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I-Y preterite verbs | Grammar in Context

Guided notes and contextualized texts and activities for Spanish classes

Intermediate (Levels 2-4), Novice (Levels 1-2)
6 Pages
30 minutes

These two-page fill-in notes review regular preterite conjugations and then introduce students to verbs with i-y spelling changes in the preterite tense (ex: leer, caer, creer, etc.). They also feature an adaptation of the Three Little Pigs in which students can see these changes happening in context.

We recommend giving these notes after exposing students to i-y verb changers in context with this storytelling unit: RUIDOS EN LA NOCHE


Grammar in Context lessons from The Comprehensible Classroom are designed to create opportunities for students to notice grammar patterns as they are used in context. Every Grammar in Context lesson includes brief guided notes in English about the grammar pattern, followed by at least one Spanish-language reading that includes many instances of the pattern at hand plus activities that draw students' attention to the role it plays in creating meaning.

Grammar in Context lessons are not designed to be grammar practice for students, nor are they expected to result in the mastery of a grammar concept. Grammar in Context is a more acquisition-focused approach to grammar instruction; noticing the ways in which unique linguistic features impact the overall meaning of an utterance.


  • I always love your products. The grammar notes are excellent to summarize student learning after a unit. My students really appreciate the grammar concept explained since this is how they have learned Spanish in their previous years.

    Patricia M.
  • Even though I use CI in the classroom, I still feel the need to ¨do¨ grammar. These notes and exercises help with that internal conflict!

    Linda K.
  • I recently used this resource in my Spanish 2 class. It was a perfect way to explain the grammatical concepts after completing Somos 2 Unit 5. The students were able to understand the concepts through this highly engaging and clearly explained resource. Thank you for including several ways for them to practice these concepts in such a high quality way!

    Karen B.
  • I used this along with Martina Bex's Somos 2 Unit. Love all of her lessons! My students presented alternate endings to her fun version of the 3 Little Pigs and had a lot of fun with it!

    Kim D.
  • My students loved using this resource to review the preterite verbs. The text was engaging and they loved connecting it to what they had seen before.

    Angel I.

I-Y preterite verbs | Grammar in Context


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