This resource features a second set of 99 high-frequency GERMAN verbs, and offers an interactive and communicative alternative to 'traditional' vocabulary and grammar drilling activities. The games and activities really do help to create a lively and multi-skill language learning environment. I've always introduced my students to high-frequency verbs from the very beginning of their learning, and given them frequent and regular opportunities to work independently, either in pairs or in small groups. This has helped them to embed that essential vocab gradually into their long-term memory.
The alphabetical GERMAN-English reference lists of all 99 verbs work well as a learning support resource, and also as a whole-group reading out loud pronunciation and warm-up practice. The cards are versatile, and can be used for a number of language learning games; I’ve described several games you can play and ways you can use them in the classroom. They're great for a ready-made quick vocab quiz too! The game card template lets your students put their knowledge of GERMAN verbs to the test as they create quiz cards for each other.
There are three differentiated RECALL CHALLENGES in the workbook:
Students recall and write all the verbs in English from a GERMAN prompt - the GERMAN verbs are in alphabetical order
Students recall and write all the verbs in English from a GERMAN prompt, with the verbs appearing in random, rather than alphabetical order
Students recall and write all the verbs in GERMAN from an English prompt - this really does put their knowledge to the test - and is great for practising spelling in GERMAN too.
I've classed the pack as suitable for Grades 7-12, but it really does depend on when your students began GERMAN, the level they are currently working at, and the level they are aspiring to. The games and activities are particularly useful as students prepare for examinations, and for the transition period between learning stages.
The cards take a bit of prep – printing, laminating and cutting out. Laminating is certainly worth the effort and expense - you will be able to re-use the cards for years to come. The workbook has 18 pages, and is best photocopied double-sided for students to work through either in directed class time, or as independent learning at home. Encourage your students to complete the NOTES AND NEXT STEPS TEMPLATE to help them reflect on their learning, and to set progress targets.
SETS 1 & 2, with 198 high-frequency verbs and two REFERENCE & RECALL WORKBOOKS, are priced together at $6.00:
SETS 1-3, featuring 297 high-frequency verbs and three REFERENCE & RECALL WORKBOOKS, are bundled together for $7.00 - you can see it here:
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