In this lesson, the students will learn the concept of the other past tense, the imperfect. They will have already had the concept of the preterite. They will need to be taught the endings and that the imperfect is used for the past when something used to happen frequently, or was a continuous action in the past. In order to do this, the students will see a Power Point presentation for the presentation of the material. They will have practice via the textbook and worksheets. They may also use the suggested web site for practice on the computer.
Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language
Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own
Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting
Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics
Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions
The students must be able to conjugate verbs and recognize different subjects in Spanish. We will also have discussed one of the past tenses so that they have a basis for the uses of the imperfect.
Be sure to point out the possible translations of the imperfect endings. For example, would is a possible translation when discussing things that happened in the past. That doesn't mean that all translations of would would require the imperfect.
You could give a written test for conjugation comprehension. You could also give a computer type test using the web site provided. You can look at the student's answers as they take the test and they can check their answers on their own.