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KS3/text level German Reading arrow-whole lesson introduction to reading strategies

KS3/text level German Reading arrow-whole lesson introduction to reading strategies

This tried and tested approach to reading provides a visual strategy which can be applied to a wide variety of texts in a second language or in English, improving not only language skills, but also general literacy. Particularly useful when exploiting authentic materials, it can equally be applied to more traditional texts and, once embedded, enables students of all ages to work successfully with more complex source materials than would otherwise have been the case. This resource models the strategy with a simple German text, however it can be applied to texts of a wide range of difficulty. It includes a ten slide teaching presentation to introduce the strategy, comprehensive teaching notes accompanied by thumbnails of all the materials, plus student sheets and the strategy arrow, which can be laminated for repeated use. The resource is also available modelled with a French text and with a Spanish text.
Languages-in-Practice
beginners German resources

beginners German resources

A set of resources I have used with pupils in their first year of learning German: a few puzzles, a set of flashcards and a present tense worksheet. Topics include clothes, shops, food and drink. Save 50% on the price of these individual resources by buying the bundle.
jac42
KS4 GCSE German Keyword Quiz Collection - Vokabeltest

KS4 GCSE German Keyword Quiz Collection - Vokabeltest

This is a temporary offer to celebrate Oktoberfest! It includes 4 key-word tests based on the GCSE specifications: -Cinema & TV -Food & Eating Out -Describing myself and my family -German Customs & Festivals The questions take a number of formats. Differentiation can be achieved by adjusting team sizes (or, indeed, having students work individually). Question instructions are in German, and the presentation features high quality graphics and animations.
Maxi88
15 German Tongue Twisters

15 German Tongue Twisters

15 German tongue twisters a bit of fun for the beginning or the end of a lesson, or end of term. You'll get the video to hear how they (should) sound and the slides to let the students have a go for themselves.
angelikadavey
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.
chloeb1995
German Game- Lesespiel "Transportmittel"

German Game- Lesespiel "Transportmittel"

Dies ist ein sehr effektives Lesespiel um spielerisch das Lesen zu üben und den Wortschatz zu erweitern. In diesem Produkt werden Transportmittel behandelt. Mitspielen können bis zu 32 Schüler. Besonders geeignet ist dieses Spiel für: * die Grundschule * Legasthenietraining * Deutsch als Fremdsprache mit Kindern Das Material beinhaltet eine farbige und eine schwarz/weiße Variante. Für weitere Infos und eine Spielanleitung beachte bitte die Vorschau. Folgende Transportmittel werden behandelt: Flugzeug Motorrad Kreuzfahrtschiff Rollerkates Krankenwagen Segelschiff Bus Heißluftballon Fahrrad Surfbrett U-Boot Feuerwehrauto Hubschrauber Limosine Skier Ruderboot Minivan Roller Wohnwagen Auto Dreirad Streifenwagen Laskraftwagen/LKW Zug Taxi Schlauchboot Floß Yacht U-Bahn Skateboard Rakete -------------------------------- This is a very effective reading game. Up to 32 students can play. This game is especially suitable for: * primary school * Dyslexia training * German as a foreign language with children The material includes a colored and a black / white set.
aminascrafts
Exploiting songs for cognates and phonics

Exploiting songs for cognates and phonics

A short lesson (with extension activities suggested in the notes on slides) to introduce students to the song "Einmal um die Welt" by German hip-hop artist Cro. Discussion of cognates and phonics. The song is easily available to find on YouTube or the Step Into German website.
jhalkyard
KS4 GCSE German Quiz - Words & Phrases -  Topic:Food&Eating Out [AfL, Test, Vocab, Vocabulary]

KS4 GCSE German Quiz - Words & Phrases - Topic:Food&Eating Out [AfL, Test, Vocab, Vocabulary]

