Fabulous reading / speaking fun!! Adapted from an excellent english resource (from a colleague, I don't know the original, I'm sorry...). This can be adapted for any MFL and ability. Create a text document / print a webpage etc of suitable reading, about three/four paras is good. Pupils have up to 20 mins free access to dictionaries / online dictionaries. Help with idioms or complex language as needed. Then once ready, teams of equal ability (max. 4). One student starts to read and can be 'tackled' after 10 words for the definition / spelling etc. All instructions are in German and English but is completely adaptable. Pupils must shout 'tackle' or 'goal' in TL. Extremely good fun, have a whistle ready as referee!!
Stupidly easy lesson - lots of images for you to use (saves search times!!!). Print out sufficient, give kids gluesticks, colouring pencils and coloured card to cut out and stick onto. Jazz up the greetings inside if you wish - and there you are - easiest last lesson of the year ever - and avoids the HELL of watching half a DVD!!!
GCSE-style Higher level reading comprehension with two short(ish)passages that I have adapted from exam boards - followed by 5 statements that students should mark as being in the past/present/future tense.
I've adapted to make more complex and include funkier adverbs of time, challenging and Edexcel-exam-style friendly.
Brilliant activity for KS3 AND KS4 - adapt to ANY topic and MFL you wish. This is specifically for Health / Drugs / Alcohol German. First presentation reminds / coaches on speaking and handling questions, lots of listening involved. Second presentation fires questions at the students and they have to respond appropriately. This is just SUCH a fun lesson - enjoy!
SORRY - have re-loaded to include activity slide. d'oh!
Introducing several issues in German which could cause teenage stress. Pupils have to rate according to 'ist mir (gar nicht) wichtig... and then revises conditional tense. Pupils to brainstorm solutions to suggested problems. Lots of opportunities to speak and write. Homework is based on Edexcel course text but any 'Letter to problem page' text to hand could be substituted. As usual, feedback welcome... (sorry, re-loaded after spotting typos!)
Excellent little activity for students to choose best fit / synonym / missing word from a choice. BRILLIANT and engaging, adapt it for any topic, any level of ability, really fun and students learn a lot from this!! If you choose the right options, you create six packs of cards, if you go wrong you can't close the loop and finish the activity. Super for vocabulary building.
Sorry - just noticed I have some errors in my spreadsheet - please correct &'BauarbeiterIN&'; and 'Sauer&' - should be lower case &';sauer'.
Series of lessons to teach where you live plus dative endings definite/indefinite. (Have already taught types of house/location). Moves on to rooms in house, what you might do there - very interactive, nice grammar focus on 1st/2nd person verbs too. Enjoy!!! Please feed back. It's nice to have occasionally, you know?...
Supports Echo 3 Rot double page spread, with thanks to other TES users, a few of whose slides I've adapted. Very interactive, lots of speaking, visuals, reinforces comparative in context of personal characteristics and school, ability to give in depth opinion on school subjects. Bit of a mish mash, but hope it&'s useful!
Lots of scaffolding to encourage personal responses of opinions and advice on healthy eating at breakfast. Lots of focus on subordinate clauses to hit A* material for controlled assessment. Can be used for spoken and written. (Sorry - just edited to say I've missed out an umlaut on gesunder - please add it in!)
Can be amended for ANY topic (or MFL, actually!) Lots of opportunities to give opinions and extend/justify. Build in 'weil' for higher ability if you want. HUGE focus on AfL and speaking skills.
Update... got observed with this and had an Outstanding - lots of feedback on the peer assessment and group interactions - you can really show off questioning and Blooms with this lesson... HTH
Higher ability but could be differentiated. Students must scan and retain information with time constraints, then deliver back orally and give advice in the conditional based on what they have read.
Reading comprehension from Boardworks, higher level content reading, formatted and added to by me. All feedback much appreciated, please...
Got rated outstanding on this. Lots of modal verb boosts - opportunity to elicit 'um...zu...&' as well if you&';ve already done this. A bit teacher heavy at the start but lots of stuff to 'warm them up&', plus a fun activity to help them identify how to improve the work.
TEACHING NOTES WITH EACH SLIDE TO HELP YOU FIND WAY THROUGH.
French teachers - thought you might want to use this basic outline.
Hope this helps out in some way!!!
Practises common letter sound / blends for German - can easily be changed for French. It can be HUGELY reduced and done using duplo colour-coded blocks for children. Really good fun and lots of student participation in this. Please rate as I'm becoming obsessed with MFL phonics and would like to develop this whole area...
Reinforces time lesson done already with nice interactive games (thanks to a game I've lifted from another contributor on TES!), then goes on to teach basic Year 7 subjects and teach how to describe your day using verb inversion, thus 'Am Montag HABE ich.....'
Just for fun - allocate students to groups, put it on full screen and use. You can add and take away points as you see fit.
Really engages students!
Thanks to a website (can't remember?) where I found this one...
Either use as vocab boost (tailored to your group's requirements) use use as excellent group activity to promote discussion and deep understanding of how gender/case affects def/indefinite/pronouns. Students must make six groups of six cards - it's self marking so perfect consolidation activity after teaching. Biscuits for the winning team are recommended!
'Wintergedicht' and 'der erste Schnee&' - dictionary work, tense practice, lots of images and music to listen to, pupils work in groups on several activities, finishing by drafting personal response using subordinate clauses. (Adapted from rosered27, with thanks!)
PLEASE give feedback on this - don&';t download and run! Not done much of this sort, would be grateful for 'tweak&' ideas!
For good ability students, how to start with subordinate connectives (either weil/wenn) to force VCV construction, including free time activities in perfect and present tense.
Scaffolding to encourage vocab recall, building from present to past tense, at which point I also include weil.
Sorry if HW task sounds unnatural - included it to force a VCV construction. Handout amended.
THANKS TO OTHER TES MEMBER, WHOSE RESOURCE I LIFTED IMAGES FROM!
Feedback most gratefully received!