Primary German resources: texts

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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

German KS2 & KS3 - Creating Funny Families. (Self & Family)

German KS2 & KS3 - Creating Funny Families. (Self & Family)

This set of resources is an excellent way to finish work on self and family. It will take at least 4 lessons. There is a build up to the main activity when pupils work in groups and create their own funny families, which they present to the rest of the class. I have used this over many years with many groups and have refined it. I can honestly say pupils love doing it. Everything is presented in a step-by-step format and could be used by a non-specialist or cover teacher. There are two Power Points and range of worksheets. The first PowerPoint is to re-cap work on self and family and will be a lead into the main activity. In this first PowerPoint three members of the same family present information about themselves – the first very simply, the next has more information and the third is a longer text. For the first two family members there are differentiated exercises – very simple with circling the correct answer or true and false to open ended questions. You can choose to use different tasks for different ability groups within the class or it can all be used for the whole class. The second PowerPoint introduces the group activity in a step-by-step way. Pupils will work in groups to create a funny family, but each person in the group will be responsible for one family member so ultimately each pupil will be producing their own piece of work. There are several help sheets for pupils of all abilities and there are answers for all exercises included. Finally the pupils will present their families in groups to the rest of the class. They can be assessed on the written work produced and/or the oral presentation.

By cgazzal

Kagen Table Labels in German

Kagen Table Labels in German

These are small squares which can be printed off, laminated and stuck to your classroom tables to introduce Kagen techniques to your German classes. I have created examples in sets of 4, but these can be edited. They go three ways: by A/B, by 1-4, or by table. Enjoy!

By swillard8

IB German Reading/Writing/Speaking Resources

IB German Reading/Writing/Speaking Resources

Resources to develop Ab Initio / Standard / Higher German exam skills in the Reading / Writing and Speaking exams. Included: Cultural starters to develop pupils intercultural competence and knowledge. Paper 2 Writing help, frames and guides Paper 1 Reading guide and practice questions Speaking activity to develop picture description

By swillard8

German Reading Comprehension

German Reading Comprehension

These 50 ready-to-go German Mini Stories with comprehension questions will help to build your students vocabulary skills and reading fluency in German. The goal of these worksheets is to introduce basic German vocabulary in context without the stress of mastering complex grammar structures. Each reading passage consists of 3 sentences followed by 3 comprehension questions. All texts and questions are written in simple present. They are suitable for young and absolute beginners. I have included full page answer keys.

By Little_Helper

New German Displays

New German Displays

Here are 3 displays to brighten up your German classroom. There is a "We (love) languages" banner. A new grades board for the new GCSE to track objectives from year 7 to 11 and different interesting words in other languages to engage. Enjoy!

By swillard8

Reading Challenge with negative, positive scores & a wipeout

Reading Challenge with negative, positive scores & a wipeout

Enter the text of your choice into the box and then add the English of the TL in the text to the boxes underneath. Pupils read the text and then take it in turns to choose which English phrase they would like to find in the text (in the target language). If they are right, click on the phrase to reveal their team's score. There are positive, negative scores and a wipeout. Instructions are in the PowerPoint.

By kross

Complete German Workbook ~ Deutsch für Kinder (Younger learners Grades 4-7)

Complete German Workbook ~ Deutsch für Kinder (Younger learners Grades 4-7)

Product Description This 36-page file consists of exercises, grammar, vocabulary and reading designed for younger learners (grades 4-7) of German. It includes the following topics: Unit 1: The Basics Alphabet, pronunciation, greetings Unit 2: Talking about Family Family vocab, gender and plurals, haben Unit 3: Describing People Verb conjugations, sein Unit 4: Numbers and Time Phrases Numbers, Telling Time Unit 5: My House Word order Unit 6: Common Irregular Verbs Haben, sein, The Weather Unit 7: Asking Questions Question Words, Stem-change Verbs Unit 8: Talking about Hobbies Months, Days of the Week Unit 9: Around Town Prepositions of Place Unit 10: Expressing Likes Gern haben Unit 11: Past tense A Day at School, The Simple Past Unit 12 Common adjectives This workbook can be used on its own or as a complement to an existing curriculum. (Please note this is a simplified and modified version of my complete German Textbook designed for grades 8+)

By ninatutor

German Reading ~ A Day at School ~ Ein Tag in der Schule

German Reading ~ A Day at School ~ Ein Tag in der Schule

This 1-page file includes: ~ A reading in the present tense in German for beginners whereby a student is describing their school, school subjects, classmates and teacher. ~10 reading comprehension questions based on the reading. ~ A full glossary of new vocabulary.

By ninatutor

Das Hotel Lesung ~ German Script and Worksheet ~ Checking into a Hotel

Das Hotel Lesung ~ German Script and Worksheet ~ Checking into a Hotel

In this reading, the narrator is flying to London from Germany for a family wedding. Once he arrives at the hotel there is a script between himself and the receptionist. The reading is followed by a full glossary of travel vocabulary in English and German. This reading is entirely in the present tense. The second page includes reading comprehension questions and a prompt for students to write their own script of checking into a hotel!

By ninatutor