Primary German resources: non fiction

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Wo? Reading about European Cities

Wo? Reading about European Cities

This is a reading exercise where pupils find out about different cities in Europe. They match the descriptions with the pictures and then guess the name of the city from the map. Enjoy!

By swillard8

Technologie / Technology Gap Fill

Technologie / Technology Gap Fill

Gap fill and reading task on the subject of technology. Good for a starter and text can be exploited further. Could easily be changed into a running dictation.

By jhalkyard

Authentic text for new German GCSE

Authentic text for new German GCSE

A text to prepare students for coping with longer pieces of written language. It is intended to boost their confidence about what they can understand but giving them steps to follow. By the end of the lesson they will hopefully understand much more of the text.

By MichelleRichards

German factoids starter

German factoids starter

Start every German lesson in your GCSE or A-Level classes with an interesting "QI" style fact in German. There are 35 slides, each with a fact, a picture. Translations of difficult words will appear when you click so teachers can decide if students need more help or not. Have a different slide up every time the students come in and they will want to work it out.

By jusch12

KS5 German Doping im Sport - Sportler als Vorbilder

KS5 German Doping im Sport - Sportler als Vorbilder

Based on Moook's recommendation of the DW audio report on Lance Armstrong's fall from grace: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/drugs-in-sport-lance-armstrong-6322491 Contains a vocab list, as well as gap-fill transcript, plus an additional article on Maria Sharapova.

By hasslethehog

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.

By rabyte

Sonnenfinsternis - Eclipse on Friday March 20th 2015

Sonnenfinsternis - Eclipse on Friday March 20th 2015

Three resources relating to the eclipse on 20th March 2015: (i) An original text for translation into English (ii) An adapted text with helpful diagram and multi-choice questions in English (iii) An adapted text with no helpful diagram and open questions in English

By petermorris2001

Conviction | A WWI critical thinking Project

Conviction | A WWI critical thinking Project

A secondary school-focused teachers’ resource. Through contemporary stories, told through real sources, classes can use Conviction to reveal the dilemmas people faced 1914-18 such as conscientious objection. Accompanying lesson plans explore not only what happened, but moral questions which remain relevant today

By EllisQPSW