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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 with clue cards, solution, picture cards and vocabulary

Winter / Christmas German problem solving with clue cards, solution, picture cards and vocabulary

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.
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