PRIMARY GERMAN YEAR 7 GERMAN VOCABULARY DAYS OF THE WEEK - 10 DIFFERENTIATED WORD SEARCHES WITH ANSWER KEYS
Word searches are great for a fabulous way of encouraging learners to engage with the written word in German, refreshing and reinforcing language as they complete the grids. This set has 10 differentiated word searches, with each consecutive grid increasing in challenge. There are 5 German to German grids, where learners are prompted with German words, and look for them in German in the grid. For additional consolidation, each grid also features an English word list that they have to complete, really putting their knowledge to the test! There are also 5 English to German grids, where the prompt words are given in English, and learners have to find the German equivalent in the grid. For additional consolidation and practice in writing in German, they also complete the German word list on each page. Learners can tell in which direction the words are written by looking at the arrow key on each grid.
I use word searches in lots of different learning contexts, not only when I’m introducing the particular vocab - starters, refreshers, cover lessons and so on. I also have folders with different sets of activities/games/printables ready for when we have ‘free-choice’ time, so that students can select what activity, and what language focus they want to work a little more on.
I always create answer keys for my students - they give them an extra chance to work with the language, and they definitely help learners develop more independence in their learning. They also really enjoy ‘correcting’ their own, and particularly each others’ work - answer keys are a real teacher time-saver too! Both the word searches and answer keys are in landscape format, one grid per 8.5x11 (A4) page - my beginner learners of all ages prefer these - they definitely benefit from a larger and very clear font as they begin to engage with language, and familiarize themselves with new vocab.
Try this word search freebie - it’s in the same format as this set, so you’ll be able to see if the word searches will work well with your students:
PRIMARY GERMAN DAYS OF THE WEEK WORD SEARCH FREEBIE
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