Fun independent activity for KS4 German. In lessons we covered jobs, personality words, and modal verbs: then students created a flowchart quiz using questions about personality and future plans (I used lucidchart.com to create mine!). They loved bringing in their flowcharts and doing each other's!
Group writing task which could last for two lessons. Used as the concluding task for a series of lessons on work experience, pupils must produce a full report about their imaginary work experience placement using the task sheets, then pupils assess each other's reports and find words/phrases which will be useful to them!
Used after one term of German: assesses regular and key irregular verb conjugations in the present tense, modal verbs, the future and conditional, 'weil', frequency adverbs. With a handy marking grid to show students which areas they did least well on and what that means for their next steps.
A way of modeling and encouraging extended answers. Model a lengthy sentence, and students must take turns to remove one element but leave the sentence 'intact' (i.e. still sensical) until they get down to the most basic structure. Then it's their turn to build up again from a basic structure, element by element. Some students will want to race ahead and put in 5 things at once - this is ok if they can do it correctly; if not, encourage them to go step by step. The example here is on the topic of environment/Umwelt.
Introducing regular verb patterns and certain irregular verbs (using weak/strong imagery), sentence builders to include adverbs of frequency in sentences, worksheet to practice conjugating verbs in tables, and an almost-identical assessment.
A couple of help sheets and activities on the topic of the environment which revise the use of three different tenses. Based on Echo 3 Rot K4E4 Umweltschutz (pp.66-67).
- helpsheet of sentence builders on present tense (ich-form);
- helpsheet of sentence builders in three tenses, plus hints on how to use and extend them (NB the same verbs are used in all three tenses) (all in wir-form);
- set of sentences to translate into German (differentiation is in the 'level' on which students attempt the task - details on sheet.
I devised this for my year 9 beginners' class. They found it tricky - I think the challenge would be there for learners who have more years of German behind them.
A lesson to teach/revise structures with the conditional perfect. Ideal for a small class, each member of the class becomes an investigator of one particular structure, and then in a mini-carousel, students explain their findings to each other and write notes on the summary sheet. If there is an odd number (as in my class), you can use the slot with the student to do some specific oral work or other challenging activity. Extension activity on reverse is on the future perfect. Very challenging - not for the faint-hearted!
A really useful double-sided handout to help German beginners ask people out, refuse/accept, give reasons why/why not. Grammar: modal verbs, future tense, conditional, subordination. Uses the ever-popular sentence- builder style of presenting multiple options for sentences. Great fun.
A lesson focusing on preparing extended answers to questions about birthdays in the IGCSE oral exam. Pupils must identify the structures in my model answers (main verbs, participles, infinitives), and then adapt the answers to create their own.
Writing essays on films is a skill which students often struggle with, and it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what students need to do to improve their essays and get better marks.
This is a sequence of exercises which lead students toward writing their own paragraphs which would score highly in the A Level exams by drawing evidence from the film and analysing it. The exercises will also deepen students' understanding of aspects of the film 'die fetten Jahre sind vorbei', and give them valuable practice of analysing the characters, events and themes of the film.
Answers to the exercises are included (but for the full paragraph exercises, clearly many answers are possible).
Series of lessons to equip year 9s to begin their GCSE in French with a sound understanding of the tenses. 3 tenses lesson and knowledge audit is the beginning, then 5 lessons working on the booklets which can then be used when they go into Year 10! Final lesson is peer-assessment. Pupils use the grid to play 'les chaises musicales&' and comment on 5 other booklets.
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.
Sequence of 4-5 lessons building towards an oral assessment.
Topics: hobbies, housework, pocket money, travel.
Grammar: present tense, perfect tense, modal verbs, separable verbs, reflexive verbs, subordinating conjunctions.
Lesson 1) All students receive the 2-page handout as a learning aid/revision of syntactic structures studied. The other document is printed out double-sided onto A4 (card if possible) and cut up so each piece has 5 sentences on one side, and the answers on the other. From here it works as a carousel: Everyone has one card, and has 5 minutes (or less) to translate all five sentences. Then one minute to mark (2 marks per sentence - 1 mark up to the /, 1 mark afterwards - if it's not perfect, no mark).
Lesson 2) is a series of tasks explained on the ppt.
Lesson 3) Is a lesson targeting the students' propensity to forget all about the perfect when on the spot! Ask me if unclear.
Lesson 4) Should also be self-explanatory.
Lesson 5) (or perhaps the end of lesson 4) was a mock oral exam, using this as a marking grid.