Say where items are in a classroom
I can name over 10 classroom items
I can name over 5 prepositions
I can use the dative case
I can translate English sentences into German
Definite articles in the dative case - dem, der, den
The children will go over the vocabulary already learnt in this topic, combining classroom items with prepositions. There will be more of a focus on the dative case this lesson, and the 'who wants to be a millionaire' activity should strengthen the children's understanding in this area. The lesson will end with two more formal writing tasks; translations and writing about their/a classroom
'Book and School' flashcards for the starter activity
Hand outs which the children can take home for revision
'German Translation Border' sheet for written activity
'In meinem Klassenzimmer' sheet for written extension activity
Slide 2 - Main Introduction
Communicate LO and SC
Slide 3 - Starter activity - Das Kartenspiel - revision of 'Book and School' vocabulary
Explain that the children should be using the 'Lob' words on slide 3 and let them get on with it. Reward children for using the 'Lob' words.
Slides 4 -5 Classroom vocabulary
Quickly go over the classroom vocabulary that you have been teaching the children over the last 2 lessons. Challenge the children to name everything on the back of their sheets
Slide 6 - Prepositions
Again, re-visit the vocabulary on the slide and point out that some of these words have several meanings, but for today we will focus on the first one listed in each case. Give the children a minute or so to revise them
Slides 7 - 8 - The dative case
Tell the children that after all of the prepositions we have been learning, the following noun takes the dative case - refer to the slide and point out the dative case. You may want to write on a separate board the nominative case and the corresponding definite article in the dative case
Use slight 8 from last week as an example. Der Bleistift (the pencil) remains in the nominative case but 'der Kleber' (the glue) turns into 'dem Kleber' because it comes after the preposition hinter, meaning that it should take the dative case
Slides 9 - 28 - Wer wird Millionär?
'Zusammen' activity which will help the children to start putting definite articles in the dative case. Children to work with a partner using a wipe board and pen and 'who wants a be a millionaire' style slides:
*Alternative - Working alone, give the children 30 seconds to thing about which option they will choose and then simply ask them to raise their hands on the appropriate answer when you say A, B, C and D
*Extension - Get the children to write the German before any of the options appear.
*Note - I feel it helps learning to let the children have a 'break' after question 3 so that they can look and learn from their sheets. Go back to the quiz after 2 minutes 'break'.
Slide 29 - Translation - Writing Exercise
The 10 sentences on this slide are the same as the 10 that are on the 'German Translation Border' sheet. I stuck these sheets into the children's German books before the lesson so they are ready.
On the top line get the children to write the date in German. On line 2 the title of the lesson. On line 3 write 'Translation - Übersetzung'
Now give the children 15+ minutes to translate the sentences on the sheets. Let them refer to their sheets which will help them with the classroom items, prepositions and the dative case. For the early finishes, there is and extension activity which you can hand to the children and they can stick in their books after the translation activity
Slide 30 - In Meinem Klassenzimmer - Extension writing exercise
Tell the children to write some sentences based on where the items are placed on the back of their hand outs. When I did this, I told the children to leave a space between each sentence and I gave a reward to those children who wrote 5 grammatically correct sentences.
Alternatively, you could get the children to write about where items are placed in their classroom.
Assessment and Evidence
Observe and ask questions
Refer back to the learning objective and success criteria after the writing activities
Check achievement of the success criteria when you are on slide 31 by questioning and rewarding randomly selected children (using lollipop sticks)