This 30 question quiz is focussed on the topic of Food&Eating Out (Nahrungsmittel und auswärts essen) in line with the AQA GCSE German Specification. The questions take a number of formats. Differentiation can be achieved by adjusting team sizes (or, indeed, having students work individually). Question instructions are in German, and the presentation features high quality graphics and animations. Please feel free to contact me with requests for other Quiz's or resources for German language teaching!
Maxi88
PGCE Fun Shiny Games and Plenaries

PGCE Fun Shiny Games and Plenaries

Want to end your lessons with a bang? Pupils fed up of noughts and crosses every other lesson? Well plenarise to your heart's content with this huge plenary games pack for all seasons! Games can be used in all subjects - it's you who decides the questions!
leszekekert
End of Term activity using authentic resources for beginners' German

End of Term activity using authentic resources for beginners' German

Here is an idea how to add more authentic resources as asked for in the new specifications. This is a worksheet and a presentation based on a German pop song and includes a gap fill, a translation task and a creative project. The song is slow and suitable for beginners but is ideally used after the introduction of numbers and plurals. (E.g. in chapter 2 of Stimmt 1). This download includes a PowerPoint with an introduction, the answer to the tasks and a translation of the text, a worksheet and a lesson plan. Note: This unit of work is based on the song Einmal by Die Prinzen. Please make sure you can access it on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZHrsf4xDE4 or somewhere else before buying. The song is not included.
jusch12
German literal translations of Famous Brands

German literal translations of Famous Brands

4 pages of activities based around famous brands, logos and their literal German translations. The resource includes answers to all the activities. Differentiated activities suitable for near-beginners up to more advanced learners. A fun filler activity. A nice end of term or start of term resource. A distraction from the assessment grind.
jmeier
German 'Call My Bluff' Quiz

German 'Call My Bluff' Quiz

A German 'Call My Bluff' style quiz on general words. 25 questions: 5 easy, 5 medium, 5 hard and 10 harder. Good for an end of term activity. The words are, in general, not too obscure and not ridiculously long. Suitable for 12-17 year olds. Resource includes: 1) the main Powerpoint 2) a blank answer grid for pupils. 3) Plus the Teachers' answers. The answers are also on the final Powerpoint slide. Some literal meanings are also explained here too. Slide 28 also contains a link to a Kahoot version of the same quiz.This could be done as a recap or reward activity after the going through the Powerpoint quiz and the answers.
jmeier
Das Past - the German Past Tense Healthy Living Rap/Song

Das Past - the German Past Tense Healthy Living Rap/Song

This is a rap or song that includes a range of key verbs and their respective past tense forms for KS3/KS4 German. I prepared it for my class when working on the topic of health. It tells the story of an ex drug addict who overcomes his struggle... My pupils are really into rap and music and so they really loved it! We first went through all the structures, then went through all pronunciations and finally pupils came up with the idea to perform it using a gangsta rap instrumental track in the background: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK-p7EFRs2w I hope you enjoy it!
tomweidner
GERMAN ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS Y5/Y6: Christmas decorations/ Quiz/ Game activities

GERMAN ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS Y5/Y6: Christmas decorations/ Quiz/ Game activities

UNIT 3: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS COMPLETE UNIT OF WORK FOR YEAR 5 TO YEAR 6 Fun German activities to celebrate Christmas! INCLUDES : topic and practice worksheets with audio/ lesson plan/Christmas decorations/poster for display/ certificate of merit/ Quiz-test/ SET UP: It’s the Christmas season and everybody at Cosmoville is celebrating: Father Christmas wishes Merry Christmas to everyone. And like every year, PENNY is preparing Christmas Eve dinner. However as usual she has forgotten to buy something. Colourful PDF files from the COSMOVILLE book series, testing pupils about the lessons from unit 3: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS. The PDF files have the SOUND embedded (PDF’s require ADOBE READER to access the audio content) and can be used on whiteboards. The folder also includes printable students’ activity worksheets and CUT-OUT characters’ masks for practising role-playing. SUBJECTS FOR YEAR 5 TO YEAR 6 : Topic and practice worksheets include: o Der Spielzeugkatalog o Der Weihnachtsabend o Was wünschst du dir zu Weihnachten?” DECORATIONS • Der Weihnachtsschmuck Folder includes: • 1 classroom poster with sound embedded for display • 3 pages with the Genesis and characters' description • 11 pages featuring 2 complete lesson plans • 1 quiz game • 5 printable students’ practice and topic worksheets • 7 cut-out characters’ masks for role-playing Also available in French, Spanish, and English
maskaradelanguages
GERMAN - ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS Y4-Y5: Christmas decorations/ Quiz/ Cut-out masks/ Song lyrics/ Games

