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Friendsheep: Preterite vs Imperfect


I keep thinking to myself…there has to be a better way to explain Preterite vs Imperfect verbs! My students often struggle to comprehend the “completed action vs. no definite beginning or end” etc. etc. etc. I haven’t figured out a better way to ‘explain’ it. But I figured perhaps through manipulating the language, identifying the differences, practice, practice, practice, etc., perhaps it’d reinforce the difference and students would be more successful.

I am SUPER EXCITED about the unit I created based on the youtube video  “Friendsheep“.

The unit includes a movie script and several worksheets which students will use to practice, identify and discuss preterite vs. imperfect. I made a speaking activity, where students walk around and have other students describe the picture they’re given. I’ll be trying the speaking activity on Monday. Fingers crossed it’s a raving success!

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‘ameDuri’s Back!’


I’m back! And loving it! (Who knew teaching would feel like a vacation compared to being a SAHM! Shout out to all you mama’s who stay at home. More power to you!)

I’ve been busy trying to revamp some partially done movie talks, classroom posters, flash cards etc.

Currently in my Spanish 2’s we’re working through a movie talk which correlates with ‘Jack Jack Ataca‘. I created an entire unit where students get repetition of various structures and reinforce vocabulary. I wrote this in the past tense. It is also a great way for students to practice identifying when/how to use both the imperfect and the preterite.

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How are you reinforcing the past tense through CI???