Today I introduced the present perfect tense to my Spanish class. I started by giving them general guidelines about when to use the present perfect tense and then gave them instructions to start their scavenger hunt so that they could inquire and discover the patterns of present perfect tense independently.
I bought this scavenger hunt from TPT and put up the papers around my classroom. The students, armed with their clipboards and their student handout, set out to find the conjugations of a range of verbs in the present perfect. Once they had moved around the room from clue to clue and written the information down, they worked in pairs and groups to figure out the present tense conjugation of the verb HABER and identify the patterns of the regular past participles. This activity worked wonderfully and I was delighted that the students were able to work by themselves to figure out the rules of this verb tense. I think that I may be doing scavenger hunts on a regular basis!
I have been teaching French and Spanish for 13 years. I qualified and started teaching in the UK, and I currently work at Shanghai Community International School, China. I have experience teaching GCSEs and IB DP and MYP. Find out more about me within these blog pages or below at Linked In.