For world language teachers, the verb chart is not a foreign concept and is very familiar. However, the traditional way of providing the chart of endings at the beginning of the unit (such as the endings of past tense verbs) isn't the best way. The miscommunication that it creates as well as the reliance the students have make it not as powerful as if they were presented at the end of the unit.
The British Council released a series of videos on grammar teaching. This one is centered on how to plan to teach grammar inductively. There's an emphasis on setting the environment in a way so the student can discover the idea on their own. Choosing the correct rules to focus on is important!
"What better way for students to practice their grammar other than actually using for themselves? Advanced learners can learn and correct their mistakes with teacher interaction and comments. They'll get more comfortable with the language with increased use. Lower level learners can also benefit, writing the simple sentences that they can, as it helps them master the basics and prepare them for the concepts in the future."
This is a section of a lesson of grammar in Foreign Language Teaching Methods. This one discusses how to restructure previously made lesson plans to be more inductive with their approach. This way, one doesn't have to create whole lesson plans from scratch which saves teachers work.
Research shows that teaching grammar in context imparts greater knowlege on the students. This article discusses the various studies done. There are also 12 examples of activities that can be done starting on page 99. My favorite is the 12th, telling a story and having the students fill in the blanks with the proper "where". This sort of activity would work well in beginner classrooms as well as advanced.
Grammar doesn't have to be an ordeal for both the students and teachers. Introducing the concept with a game or activity, suh as this ESL teacher suggests, prepares the students for the more formal lesson later.