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GERMAN LANGUAGE: Sprüche und Rätsel - 11 Short Readings for German Students

GERMAN LANGUAGE: Sprüche und Rätsel - 11 Short Readings for German Students

This is a set of 11 short stories in German that are sayings meant to teach a moral or vocabulary puzzles that have students try to decide what is being described. These would good for students with some German background. Levels 2-3 or A.2. See other Hin and Her German Short Story Resources From the Hin und Her collection of German short stories, which played a key role in maintaining and developing the German language of the US German population during the highest years of immigration. I've included the original text and have added images, a key vocab section and follow up questions to extend vocab aquistion and grammatical knowledge. Easy to use in any beginner level course. They would take about 15 minutes each. PDF and Word Format. ☀☀☀ PLEASE FOLLOW ME FOR NEW PRODUCT UPDATES ☀☀☀
Busybugsy
Colourful German Christmas Super- bundle

Colourful German Christmas Super- bundle

Start your lesson with a thinking skills puzzle problem solving snowman-themed activity. Then move on to an array of Christmas-themed activities constructed around the same set of vocabulary. A 65-slides presentation to introduce the German Christmas vocabulary, a vocabulary list, 2x2 differentiated word searches ,2x2 differentiated crossword puzzles, mini-picture-flashcards with the new words for reading or to play memory/pairs or snap, a set of sequencing cards, a page with word search solutions as well as explanations for the clues to the puzzles and finally a list of suggestions for use and differentiation.
MosaiK
Tarsia puzzle template

Tarsia puzzle template

Type in a word/phrase it the TL on one line and then the equivalent in English opposite it (as in the example). Do this within each inner section and then cut it up into cards. Pupils must then form a triangle with the cards by matching the TL to the English. Instructions are in the notes section of the PPT. It's worth Googling 'Tarsia puzzles'!
TheMFLTeacher
Sentence Race - template

Sentence Race - template

Groups of 3 or 4. Choose a pupil at random to choose a number. Click on the number (on your computer) to reveal a word. All pupils have 30 seconds to write a sentence using that word. The most impressive (and correct) sentence wins a point for their team.
TheMFLTeacher
Sentence Builder - template

Sentence Builder - template

Students choose a number and have to make a sentence with the word shown. Depending upon ability, they could make new sentences with the following words chosen, or they could try to make a story with the following words.
TheMFLTeacher
Sentence Auction - template

Sentence Auction - template

You must buy sentences at every shop. Each sentence costs 1€. Each sentence is worth a different amount of winnings. Draw your Euros into your winning column. If you run out of Euros in your bank, you can use your winnings to buy sentences. The winners have the most Euros. Full instructions in the notes section of the PPT.
TheMFLTeacher
Reading Challenge template

Reading Challenge template

One of my personal favourites! Have a reading text in the box. In 2 teams, pupils choose a word to find in the text. The pupils don’t know what each word is worth. Click on the word they have chosen when they have correctly identified it in the text and their score will be revealed. The winning team is the team with the highest score once all words have been found in the text. 3 slides with different scores.
TheMFLTeacher
Mastermind template

Mastermind template

For pairwork activities. Full instructions are on the document, but the basic idea is that pupils try to guess each element of a phrase or short paragraph in a limited amount of attempts.
TheMFLTeacher
Fading texts template

Fading texts template

Use the space on each slide to enter the words/phrases you want pupils to memorise whilst they’re fading automatically. They could then either write them out or translate them either during the fade or after. Each slide takes 10, 20 and 30 seconds to fade out.
TheMFLTeacher
End translations template

End translations template

Using the template on the slides, show one sentence at a time on the board. At the end, type in the three boxes three possible answers, but make them obscure. Pupils vote on the ending they want (A, B or C). They then race to translate the sentence on their mini boards.
TheMFLTeacher
Dice rolling paragraph template

Dice rolling paragraph template

Pupils work in pairs to produce a paragraph on any given topic. They take it in turns to roll the dice. The phrase corresponding to their number is the one they have to use. When they’ve completed it, they then learn it. Good practice for learning to learn! They must also check that the phrase makes sense. If it doesn’t (incorrect tense, etc.), they must roll again. It’s a good idea to print this off as well.
TheMFLTeacher