Teaching Spanish irregular present tense can be a little confusing. Try not to teach these verbs until your students have a strong grasp on conjugating regular verbs.
A common lesson taught when teaching the irregular present tense is the irregular YO forms. Here is a Power Point that teaches these.
This Spanish Irregular YO Verbs PowerPoints is a quick and simple Power Point teaches the Spanish Irregular YO forms in the present tense. The following verbs are included:
- -GO verbs (salir, caer, tener, etc)
- -OY verbs (dar, ser, estar, ir)
- SUPER Irregular (conocer, saber, ver)
This 24 slide presentation includes assessments throughout.
This PowerPoint uses the Inductive Method of teaching. This is where students are given several different examples of the Spanish Formal vs Informal using phrases and images. Students then determine what the differences are and create their own rules. This engages the student more in the presentation and helps them remember the material better since they are taking part in the learning themselves.
This is a great video by the infamous Sr. Mara taking on the irregular present conjugations:
While you’re teaching the irregular verbs here is a simple video teaching the SER conjugations: