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Goal of the class:
How did you structure the class?
4.30 – 4.35: Welcome & Introduction to “Bigfoot” topic (Talking to students about how they feel and how they have spend their weekend. Let the students explain the story behind “Bigfoot”)
4.35 – 4.45: Introduction to the worksheet & reading the story (+ review vocabulary)
4.45 – 4.55: First drawings (students have to draw the “branches breaking” in two boxes and describe what is happening)
4.55 – 5.00: Present their drawings
5.00 – 5.20: Groups: Finish the story (students have to get together in groups and brainstorm about how they want to finish the story. Then they draw the story & describe what is happening)
5.20 – 5.30: Present the story (students present how they finished the story)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The class worked really well. No surprise, considering Adan delivered that idea to us! The students had a lot of fun – the beginning was nice, but at the end of the class everybody was laughing, having fun and – most importantly – communicating a lot in German. I tried that class with both my conversation classes (one of them more communicatve, the other a little less) and it worked better with the communicative one, but they also took more time for each activity, so you have to keep that in mind.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)