Dan Shields Extended Anticipation Guide Il Passato Prossimo Part 1: DECIDE Directions: Consider the reading from Prego (pgs. 101-109) on the passato prossimo (present perfect). Before reading the text indicate in the DECIDE column if it’s true or false, and support your view in the SUPPORT YOUR VIEW-Decide box. DECIDE True False X STATEMENT The passato prossimo is used to describe actions in the recent past or distant past connected to the present. RE-EVALUATE True False X Decide I don’t know SUPPORT YOUR VIEW Re-evaluate The passato prossimo is used to tell the audience about things someone has done. X The passato prossimo is formed with a helping (auxiliary) verb and a past participle. X Yes the passato prossimo uses a verb to work with a past participle. From the examples in the text and online, I see that the helping verb and the past participle (-ato, -uto, ito) X The passato prossimo uses avere or essere as a helping (auxiliary) verb. X The examples Mr. Shields used in class show both avere or essere. The passato prossimo uses avere or essere depending on whether the verb is transitive or intransitive. X The passato prossimo is always used by speakers in Southern Italy to describe the recent past AND distant past actions connected to the present. X This makes sense. The passato prossimo is always used by speakers in NORTHERN Italy to describe the recent past AND distant past actions connected to the present. The past participle ALWAYS agrees in gender and number with the subject of the verb. X Only with the verb essere does the past participle agree in gender & number. The past participle ALWAYS agrees in gender and number with the subject of the verb when the auxiliary verb is essere. X Part 2: EXPLORE WEBSITES WITH A PURPOSE Directions: Now that you have read the pages in Prego and have indicated your initial thoughts, please complete an activity online (http://www.quia.com/quiz/928563.html) to help you understand your strengths and weaknesses from the lesson, then please print out your responses from the Quia website and bring them to class tomorrow. Dan Shields Extended Anticipation Guide Part 3: RE-EVALUATE Directions: After discussing your results from the Quia website and your reading please go back to the RE-EVALUATE column and indicate whether after completing the reading and the homework you believe the statement is true or false. Then, in the SUPPORT YOUR VIEW-RE-EVALUATE box either justify the statement if it is true, or correct the statement if it is false.