Monday, March 18, 2013

Present Perfect Tense

IWBAT explain and properly use the present perfect verb tense.

1. Do Now: Simple Verb Tense & Grammar Review:
  • Part 1: Tackling Tenses: Identify whether the sentence is written in the simple past, simple present, or simple future tense: Click Here
  • Part 2: Irregular Past Tense Verbs: Play this game by yourself (a 1-player game). For each sentence or question, type in the correct past tense irregular verb form: Click Here

2. Watch a BrainPop! video about verb tenses.

3. Take notes on your reference sheet:
  • Review: Verb Tenses
    • There are three simple verbs:
      • PAST: describes actions that have already occurred
        • example: I walked.
      • PRESENT: describes actions that are currently occurring.
        • example: I walk.
      • FUTURE: describes actions that will occur.
        • example: I will walk.
  • The Present Perfect Verb Tense
    • The present perfect verb tense is used:
      • when the time period has not finished
        • example: I have seen three movies this week.
      • when the time period is not mentioned
        • example: Tamia has passed her exam again.
      • when the time is recent
        • example: Papa John has just arrived in San Francisco.
      • when "for" and "since" are used to indicate time.
        • example: Greg has lived her for 20 years.
        • example: Greg has lived here since 1993.
    • The present perfect tense is formed by writing: subject + have/has + past participle
      • The past participle of a verb is generally formed by adding -ed to the end of a verb. However, there are many irregular verbs.
        • examples: be --> been, become --> become, begin --> begun, do --> done
      • Have vs. Has:
        • use has with he, she, it, and singular subjects
        • use have with I, we, they, you, and plural subjects

4. Watch this rap video about the present perfect tense:

5. Practice on your reference sheet: Complete the backside of your reference sheet to practice using the present perfect tense.

6. Practice on Socrative: Continue practicing your present perfect skills on Socrative.

7. Additional Practice: For more practice with the present perfect tense, you can complete these activities: Activity #1 / Activity #2 / Activity #3

8. Exit Slip: Show what you have learned by taking an exit slip on Socrative.

The present perfect tense is used all the time!
Watch this video to see and hear song lyrics with the present perfect.

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