I've used these quick conjugation workbooks in my GERMAN classes for a long time.
My students find them really useful for both practice and revision. These three workbooks focus on 25 high-frequency separable verbs in the present, perfect and imperfect tenses, each with 150 'quick' conjugations. Students are able to familiarize themselves with the concept of separating the prefix, which can be quite an unusual concept for some students. I use the workbooks in a range of learning contexts, such as independent work either in class time or at home, holiday refresher work, or individual activities for cover/sub lessons. My students like to have several opportunities to work through the conjugations, a couple of times a semester across a whole school year. This helps them to map progress in a very clear and structured way. .
Each workbook has ten pages with the following quick conjugations:
* Two alphabetical verb reference lists: GERMAN-ENGLISH and ENGLISH-GERMAN.
* Three conjugation challenges, each with 50 individual conjugations:
CHALLENGE 1: each verb conjugated in GERMAN across a range of pronouns,
with students writing the corresponding ENGLISH verb conjugation.
CHALLENGE 2: gives the infinitive of each verb in GERMAN, specifying the target
pronoun. Students write the corresponding verb conjugation in GERMAN.
CHALLENGE 3: students write the corresponding GERMAN verb conjugation, and
its infinitive, from an ENGLISH prompt.
* NOTES & NEXT STEPS sheet, which encourages students to think about how
their understanding of GERMAN conjugation works, what progress they have made,
what their targets for improvement might realistically be, and what they might
reasonably do in order to meet those targets. We sometimes do this together as
a whole-group discussion, which works well too.
There is also a 6-page ANSWER KEY booklet which my students really like to have,
either to self- or peer-assess - answer keys are also great time-saver for teachers, as
well as a way of encouraging students to really assume more responsibility for, and
independence in, their learning.
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