GERMAN - ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS Y4-Y5: Christmas decorations/ Quiz/ Cut-out masks/ Song lyrics/ Games

UNIT 3: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS!!! COMPLETE UNIT OF WORK FOR YEAR 4 TO YEAR 5 Fun German activities to celebrate Christmas! INCLUDES : topic and practice worksheets with audio/ lesson plans/ song lyrics/Christmas decorations/ poster for display/ certificate of merit/ Quiz-test/ SET UP: It’s the Christmas season and everybody at Cosmoville is celebrating: Father Christmas wishes Merry Christmas to everyone. It’s snowing, VIRGINIA, LILLY and FEDERICO are enjoying a snowball fight! Peter Willis is presenting his new toy catalogue! Colourful PDF files from the COSMOVILLE book series, testing pupils about the lessons from unit 3: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS. The PDF files have the SOUND embedded (PDF’s require ADOBE READER to access the audio content) and can be used on whiteboards. The folder also includes printable students’ activity worksheets and CUT-OUT characters’ masks for practising role-playing. SUBJECTS FOR YEAR 4 TO YEAR 5 : Topic and practice worksheets include: o Der Spielzeugkatalog. o Weihnachten - Spielen im Schnee DECORATIONS • Die Weihnachtsdekoration SONG lyrics • WEIßE WEIHNACHT Folder includes: • 1 classroom poster with sound embedded for display • 3 pages with the Genesis and characters' description • 1 song lyrics • 11 pages featuring 2 complete lesson plans • 1 quiz game • 6 printable students’ practice and topic worksheets • 4 cut-out characters’ masks for role-playing Also available in French, Spanish, and English.
maskaradelanguages
GERMAN- ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS FOR Y3-Y4: Christmas decorations/ Quiz/ Song lyrics/ Game activities

GERMAN- ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS FOR Y3-Y4: Christmas decorations/ Quiz/ Song lyrics/ Game activities

UNIT 3: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS!! COMPLETE UNIT OF WORK FOR YEAR 3 AND YEAR 4 Fun German activities to celebrate Christmas! INCLUDES : topic and practice worksheets with audio/ lesson plans/ song lyrics/Christmas decorations/ poster for display/ certificate of merit/ Quiz-test/ SET UP: It’s the Christmas season and everybody at Cosmoville is celebrating: Father Christmas wishes Merry Christmas to everyone. Colourful PDF files from the COSMOVILLE book series, testing pupils about the lessons from unit 3: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS. The PDF files have the SOUND embedded (PDF’s require ADOBE READER to access the audio content) and can be used on whiteboards. The folder also includes printable students’ activity worksheets and CUT-OUT characters’ masks for practising role-playing. SUBJECTS FOR YEAR 3 TO YEAR 4: Topic and practice worksheets include: o Fröhliche Weihnachten! o “Was wünschst du dir zu Weihnachten?” DECORATIONS • Die Weihnachtsdekoration SONG LYRICS • HEIDSCHI BUMBEIDSCHI Folder includes: • 1 large classroom poster with sound embedded for display • 3 pages with the Genesis and characters' description • 1 song lyrics • 11 pages featuring 2 complete lesson plans • 1 quiz game • 9 printable students’ practice and topic worksheets • 5 cut-out characters’ masks for role-playing Also available in French, Spanish, and English.
maskaradelanguages
GERMAN-ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS FOR KS1: Puppet Theatre/ Puppets/ Song lyrics/ Fun activities

GERMAN-ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS FOR KS1: Puppet Theatre/ Puppets/ Song lyrics/ Fun activities

