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German Reading Comprehension

German Reading Comprehension

These 50 ready-to-go German Mini Stories with comprehension questions will help to build your students vocabulary skills and reading fluency in German. The goal of these worksheets is to introduce basic German vocabulary in context without the stress of mastering complex grammar structures. Each reading passage consists of 3 sentences followed by 3 comprehension questions. All texts and questions are written in simple present. They are suitable for young and absolute beginners. I have included full page answer keys.
Little_Helper
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
Introducing present-tense regular verb conjugation

Introducing present-tense regular verb conjugation

Originally an observed lesson (hence the lesson plan) introducing verb conjugation in the present tense to beginners of German. Introduces 7 key verbs through a story, using nouns they've already learnt for phonics (Rachel Hawkes' set of 16 nouns, also featured in Stimmt!1). Plus comprehension exercises and creation of a verb table.
hasslethehog
Story: At the Restaurant

Story: At the Restaurant

This is a little story about a family visit to a restaurant, which can be used to find out phrases and words from that word field.
Dopp
Writing Practice in Collaboration with native German speakers or teacher/mentors

Writing Practice in Collaboration with native German speakers or teacher/mentors

Students often retain the effects of correction better when they make changes themselves. If they can do this under guidance from an expert helper, such as their teacher, mentor or foreign penfriend, so much the better. This writing activity is designed to work in the browser of any computer, iPad or tablet Teachers assign something they would like their students to write (they can create their own title if desired). It could be a sentence or two, an email, a letter or a full composition. The teacher tells their students to write their text at https://schoolshape.com/write. (If practising a foreign language accents are on the keyboard provided on tablets) The students write their text in the space. The students click the ‘send’ button and enter their expert helper’s email address. In the expert helper’s email inbox will be a message stating the name of the student and a link to their work. The expert helper will be able to make corrections to any orthographical mistakes in the work. The student will immediately see some red underlinings in his/her writing. The student will not see the corrected answer, but will have an opportunity to correct the work by following some hints generated by the system. At the foot of the student’s assignment there is a continuously updated record of the accuracy of his/her writing. You will notice that - when using the integrated keyboard on tablets, it will throw up useful options for foreign accents, making it quick and easy for students to input foreign language written assignments. - pasting text in from elsewhere has been disabled, thus discouraging plagiarism. - there is a built in inductive learning procedure. When work has been corrected by the teacher (or expert mentor, such as a penfriend), the student's work on the same assignment continues ... they can improve their percentage accuracy (displayed on their work) by following an automatic hint system guiding them towards the correct answer. Equipment required This browser activity is available on computers, tablets, iPads and smartphones. It could be done ‘live’ in class or as a homework assignment, or both.
rabyte
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.
LudwigVonDrake
Anansi und Schildkroete

Anansi und Schildkroete

Use these worksheets in conjunction with the BBC class clip found on the BBC schools website. The little video is ony about 5 mins long, but younger pupils enjoy watching it 2 or 3 times to find the answers for the worksheets. There is of course a moral to the all the Anansi stories too. They can then retell the story in pictures matching their drawings to the preprinted text.
Oopsydaisy
CREATURE COMFORTS IN GERMAN

CREATURE COMFORTS IN GERMAN

Animals discuss aliens, sleep and communications in Nick Park and Aardman Animations' brilliant short films. Baby squirrels talking in German about aliens and bats discussing communication - have fun and I hope your pupils do, too!
CatherinePaver