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
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
KS3 German Literature-Brechts Vernuegungen

KS3 German Literature-Brechts Vernuegungen

Presentation and accompanying lesson plan working through poem Vergnuegungen by Brecht. Includes discussion of photo, vocabulary hunt & opportunity to adapt poem (dictionary skills). Probably best suited for Y9.
Witherden
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
Phrases to discuss a German text or article at A level

Phrases to discuss a German text or article at A level

A list of higher level phrases to explain a text/article in German; especially useful for the role play component of A2. Sentences focus on: 1) Introductory remarks 2) Explaining key points in a paragraph 3) Linking/developing language (essay type phrases) 4) Linking out to wider issues/giving personal opinion 5) Talking about statistics and figures accurately.
NicholasMorgan
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
Kurt Schwitters quotes: on collage & his life in Dada by the German artist; for students & pupils

Kurt Schwitters quotes: on collage & his life in Dada by the German artist; for students & pupils

Kurt Schwitters, quotes by the German artist on life & art in non-political Dada - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers . Kurt Schwitters was a German Dadaist sculptor, painter, poet and writer. He represented as essential Dada artist the non-political Dada in Germany. He organized Dada-meetings, o.a. in The Netherlands, together with Theo van Doesburg. Schwitters had to move to Norway in the 1930’s and later to England, to escape the terror of Nazism. He became famous for his many glued collages. Schwitters refers in his quotes to his own created Dada art, like the many glued collages he made and his Dada-poems (he partly created with Hans Arp) and to his installation art ‘Merz-bau’ and his music-piece the ‘Ursonate’. . Some selected quotes of Kurt Schwitters - as a short introduction of his extended quotes in the PDF: ’My name is Schwitters, Kurt Schwitters… .I’m a painter and I nail my pictures… .I’d like to be accepted into the Dada Club’ - source of Schwitters’ quote: his letter to Swiss Dadaist Hans Richter, c. 1916; as quoted in ‘I is Style’, ed. Siegfried Gohr & Gunda Luyken, NAI Publishers, Rotterdam 2000, p. 151 ’Every artist must be allowed to mould a picture out of nothing but blotting paper, for example, provided he is capable of moulding a picture! - Schwitters’ quote in his text: ‘Merz. Für den Ararat geschrieben’, (1920); as cited in ‘Kurt Schwitters, das literarische Werk’, ed. Friedhelm Lach, Vol 5, p. 77 ’Fümms bö wö tää zää Uu, pögiff, Kwii Ee. Oooooooooooooooooooooooo, dll rrrrr beeeee bö dll rrrrr beeeee bö fümms bö, rrrrr beeeee bö fümms bö wö, beeeee bö fümms bö wö tää,…’ - quote from his text ‘UrSonate’ (Sonata in Primitive and Original Sounds), Kurt Schwitters, 1932; as quoted in ‘Das literarische Werk’, ed. Friedhelm Lach, Vol. 1. . links for selected art-resources on Kurt Schwitters: more sourced quotes of Kurt Schwitters: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Kurt_Schwitters extended biography facts of the Dada-artist Schwitters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Schwitters images of Schwitter’s art, like his many collages: https://www.wikiart.org/en/Search/Kurt Schwitters . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]
Matrozenhof