“After the verb 'to love', 'to help' is the most beautiful verb in the world."
Bertha von Suttner (Czech-Austrian novelist ~ 1843 - 1914)
I ate a salad.
I washed the car.
I did my homework.
I went back to the library.
I flew to Bonn on Tuesday.
Have your students learned das Perfekt and now need some reinforcing activities to help perfect their skills ?
Here are six activities to allow your students to practice das Perfekt - the Present Perfect Tense or the Conversational Past Tense.
Included are both 'haben' and 'sein' verbs, however, you can change the verbs used to fit whatever your students have learned.
Ich habe niemals ... (small group activity)
Das Kapitänspiel (verbs with 'haben', 'sein', and -ieren verbs ~ team activity)
Partner-Interview (verbs with 'sein')
Zwei Wahrheiten und Eine Lüge (small group activity)
* Verbs with 'haben'
* Verbs with 'sein'
* Verbs with 'haben'
* Verbs with 'haben' and 'sein'
* Verbs with 'haben' and 'sein'
Answer keys to all quizzes.
Plus-Punkte Sheet ~ a unique way to reward the winners in vocab games
The quizzes can easily be changed if you want to remove verbs that take 'sein' or add other verbs your students are familiar with.
Your students will get lots of oral practice with familiar verbs in friendly competition and have the chance to show artistically their comprehension of das Perfekt as well.
All instructions, interview charts, overheads, rubrics, quizzes, and answer keys are included.
Everything is classroom-ready so you can use these activities with no muss and no fuss. (35 pages)
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* Back-To-School Review * Pac For German .. 10 activities for 10 days to ease your students back into German ..
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* The Color * Game For German Class .. Vorsicht. This can get pretty exciting ! ..
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* Wortwolke ~ Word Cloud Activity * Pac For German .. Be prepared for Excitement with a capital E ! ..
* Mein Ringbuch ~ Setting Up A German Notebook .. It's free ..
* Open House ~ Sign-In Sheet for German Class .. It's free ..
* Info*Blatt ~ Student Information Sheet .. It's free ..
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* German Cognates .. Easy & engaging activities exposing students to
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Customs & Life in Germany
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* German Baby * Names .. It's free ~ Most students like the cachet of having a special German name
for German class ~ here are some easy-to-use, A to Z lists for them to choose from ..
* Wedding * Customs In Germany .. Fun to talk about right before Valentinstag. ..
* Let's Talk Business: In German .. Perfect, too, for after the AP Exam. ..
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* German-American Day Activities * Pac .. For October 6th ~ Easy activities to make this day special. ..
* Mamie Eisenhower * Think Pink .. It's free. ..
Mamie was our last First Lady to be born in the 1800s.
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* German Halloween Word Search .. It's free ..
* November 1st * Tombstone Project For German .. Nice for Allerheiligen ~ German burial customs. ..
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* Burt Wolf * Christmas In Germany .. Viewable online ~ link is provided ..
* Burt Wolf * Christmas In Vienna .. Most of Burt's 25-minute travel documentaries are viewable online ~ links
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* Burt Wolf * Christmas In Vienna .. Film-Fragen only ~ viewable online ~ link is provided ..
* Murmeltiertag Activity * Pac .. Germany's connection to Groundhog Day ..
* Liebeszettelchen von Amor ♥ Valentinstag .. Good practice for AP German students correcting Cupid's mistakes ..
* Ein Liebesbrief ♥ A Love Letter From Beethoven .. The love letter to his mysterious 'Immortal Beloved' ..
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Assessments & Projects & Activities
* Final * Exam For German 1 .. Both written and oral parts ..
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* Lotto * Pac For German .. Review more than just numbers with Bingo - a fun way to reinforce vocabulary, too. ..
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* Battleship * Pac For German .. Good oral practice of verb tenses. ..
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* Word Wise Vocab * Pac For German .. Nice for expanding the vocabulary of your AP German students. ..
* Berlin ~ Post-War Timeline .. You can't help but mention this iconic symbol
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* Switzerland * 26 Fun Facts .. A fun introduction to another German-speaking country ..
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* German Verbs * The -ieren Verbs .. Also useful for AP German students ..
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* Scherenschnitte .. Nice project using adjectives ..
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* Die Familie ~ German Family Unit Activities .. With a German-American celebrity family tree ..
* Beethoven 250 .. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in 2020 ..
Great Films & Documentaries
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.. The 1936 Berlin Olympics. Nicely done bio-pic for Black History Month. ..
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