This is the first part of a progressive bundle of activities and lessons. It focuses on the basic German vowels (excluding ö,ü,ä), rhyming words, and a fun "make a monster" game. I started this bundle because I have a preschooler who lives in Germany but doesn‘t speak German, which he'll need to enter the German school system. I don't know his language, so we're communicating solely through pictures and games. Plus, I have some secondary school students with German as a second language (DaZ), who are having trouble distinguishing between the German vowel sounds. There's a large amount of vocabulary for German grade school level. Those just starting out will enjoy this book!
Page 2. Instructions for cutting out and using the rhyming word pairs.
Page 3-8. Eighteen rhyming word pairs (36 images) with answer symbols for checking the rhymes.
Page 9. Thirty-six labels for the rhyming word pairs.
Page 10. Small introduction to the German vowel sounds (Selbstlauten) A, E, I, O, U.
Learners are to mark the correct vowel sound for each picture. For example, for the picture of the monkey, "Affe", the learner checks the box for A. Only words starting with vowels are used.
11. How to use Functional Flashcards - dog-earing learned flashcards and the use of the progress bar.
12-14. Thirty-six flashcards with spaces for marking the vowel sounds.
15. Twelve flashcards for the diphthongs Eu, Ei, Au
16. Poem (Rebus Reader) - learners can see the words in a short context in easy-to-read font.
17-18. Labels for the flashcards
19-23. Especially young learners will have fun learning body parts with this "Make a Monster" activity!
The next series of activities will be up by the following Wednesday, 5.10, which is my next class. I plan to do rooms and objects, verbs of movement (the German accusative form) and verbs of location (the German dative). I also plan to create flashcards for learning weather words and the clothes we wear for different weather conditions. The grammar focus will be adjectives.