UNIT 3: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS!!! COMPLETE UNIT OF WORK FOR YEAR 1 and YEAR 2 Fun German activities to celebrate Christmas! INCLUDES : topic and practice worksheets with audio/song/Christmas decorations/ poster for display/ certificate of merit/ SET UP: It’s the Christmas season and everybody at Cosmoville is celebrating: Father Christmas wishes Merry Christmas to everyone. Colourful PDF files from the COSMOVILLE book series, testing pupils about the lessons from unit 3: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS. The PDF files have the SOUND embedded (PDF’s require ADOBE READER to access the audio content) and can be used on whiteboards. The folder also includes printable students’ activity worksheets and CUT-OUT characters’ masks for practising role-playing. SUBJECTS FOR YEAR 1 TO YEAR 2 Topic and practice worksheets include: o Was wünschst du dir zu Weihnachten? o Ich spiele mit meinen Spielsachen o Was ist dein Lieblingsspielzeug? SONG LYRICS • O TANNENBAUM Folder includes: • 1 Puppet Theatre: Was wünschst du dir zu Weihnachten? • 3 cut-out puppets • 2 classroom posters with sound embedded for display • 1 song lyrics • 5 printable practice and topic worksheets Also available in French, Spanish and English.
maskaradelanguages
GERMAN-ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS: KS1/KS2: Christmas decorations/ Quiz/Puppet Theatre/ Cut out masks/

GERMAN-ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS: KS1/KS2: Christmas decorations/ Quiz/Puppet Theatre/ Cut out masks/

BUNDLE UNIT 3: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS COMPLETE UNIT OF WORK FOR YEAR 1 TO YEAR 6 Enjoy a fantastic package full of fun German activities to celebrate Christmas! INCLUDES : topic and practice worksheets with audio/ lesson plans/ role-play/Song lyrics/Christmas decorations/ poster for display/ certificate of merit/ Quiz-test/ Cut-out masks for role-playing/ Puppet theatre/ cut-out Puppets SET UP: It’s the Christmas season and everybody at Cosmoville is celebrating: Father Christmas wishes Merry Christmas to everyone. It’s snowing, VIRGINIA, LILLY and FEDERICO are enjoying a snowball fight! And like every year, PENNY is preparing Christmas Eve dinner. However as usual she has forgotten to buy something. Colourful PDF files from the COSMOVILLE book series, testing pupils about the lessons from unit 3: ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS. The PDF files have the SOUND embedded (PDF’s require ADOBE READER to access the audio content) and can be used on whiteboards. The folder also includes printable students’ activity worksheets and CUT-OUT characters’ masks for practising role-playing. SUBJECTS FOR YEAR 1 TO YEAR 6 : Topic and practice worksheets include: o Fröhliche Weihnachten! o Weihnachten - Spielen im Schnee o Der Weihnachtsabend/ o Der Weihnachtsschmuck o Was wünschst du dir zu Weihnachten? o Der Spielzeugkatalog Decoraciones de Navidad • Die Weihnachtsdekoration • Die Weihnachtsdekoration • Der Weihnachtsschmuck SONG LYRICS • HEIDSCHI BUMBEIDSCHI • WEIßE WEIHNACHT • O TANNENBAUM Folder includes: • 1 Puppet Theatre • 3 cut out puppets • 3 large classroom posters with sound embedded for display • 3 pages with the Genesis and characters' description • 3 song lyrics • 11 pages featuring 6 complete lesson plans • 3 quiz games • 22 printable students’ practice and topic worksheets • 48 cut-out characters’ masks for role-playing
maskaradelanguages
GERMAN KS2 Level 2: Coco describes her family

GERMAN KS2 Level 2: Coco describes her family

TOPIC: Coco describes her family INCLUDES 10 printable activity worksheets to teach Key Stage 2 students German about: • Family members • Adjectives ACTIVITY • Cut-out characters’ masks for improvisations and role-plays TEACHER’S MATERIAL includes: • Clear lesson plan for students level 2 • Learning objectives • Key language • Learning expectations • Answers to all practical exercises (worksheets) • Game suggestions All PDF Activity worksheets are: • Usable on whiteboards • Include audio content SONG • Brüderlein, komm tanz mit mir To access audio use Adobe Reader and: • Double click on RED sound icon to listen to the topic • Double click on BLUE sound icon to listen to the answer Also available in Spanish, French and English (ESL/ EFL). Cosmoville series
maskaradelanguages
DEDUCE THE AUTHOR KS3 Thinking Skills. Reading Practice.

