This fantastic little starter task can be used as part of the reciprocal reading scheme or as part of a one off grammar lesson.
It is so important for children to be able to infer meaning from unknown words without being able to rush straight for a dictionary. To find out the meanings of the words in this task dictionaries are definitely not an option!
With red words being in a totally different language, children must use the rest of the sentence to make sense out of the gobbledygook. This also works fantastically to get children to understand how sentences are formed - also the purpose of each word class.
The words aren't nonsense words but German, which was used as part of a cross-curricular link.