Language Resident Name: Mirja Schoderer
Day and Date: Wednesday, 12/03/2014
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): German intermediate
Class theme/topics discussed: Christmas, comparative and superlative
Goal of the class: revision of Christmas vocabulary and grammar discussed on Monday, expand on the grammar, short wrap up
How did you structure the class?
Ice Breaker: Christmas cartoon,announcements. How was the week so far, how crazy will next week be (finals)?
Intro: What did we do last time (one of my two students wasn’t there, so the other one gets to broadly summarize)
Activity One: Write all the words you associate with Christmas and winter on the board. Read them out loud and explain the ones the other person doesn’t know
Activity Two: do a word puzzle in which some of those words appear
Activity Three: grammar review – the student who was there on Monday explains the rules of comparative and superlative to the other student. Try to remember the irregular cases. Add one or two extra rules we didn’t talk about last time. Do one or two examples together
Activity Four: “Quartett” à A deck of cards is split among the students – every card has one German dish that is rated in four different categories (adjectives, so they can use the comparative). They put their cards so they can only ever see the top one. The goal is to get your partners cards. The way you do that: You pick a category you think your card has a good rating in and say the category and the rating – the person opposite checks the rating of their card, if it’s lower, he/she has to hand it over, if it’s higher he/she gets their partners card instead.
Activity Five: the students put their three favorite words they learned this semester on the board. Then they write a very short story with those words.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Cartoon, whiteboard, quartett game
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Activity one was a little slow. They loved the games in the end and went all out on their comparatives.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
Have a back up for activity one, make them explain the words they have put on the board
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