My students love to work and learn independently with these vocab cards, and to revisit the workbook on a regular basis. The games and activities really do help them to develop and embed their beginning GERMAN vocabulary in a cooperative, communicative and interactive way. They’re ideal for independent learning, and perfect for pair and small-group work. Students can quiz/test themselves and each other on a regular basis - they're a very popular alternative to more traditional vocabulary 'drilling tasks', and really do help to create a lively language learning environment.
This set features 99 BEGINNING WORDS AND PHRASES that students are likely to meet in the INTRODUCTORY stages of their GERMAN learning:
- die Farben
- der Körper/die Körperteile
- die Zahlen 21-40
- das Wetter
- Deutsch im Klassenzimmer
- Fragen und Antworten
I've described the resource as suitable for Grades 6-9, but it does depend on the age at which your students begin GERMAN - the games and activities work well with any appropriate learning group, depending on their starting point. The games and activities are perfect for your home school too!
There are two non-editable files in a zipped format:
FILE 1: GERMAN and ENGLISH game cards, with all the words and phrases to use in a variety of games and activities - I've suggested a range of games and activities that have worked well for me. This file also includes the game card template, which encourages your students to apply their developing knowledge of GERMAN practically and creatively.
FILE 2 - this is an 18-page REFERENCE, RECALL AND WRITE WORKBOOK, best photocopied double-sided, and double-stapled down the left-hand side. This format is very learner-friendly, and easily kept in a learning file or folder for regular reference.
All the words and phrases are listed GERMAN-ENGLISH in language categories.
There are 3 differentiated RECALL & WRITE CHALLENGES to help your students really review and revise the vocabulary:
CHILLOUT CHALLENGE: students write from memory all the words and phrases
in ENGLISH from a GERMAN prompt - all the words/phrases are in their language category
CHAMPION CHALLENGE: students write from memory all the words and phrases
in GERMAN from an ENGLISH prompt - again, all the words and phrases are in their language category
SUPERCHARGED CHALLENGE: all the words and phrases appear in random order, and switch from GERMAN to ENGLISH at each question - this really does
put students' memories to the test!
Have a look at Bundle 1, featuring 495 words and phrases and five workbooks at $11.00:
and Bundle 2, with 594 words and phrases and six workbooks priced at $12.00:
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