Friday, May 23, 2014

Haber y los Tiempos Compuestos

Who doesn't have a hard time with the perfect tenses?!  At least at first, they can be very confusing, especially to those students who might not have a strong grip on their own language.  I often find that students are unable to distinguish between "have verbed" and "had verbed" in English, and that makes explaining it in Spanish even more difficult.

Using the perfect tenses may be quite difficult, but forming them really isn't necessarily very hard.  The participles are fairly straightforward and there are just a few forms of haber to learn.  Even so, it is nice to have everything organized and in one spot for studying purposes.

As I look closer at the image now, I see that one of my students is confused about which forms of haber go where, so do not use this one as an example.  I will track her down and help her make corrections early next week.  One does not want to be studying the wrong thing after all.

If you want the template to use in your classes, you can click the image above or you can click here to download it.

As always, it would be great to hear from you if you find something useful here.  Its great to connect with my fellow Spanish teachers in the world.

Hasta pronto, 



michelle metcalfe said...

Hola Anna,

I love your posts and your materials. Your Dia de la Tierra mini-unit kept my students busy for over a week!

I really like your trifold for the perfect tenses - I was wondering how you define/explain WEIRDO verbs to your students. Any cool tricks?

Mil gracias,

Anne K said...

Hola Michelle, I'm so excited to learn that you were so successful with the Día de la Tierra lesson. I hope your kids enjoyed themselves, spoke a lot of Spanish, and learned a little about being responsible citizens. :-) As for the WEIRDO verbs, I think I have just the thing for you. I'm going to put some polish on it and I'll try to post it later tonight.

Thanks for being a reader of my blog and for using my Teachers Pay Teachers materials. I'm genuinely grateful and humbled by your kind words.


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