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!
An introduction to family members and speaking about siblings in German using The Simpsons. It includes speaking and translation tasks (differentiated), quizzes and games and several tasks to go with the Song "Mein Name ist Mensch" (needsd youtube access). With lesson plan.
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 "1x" 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.
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!