DEDUCE THE AUTHOR KS3 Thinking Skills. Reading Practice.

A reading starter designed for my Year 8s. Students match the book titles to the authors. It's just a bit of fun but does make them think. It took mine a few minutes to figure out what they needed to do but once they got going they were engaged. It's not often they ask me to make more of something so I took that as a success!
MollyNew1
Minesweeper Plenary Game

Minesweeper Plenary Game

End your lessons with a bang ! Use this game as a plenary activity. This can be used for any subject and any year. E.g. MFL – translation of vocabulary Maths – answers to sums. History – dates, facts I personally have used it for pupils to translate vocabulary covered in a topic, scaffolding questions, starting with single words and then building up to more complex sentences. How to run the activity: Split the class into two groups or more. Teacher asks a question to each group. Teacher selects by hands up (or miniwhiteboards, or team discussion). Teacher selects a pupil to give the answer. If the answer is correct – pupil can choose a mine. If there's a coin under the bomb - one point for your team If there's an explosion under the bomb - lose one point If there's a super bomb - the rubber duck of the evil clown - lose 2 points. The team with the most points wins!
leszekekert
Chain Reaction Game

Chain Reaction Game

This is based on the board game Chain Reaction. I made the cards on a word document, printed them on coloured paper and laminated them. It works best with smaller classes. Divide the class into 3 groups. Give each group one of the cards. They read out the task from the card. Give them 30 seconds to work clockwise around the group saying whatever the task requires. Record how many each group says and the winning group is the group with the most points at the end.
thebetatwin
Board game to revise sports, hobbies and 'gern'.

Board game to revise sports, hobbies and 'gern'.

A simple board game (with rules) to help pupils revise and practice sports, hobbies and using 'gern' in German. A blank copy of the board is included so pupils can write/draw their own questions as an extension activity. The 'Bonusrunde' cards are designed to be printed on 6' x 4' index cards.
queeniesposh
echo 2 auf dem Mark simple treasure hunt game

echo 2 auf dem Mark simple treasure hunt game

this is based on a template from Swanswickhall and adapted to fit Echo 2 ch 2 Auf dem Markt, it is quite easy and contains fruit and veg and some simple quantities, hope there are no spelling errors.
mairi4
Cryptic German Quiz

Cryptic German Quiz

Some very corny questions about German words. Extend with students contributing own tasks. email me what you get and I'll update this.
sagramor
Vocab revision game - any level, topic & language

Vocab revision game - any level, topic & language

Vocab revision game - really quick & easy to adapt to any level, topic or language. I usually use it either at the end of a topic to recap what they've learnt, or at the start of a topic or with a new class so I can find out what they already know. It&'s simple to explain and anyone can play it, regardless of ability and team size. My classes would happily play it all lesson if I let them! I&';ve uploaded another with Y7 topics - http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Vocab-revision-game-any-level-or-language-6342083
rosaespanola
Synonym and 'word power' - ALL MFLs

Synonym and 'word power' - ALL MFLs

Excellent little activity for students to choose best fit / synonym / missing word from a choice. BRILLIANT and engaging, adapt it for any topic, any level of ability, really fun and students learn a lot from this!! If you choose the right options, you create six packs of cards, if you go wrong you can't close the loop and finish the activity. Super for vocabulary building. Sorry - just noticed I have some errors in my spreadsheet - please correct &'BauarbeiterIN&'; and 'Sauer&' - should be lower case &';sauer'.
pinski1971