Present Perfect: Since and For

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Present perfect tense doesn't mean that something is perfect, just that it's continuing from the past into the present. Demonstrate proper usage of present perfect verb tense with a slideshow presentation, which features a passage about Bill Gates as an example.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide the practice questions as a warm-up before the presentation, allowing learners to check their answers as the slides come up
  • Have the class watch the presentation at home or in a computer lab before a grammar lesson the next day
Classroom Considerations

  • Includes sound effects, which might be distracting for some learners
  • Designed for English learners, but provides helpful instruction review for mainstream classes as well
Pros

  • Provides a helpful list of irregular past participles
  • Includes a reading passage about Bill Gates, which sparks interest in a technologically savvy class 
  • Diagrams of sentences with present perfect verb tense help learners to see the event on a timeline
Cons

  • None