Jennifer Bjornstad

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By Jennifer Bjornstad
Discussion of German works of art can serve as straightforward speaking practice and, at the same time, help students become more familiar with key artifacts of German culture. Additionally, learning to carry on a conversation about a work of art,
Subjects:
German, Foreign Languages
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
$8.50
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By Jennifer Bjornstad
This set of graduated role plays asks students to practice purchasing train tickets at the train station. Two dialogs that can be used in concert with the role plays give the students the necessary vocabulary and structures to complete the task.
Subjects:
World Language, German, Foreign Languages
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.20 MB)
By Jennifer 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:
World Language, German, Back to School
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$4.00
Digital Download ZIP (0.28 MB)
By Jennifer 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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.27 MB)
By Jennifer Bjornstad
This simple activity gives students an active way to work with food vocabulary items, strengthening their word-to-concept associations and providing a context for the vocabulary. It’s also a funny-bone tickler—chocolate ice cream in a green salad?
Subjects:
World Language, German, Foreign Languages
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
By Jennifer Bjornstad
This activity is an excellent follow-up to learning basic body parts. It lets students review body part vocabulary in a novel (and fun) context, which promotes memory retention. It also introduces students to animal-specific vocabulary terms and
Subjects:
World Language, German
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.25 MB)
By Jennifer Bjornstad
In this simple activity, students pose questions in German with the question-word “wo” and answer them with two-way prepositions in the dative case. The vocabulary revolves around where people work. Language LevelA2 Contentsquestions starting with
Subjects:
German
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.15 MB)
By Jennifer 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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.28 MB)
By Jennifer 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 stem-changing verbs. They also practice the
Subjects:
World Language, German, Foreign Languages
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
By Jennifer Bjornstad
We often lament that today’s students “are not readers.” But I have found the opposite to be true, often enough, especially for students who self-select as learners of German. This simple survey allows you to get a peek into students’ reading lives,
Subjects:
World Language, German, Foreign Languages
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
By Jennifer Bjornstad
This guessing activity provides a fun little window into one cultural difference: German given names. The task of assigning the appropriate gender to unfamiliar names engages the students’ best word-sleuthing skills and offers some enjoyable
Subjects:
German, Foreign Languages
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (0.24 MB)
By Jennifer Bjornstad
In this comprehension activity, students read through a list of clothing items in German and decide whether they are typically worn in the summer or not. The task-orientation of the activity keeps students focused, while the repetition of direct
Subjects:
German
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
By Jennifer 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:
World Language, German, Back to School
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$4.00
1
Digital Download ZIP (0.19 MB)
By Jennifer 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
1
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By Jennifer 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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$4.00
Digital Download ZIP (2.44 MB)
By Jennifer 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
Digital Download PDF (0.17 MB)
By Jennifer 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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
By Jennifer 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
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
By Jennifer 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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By Jennifer 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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$4.00
1
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
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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 German 1 and German 2 on outschool.com and hold a staff position in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 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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