GERMAN FUTURE TENSE - GERMAN GRAMMAR - 150 GERMAN VERB CONJUGATIONS FOCUSING ON THE FUTURE TENSE - I've created a series of 'quick conjugation' workbooks for my students to use in a range of learning contexts - for example in directed class time or learning at home, holiday refresher work. I have folders with workbooks ready for students to select during our 'free-choice' time, so that they can decide themselves what particular verbs and forms they most need to work on. The workbooks are most effective when students have regular and frequent opportunities to engage with them, and we discuss as a whole-group what our progress is - we use the Notes and Next Steps template to guide this discussion.
I've selected 25 high-frequency German verbs for the workbook, including regular, irregular and separable verbs. I find it useful to remind students of a number of things when focusing on or revising tense and verb conjugation. For example, there are certain differences in usage between the future tense in English and German. Students also need to have a good grasp of the relevant auxiliary, in this case werden in the present tense - and to get used to ensuring that the accompanying key
verb in the infinitive form is situated at the end of the clause or sentence. The workbook doesn't look at usage or word order though - its focus is solely on the correct conjugation of verbs, and does not look at word order specifically. Conjugating werden in the present tense, and placing it together with the accompanying verb in the infinitive form is quite a fixed pattern, with which students become very familiar and confident the more they work with conjugation in this tense - and these quick conjugations will certainly help to embed that successfully.
There are ten pages in the workbook, which has the following structure:
* Two alphabetical verb reference lists: German-English and English-German.
* Three differentiated conjugation challenges, each with 50 individual conjugations:
Conjugation Challenge 1: each verb is conjugated across a range of pronouns, and students write the corresponding English verb conjugation.
Conjugation Challenge 2: this challenge gives the infinitive of each verb in German, specifying the target pronoun. Students write the corresponding verb conjugation.
Conjugation Challenge 3: the prompt is in English, and students write the correct German verb conjugation, and its infinitive, from an English prompt.
There are 6 pages in the answer key book - for me, answer keys are an essential and integral part of learning with these kinds of workbooks - they give my students an additional opportunity to engage with language, they certainly help them develop more independence in their learning, and they genuinely enjoy 'correcting' their own, and especially each other's work!
Have a look at this free quick conjugation workbook sampler, which will give you a good idea of how the workbooks are structured, and if they're going to work well in your classroom.
VIELEN DANK UND VIEL SPAß BEIM KONJUGIEREN!