I've created this resource to teach the perfect tense with être to my 6th Grade class. They were already familiar with the concept "je suis + verbs of movement" and I used a video from youtube as a lesson starter to introduce more verbs taking être in the past. Please point out to your students that in the video mourrir should be spelt mourir! The video can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbaOC_8u0fA if the hyperlink doesn't work.
PowerPoint and accompanying workpack designed to encourage pupils to use a variety of complex structures in their spoken and written French. I use it as a revision tool for pupils to use as part of their controlled assessment preparation. Please do let me know if you spot any mistakes.
Print out the cards and laminate them. Pupils work in pairs or small groups and race against each other to form the perfect tense with the cards after reading the infinitive and the subject from the PowerPoint. Good element of competition and really highlights how much (or little!) they actually know. Includes avoir and être verbs and agreement.
Can be easily adapted to suit your requirements too.
NEW EDITION ADDED. You need to print this in colour in order for it to work. Throw a die, land on a square and conjugate the verb in the correct tense. Get it wrong and go back three spaces. Very easy for you to edit to suit your groups.