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The Imperfect
Carey Hansard
    3-5 days

Lesson created on 12/17/1999 1:04:03 PM EST.
Last modified 3/1/2000 10:37:07 AM EST.

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Abstract  (help)

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.

National Standards  (help)

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

Pre-requisite Skills  (help)

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.

Teacher Information  (help)

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.

Assessment  (help)

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.

Student Activity  (help)

Technology Requirements/Integration  (help)

In order to use the website provided, a computer with internet access is necessary.

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