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German Literary Texts- Goldlöckchen und die drei Bären lesson

German Literary Texts- Goldlöckchen und die drei Bären lesson

A lesson plan and materials for an hour lesson based on Goldlöckchen und die drei Bären from thegermanproject.com read aloud in slow German. The lesson consists of match up exercises, a listening gap fill,reading aloud and a script for groups to work on their pronunciation and perform in front of the class. There is also back up work provided for anyone who misbehaves.

By chloeb1995

German Phrases with English translation and meaning

German Phrases with English translation and meaning

German is such a beautiful language. German is alive, intuitive and sensitive. There are many phrases in German that fit perfectly into every situation. But you can not simply translate it into English. Then they sound funny and then "we have the salad". With this 48 Cards you can teach your students to use the right translation and also you can teach the real meaning of German phrases.

By aminascrafts

Erich Fried : Es ist was es ist

Erich Fried : Es ist was es ist

Easy poem, includes grammar and dictionary work (nouns, adjectives), translation and creative writing task. Will use with my afternoon option group but it can be used at any stage.

By EleanorRussell

German Idiom Posters

German Idiom Posters

17 colourful posters for your classroom, featuring German idioms and English translations. Good for cultural knowledge and extending learning for speaking and writing tasks. Also available for free here: http://www.thegermanclassroom.co.uk/displays/Idioms/Idioms.pdf

By thegermanclassroom

 Enjoy the summer in a new language!

Enjoy the summer in a new language!

Printable lesson aid for teachers to help get students excited about experiencing different languages and cultures this summer. It includes a calendar of key dates and conversation starters for lessons.

By t_bloore

Remedy Cards - great effective marking strategy

Remedy Cards - great effective marking strategy

If your pupils are making the same literacy errors over and over again try giving them one of these A5 cards to help them understand the remedy. There is one for spelling, one for capitalisation, one for tenses, one for word order, one for adjective agreement and cases. Pupils use the card as a reading ruler with the next few pieces of work - checking each line of their work against the rules set out on the card. Over a short time it should help raise awareness of key errors and encourage students to check their work in a more productive fashion. When used consistently the cards help eliminate mistakes and increase independent checking of work. When students feel they have achieved their target to improve they stick the card in their book with a pupil comment about the impact it has had. These have proved so effective with my students they voted them the single most effective piece of support they were given all year last year.

By s.barfoot

The Brothers Grimm

The Brothers Grimm

Nothing major here, but good for cover work or possibly as a starter activity for a cultural lesson. I used this as an extra activity for pupils in a low ability Year 7 group to do once they had finished a speaking assessment in class. Pupils read a short text on the Brothers Grimm and their most famous fairy tales (Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella etc), then answer some questions.

By LudwigVonDrake

World Book Day

World Book Day

Powerpoint and accompanying vocab help sheet for writing a book review in German. The Powerpoint inroduces a sample text, plus exercises and a template for pupils to use to create their own review, writing in 3 tenses!

By RonnieTheRedPanda