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By Jen Bjornstad
Please note: the RESE-NESE chart is also available separately. If you decide you could use the chart but not the explanation packet, you may wish to consider purchasing the stand-alone chart instead.Teaching your students how to use the RESE-NESE
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities
$9.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
Use these worksheets to give your students lots of exposure to German sentences with adjective endings. While they’re completing a simple and engaging puzzle-solving task (answering whether sentences are logically correct or not), students encounter
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$4.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
This set of graduated role plays asks students to practice asking for directions in German. Two dialogs that can be used in concert with the role plays give the students the necessary vocabulary and structures to complete the task. Language LevelA2,
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
Students enjoy using what they know in an interdisciplinary context. These worksheets let beginning learners of German use their new-found knowledge of number words to do basic problems in arithmetic, using the numbers 1-10. Language LevelA1
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
The materials in this product focus on 80 German compound nouns. These vocabulary words are easily decipherable by English-speaking students (many of them are cognates) yet deliver a satisfying aha! experience.Used together, these materials make a
Subjects:
Back to School, World Language, German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$4.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
This reference sheet and accompanying materials will help your students learn to describe works of art in German, honing their descriptive skills and immersing themselves in German culture at the same time. Language LevelB1, B2 Contentsreference
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
In this writing activity, students write creative responses to three different scenarios using the German imperative: 1) urging your roommate to help you clean up before your parents’ visit,2) managing your 4-year-old twin sisters on a shopping
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.50
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By Jen Bjornstad
This set of graduated role plays asks students to practice ordering food in German. Two dialogs that can be used in concert with the role plays give the students the necessary vocabulary and structures to complete the task. Language LevelA2, B1
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
In this simple activity, students pose questions in German with the question-word “wohin” and answer them with two-way prepositions in the accusative case. The vocabulary revolves around buildings / institutions found in the city. Language LevelA2
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
In this activity, students look at a series of portraits by German artist Lucas Cranach and answer very basic questions about the physical characteristics of the people portrayed. Language LevelA1 ContentsPowerPoint activityvocabulary list Options
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.50
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By Jen Bjornstad
Please note: the RESE-NESE chart is also available with "How to Use the RESE-NESE Chart." You may wish to consider purchasing the full package instead.Teaching your students how to use the RESE-NESE chart can revolutionize their ability to work with
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
This set of graduated role plays asks students to practice shopping in German. Two dialogs that can be used in concert with the role plays give the students the necessary vocabulary and structures to complete the task. Language LevelA2, B1 Contents2
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
This set of graduated role plays asks students to practice making a phone call in German to set up an appointment to see an apartment for rent. Two dialogs that can be used in concert with the role plays give the students the necessary vocabulary
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
This German speaking activity gives students the chance to practice the future tense in a fun, imaginative context. A conjugation table for the verb “werden,” a reminder of the basic structure, and a rich set of sample sentences give students
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities
$1.50
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By Jen Bjornstad
With this exercise, students practice using a German-English/English-German dictionary while discovering several truths about the nature of language and translation. Language LevelA1, A2, B1, B2 Contentsdictionary exerciseanswer key Options for
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
In this classic signature-gathering activity, students have the chance to get up out of their seats, practice their German speaking skills, and build community. The questions in this Menschenlotto use the modal verbs in the present tense. Language
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities
$1.50
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By Jen Bjornstad
Use these worksheets to give your students practice with the past subjunctive in German. The forms of the past subjunctive are not difficult, but sometimes students have trouble understanding exactly when the past subjunctive is called for. In these
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
Targeted Learning Worksheets reinforce German grammar and vocabulary concepts. Each TLW covers just one specific concept, focusing a student’s attention in an incredibly powerful way on one individual grammar point or one set of commonly confused
Subjects:
World Language, German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
Students are familiar with the elements of literature from their English language arts classes. These reference sheets will allow them to bring that knowledge into the German classroom by giving them the vocabulary they need to discuss fictional
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$3.00
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By Jen Bjornstad
Students are familiar with the terms for various literary genres from their English language arts classes. These reference sheets will allow them to bring that knowledge into the German classroom by giving them the vocabulary they need to discuss
Subjects:
German
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$2.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have worked in higher education for more than 25 years, teaching all levels of German language, literature, and culture. I currently teach on an adjunct basis in the German Department at the University of Iowa.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style involves keeping things fresh and energizing for the students while staying very, very organized. I work especially hard to help students work on key learning strategies.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have earned two teaching awards, the Excellence in Teaching Award in Pedagogy from Valparaiso University in 2017 and the German Collegiate Teacher of the Year from the Indiana AATG in 2014. I have earned other awards in research and scholarship.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My BA degree is from St. Olaf College and my MA and PhD degrees are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

If you have access to the Unterrichtspraxis, check out my articles in Volumes 33, 37, and 47.

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