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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.

By chloeb1995

Russendisko Chapter-by-Chapter Guide

Russendisko Chapter-by-Chapter Guide

This is a guide I made for my Year 13 German class (AQA) to help them while reading 'Russendisko' by Wladimir Kaminer in German. I have provided the English translation of key words from each chapter, as well as a summary of each chapter in English. Students can use the guide while reading the book in German to help them understand what is happening in the text. This could, of course, also be used with Year 12 pupils if they are studying 'Russendisko' for the new AQA A level.

By roxanneconlon52

Hänsel und Gretel

Hänsel und Gretel

The powerpoint is a version of the German fairy tale, and encompasses the objectives of oracy, literacy and intercultural understanding. The word document gives suggestions for introducing the powerpoint.

By frenchgerman

Goodbye, Lenin essay title + example on historical background

Goodbye, Lenin essay title + example on historical background

This is an essay, that I wrote, about the film: Goodbye, Lenin. It focuses on the historical background and on how the director tells the story. It includes: essay title (which matches the new specification: title + bullet points) and a 500 words essay-example to give students some ideas about how tackle the writing paper. I hope you like it

By MrFLB

NEW A-LEVEL GERMAN SPEAKING + WRITING PREPARATION

NEW A-LEVEL GERMAN SPEAKING + WRITING PREPARATION

These are PDF docum and Powerpoint Presentations to prepare well Y12 German students to tackle the Speaking and Writing paper.It includes: essay title + example on historical background and summary of unit Natur und Umwelt. To complement this bundle of resources I added a useful vocab list to help students memorise the most useful words. I hope you like it

By MrFLB

THE HAKA

THE HAKA

THIS IS DESIGNED AS AN ACTIVITY OVER SEVERAL LESSONS FOR NEW YEAR 7 PUPILS. I HAVE CHOSEN A LANGUAGE ALMOST CERTAINLY UNKNOWN TO PUPILS SO THAT THEY CAN ALL START ON AN EQUAL FOOTING. THE AIM IS TO TEACH PUPILS LANGUAGE LEARNING STRATEGIES IN A CHALLENGING BUT NON-THREATENING CONTEXT. PUPILS USE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF COGNATES AND THEIR NATURAL CURIOSITY. THERE ARE MANY EXTENSION ACTIVITY IDEAS SO THAT THE ACTIVITY IS VERY FLEXIBLE IN THE NUMBER OF LESSONS IT IS USED OVER. I ACTUALLY USED IT OVER ABOUT 12 LESSONS AND PUPILS REALLY ENJOYED IT, AND STILL REFER TO IT.

By hgreenwood

Questions Board Game

Questions Board Game

Review of questions & answers relating to family, pets é descriptions. A pupil lands on a square and must translate the question. If he fails, he must try again next turn without moving forward. The pupil after him must answer the question in German, or he forfeits his turn.

By mozartkugel

Year 7 World Cup Project - Logo 1

Year 7 World Cup Project - Logo 1

This project outline runs alongside chapter 6 of Logo 1 (Meine Stadt) and should result in a World Cup project at the end of the 6 weeks. Students have picked teams out of a hat, and I have taken England out of the pickings, in the hope that students will learn something new about another country!

By elabrahams

Wie feierst du deinen Geburtstag?

Wie feierst du deinen Geburtstag?

Powerpoint and Activities for beginners German, on topic of celebrating birthdays. Can be used for this part of the topic, or as a stand alone lesson to practise reading comprehension. Contains a cultural element too (Mezzo Mix and German Happy Birthday song!!). Could also be used as an introduction to present tense verbs in first person singular.

By newfiftytwo

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.

By hasslethehog

Ostern/ Easter

Ostern/ Easter

Last minute upload for use with year 7/8 in an 'Easter' lesson. Short little children&'s poems connected to Easter, plus a little work to do.

By brettl

Essen und Gesundheit (food and health): Gespräch über gesünderes Essen in der Schule

Essen und Gesundheit (food and health): Gespräch über gesünderes Essen in der Schule

This resource is a conversation between Jamie Oliver, a principal, a parent representative, a student, and the head of the canteen about introducing healthier food at school. It is tailored for Year 11-12 and comes along with reading comprehension questions, a writing task as a follow-up activity after the reading, and an answer sheet for the reading comprehension questions. Enjoy!

By sebastian222

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 remarks2) Explaining key points in a paragraph3) Linking/developing language (essay type phrases)4) Linking out to wider issues/giving personal opinion5) Talking about statistics and figures accurately.

By NicholasMorgan

SHAKESPEARE'S HAT - WORKING WITH THE CHARACTERS

SHAKESPEARE'S HAT - WORKING WITH THE CHARACTERS

This works as an introduction to Shakespeare's characters and stories for young children. It also gives older pupils the experience of working with Shakespeare&'s raw materials of character, motive and props. This makes them think about how he wrote for the stage: crucial for gaining marks in Shakespeare exams! Please read Lesson Notes to understand how it works. I have provided two of the sheets in a version with cartoons: Characters and Props. Useful if you are doing this in an MFL. The other sheets would probably need a translation on the back. Have fun!

By CatherinePaver

Eine Nacht in Berlin

Eine Nacht in Berlin

A story made for the purposes of educating first level students in German language. It is complete with six story parts, two quizzes, six worksheets, six vocabulary lists, and two notes sheets. The first two parts are meant to be read aloud by the instructor to the students. The third is meant to be done completely by the student. Then there is a quiz. The fourth and fifth are again read to the students. The sixth is done by the students. Then there is a quiz. At the end there is a culture reading about the German states system.

By TDruelinger

Gestohlen - mystery task

Gestohlen - mystery task

Students have to pretend they are policemen investigating a theft. They have statements from 3 suspects and 3 pieces of evidence. One of the suspects has made a subtle mistake and the pupils must sift through the German to work out who has made an error. Its really just a way of getting them to read for detail in prep for examination tasks. I tell them they have to present a summary of their investigation as a list of bullet points of facts they have discovered in the course of the investigation. N.B. the answer is Willi who says he was dancing with his sister but the dance lessons at this time are for boys only therefore he is clearly not telling the truth. Still my students favourite activity every year.

By s.barfoot

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.

By LudwigVonDrake

GOETHE - ERLKöNIG

GOETHE - ERLKöNIG

Goethe's terrifying poem based on a Danish folktale about the &'Erlkonig&';, possibly meaning 'Elven King&', but the name is a mystery. Give 1-2 verses at a time to build suspense. {Anyone who Googles the ending and tells the class gets a detention! ;o) ] Let them illustrate each verse to build up a storyboard. Divide class into groups who each learn a different part to recite in a spooky chorus, with the lights off. First web link is Schubert&';s menacing song version, dramatically performed! Second web link is an eerie cartoon version that makes the different voices clear.

By CatherinePaver

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.

By Oopsydaisy