Students in all levels of German are keeping a learning portfolio. It consists of their class activities, notes, assignments, charts, projects and assessments. An important part of this portfolio is the student's reflection on their goals and progress for the various units. Ask your student to show you his/her portfolio.
These students have completed the first unit, which introduced them to learning German and the culture of the German-speaking countries. They are able to exchange basic information about themselves and use subject-verb agreement with regular verbs. Activities on Angel reinforced these goals.
Last week the students in 3-4 completed the unit on clothing and learned about shopping for clothes in Germany. Their language structure goal was subject-verb agreement with irregular verbs. One way they practiced this was with dice. One die had the various pronouns and the other die had the various irregular verbs. After rolling the dice they had to tell their partner the correct form of the verb for that pronoun.
German 5-6 students have been talking about trips where one stays in a youth hostel or at a campground. Their project was to make a postcard including information about where they were staying and a picture. Word order of objects and reflexive verbs were the language structure focus.
German 7-8 students finished their unit last week and will be taking the test this week. They completed internet activities about German holidays and festivals and compared them to ours. Language structure focused on adjective endings.