbs into two separate storyboards or they can combine them into one as demonstrated here.

For either setup, have students include a separate box for the appropriate ending in each cell as shown. In the combined model, these displayed endings should be color coded. Students will then create scenes and write original sentences for their selected regular -AR and -ER/-IR verbs. This activity can be advanced or simplified with vocabulary and other grammar. You may have students complete the activity once or various times to practice different regular -AR and -ER/-IR verbs. The model storyboard only includes cells for the yo, tú, and él forms, but students should also complete cells for the nosotros, vosotros, and ellos forms.

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Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 9-12

Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)

Type of Assignment Individual

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