GERMAN PLUPERFECT TENSE CONJUGATION - GERMAN HIGH-FREQUENCY VERBS PLUPERFECT TENSE - I use these kinds of 'quick conjugation' workbooks in various 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.
I give my students lots of frequent and regular opportunities to work with conjugations, 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 with the pluperfect tense, students need to have a good grasp of the relevant auxiliary in the imperfect tense - there are verbs that require either haben or sein - and to get used to ensuring that the past participle is situated at the end of the clause or sentence. This workbook is about the correct conjugation of verbs, and does not look at word order specifically. Forming the past participle of a whole range of verb groups follows a certain pattern, which students are able to identify and predict the more they work with conjugation, 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:
: each verb is conjugated across a range of pronouns, and students write the corresponding English verb conjugation.
: this challenge gives the infinitive of each verb in German, specifying the target pronoun. Students write the corresponding verb conjugation.
: the prompt is in English, and students write the correct German verb conjugation, and its infinitive, from an English prompt.
There is also a 6-page ANSWER KEY booklet which students find really useful, and I actually consider essential for this type of workbook - either to self- or peer-assess - it's also a great time saver for teachers, as well as a way of encouraging students to really assume more responsibility for, and independence in, their learning.
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.
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