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
Colourful German Christmas Super- bundle

Colourful German Christmas Super- bundle

Start your lesson with a thinking skills puzzle problem solving snowman-themed activity. Then move on to an array of Christmas-themed activities constructed around the same set of vocabulary. A 65-slides presentation to introduce the German Christmas vocabulary, a vocabulary list, 2x2 differentiated word searches ,2x2 differentiated crossword puzzles, mini-picture-flashcards with the new words for reading or to play memory/pairs or snap, a set of sequencing cards, a page with word search solutions as well as explanations for the clues to the puzzles and finally a list of suggestions for use and differentiation.
MosaiK
Winter / Christmas German problem solving, thinking skills

Winter / Christmas German problem solving, thinking skills

Clue cards, picture cards, solution, suggestions. Learners read and discuss the clues to establish details about several snowmen… as you do :) This is a logic puzzle activity for learners of all ages and stages of German. Logic puzzles not only help to exercise the brain, they also further the development of learners’ deduction skills, critical thinking ability and strategy skills. If working together, students will also use and grow their communication skills. One of the files included in this pack contains suggestions for use and differentiation of this resources with learners of all abilities. I hope you and your students enjoy this activity. Out of fairness to me and to reflect the time I spent designing these, please be sure to purchase a school license if you intend to use these as a whole school initiative. ©MosaiK
MosaiK
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.
Little_Helper
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.
hasslethehog
Story: At the Restaurant

Story: At the Restaurant

This is a little story about a family visit to a restaurant, which can be used to find out phrases and words from that word field.
Dopp
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
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.
LudwigVonDrake
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.
Oopsydaisy
CREATURE COMFORTS IN GERMAN

CREATURE COMFORTS IN GERMAN

Animals discuss aliens, sleep and communications in Nick Park and Aardman Animations' brilliant short films. Baby squirrels talking in German about aliens and bats discussing communication - have fun and I hope your pupils do, too!
CatherinePaver
FAIRY TALES - GERMAN + WRITE YOUR OWN!

FAIRY TALES - GERMAN + WRITE YOUR OWN!

The Lesson Plan tells you how to help pupils to create their own fairy tales using a series of simple choices of character, description and plot. The videos are examples of some of tne many cartoon versions of famous fairy tales in German. Finally, a feisty German Rapunzel finishes this set of resources!
CatherinePaver
Pay it Forward for the Blind

Pay it Forward for the Blind

This project attracted interest in over 90 countries and been endorsed by the Pay it Forward Foundation in the USA, Adobe Youth Voices and iEARN and is a growing network where tweens and teens challenge other children, individuals and classes, to Pay it Forward by giving an hour of their time to record a story using two mobile phones. One phone is used to play lead-in music and sound effects whilst the other is used to record these backing sounds and the reader’s voice. Existing storybooks and original collaborative stories are included, some with a single reader, others using multiple voices.
wiggs2010
Spinning a Yarn- ‘Helps Wu Larn’ - The Geordie Way

Spinning a Yarn- ‘Helps Wu Larn’ - The Geordie Way

How to use stories from other cultures to develop the Intercultural Understanding Strand of the Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages. Using the language skills and strategies of secondary students to develop similar skills and strategies in primary school children. Resources from 'Links into Languages&', Crown Copyright. More information and resources can be found at: www.linksintolanguages.ac.uk/
LinksIntoLanguages
The Town Mouse & Country Mouse (German)

The Town Mouse & Country Mouse (German)

A mouse named Jacques lives in the city and is missing the love of his life, Lucille, who lives in the countryside. So Jacques decides to visit her. But when he gets there the countryside isn't what he expected, so they both go back to the city. However, things don't run as smoothly as expected for them and Lucille ends up being caught by a cat. So they decide to compromise and move. This animation is also available in English: bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/5799.
BBCClassClipsMFL
The Tortoise and the Hare (German)

The Tortoise and the Hare (German)

The hare bumps into the tortoise and laughs at its slowness. So they have a race to see who is the fastest animal in the forest. But the hare gets distracted on the way to the final flag - who will win? This animation is also available in English: bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/5800.
BBCClassClipsMFL
The Sun and the Wind (German)

The Sun and the Wind (German)

The sun and the wind battle it out to see who is more powerful. Each unleashes its force until the winner is declared. Meanwhile Paula, the weather forecaster, gives a strange forecast - will her predictions come true? This animation is also available in English: bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/5802.
BBCClassClipsMFL
The Butterfly Lovers (German)

The Butterfly Lovers (German)

Yu Jun wants to study but tradition dictates she can't because she's a girl, so she dresses as a boy and goes to school. There she meets Liang and falls in love. Liang visits her and realises she is a boy. They fall in love and he asks her father for her hand in marriage. Her father refuses and Liang, realising he cannot have Yu Jun, becomes ill and dies. But Yu Jun is determined to be with her only love - what will she do to be with him again? This animation is also available in English: bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/6118.
BBCClassClipsMFL
The Boy and the Drum (German)

The Boy and the Drum (German)

An old man is trying to get to sleep but the boy next door won't stop playing his drum. So the man asks for help from three different people. Will they be able to help him or will he have to move out so he can get a good sleep? This animation is also available in English: bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/5747.
BBCClassClipsMFL
Narcissus (German)

Narcissus (German)

Narcissus is the most beautiful man ever but he will lose it all if he ever sees his reflection. His friend Ameinias tries his best to help him. However, when Narcissus becomes famous he starts to lose the people who once supported him. This animation is also available in English: bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/6119.
BBCClassClipsMFL
Midas (German)

Midas (German)

Midas and Pactolo are rival rappers. At a show, Midas comes down with a cold and cannot carry on singing. This leaves his rival to take all the glory. He wishes that it was he who was famous. But things don't turn out as Midas planned and soon everything he touches turns to gold - in a negative way. This animation is also available in English: bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/6117.
BBCClassClipsMFL
Jason and Medea (German)

Jason and Medea (German)

Jason and Medea are too busy playing games and listening to music to look after their diamond, which keeps the Planet alive. So when it is stolen they are sent on a mission to retrieve it. But first they have to get through three tasks - will they save the Planet? This animation is also available in English: bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/6115.
BBCClassClipsMFL
Frau Holle (German)

Frau Holle (German)

Clara lives with her stepmother and stepsister who treat her terribly. She cooks and cleans all day with little thanks. One day she drops something down the well and her stepmother throws her down the well to retrieve it. Instead she meets Frau Holle who invites her to stay in her house. When it's time to leave, Frau Holle gives her a fabulous golden dress. When the stepmother sees this, she decides to send her other daughter, Agnes, to see Frau Holle. Will she also get a golden dress for her efforts? This animation is also available in English: bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/5801.
BBCClassClipsMFL
Anansi and Turtle (German)

Anansi and Turtle (German)

Turtle is hungry so he follows the smell of food until it takes him to the spider Anansi's house. She reluctantly allows him in to share her food but tricks him and he leaves hungry. Despite this, he invites Anansi to dinner if she ever feels hungry. One day she turns up - but will she be fed? This animation is also available in English: bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/5798.
BBCClassClipsMFL
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.
frenchgerman
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!
elabrahams
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.
hgreenwood
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.
brettl