Preschool German resources: texts

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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'!

By 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.

By 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.

By 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.

By 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.

By 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.

By 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.

By 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.

By 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.

By TheMFLTeacher

Kagen Table Labels in German

Kagen Table Labels in German

These are small squares which can be printed off, laminated and stuck to your classroom tables to introduce Kagen techniques to your German classes. I have created examples in sets of 4, but these can be edited. They go three ways: by A/B, by 1-4, or by table. Enjoy!

By swillard8

IB German Reading/Writing/Speaking Resources

IB German Reading/Writing/Speaking Resources

Resources to develop Ab Initio / Standard / Higher German exam skills in the Reading / Writing and Speaking exams. Included: Cultural starters to develop pupils intercultural competence and knowledge. Paper 2 Writing help, frames and guides Paper 1 Reading guide and practice questions Speaking activity to develop picture description

By swillard8