Saturday, July 2, 2016

German Grammar Reference Cards

One of the things I did last year with my students which worked really well was German Grammar Reference Cards.
My students have an online textbook which they can access on their school-issued laptops, but one thing that I've noticed is that they are really lazy about getting them out to look up something they can't remember.  And, the reference charts in the back of the book don't contain all of the information my students frequently need.

So, I developed a chart for students to complete and keep in their binders for quick reference.  If they have the kind of binder with the clear pocket on the cover and back, I encourage them to keep it in there.  

We fill in sections as we cover them, often completing the section of the chart as a review before a test or quiz.  The chart above is one side of the German 1 chart.  I didn't take a picture of the completed second side, but here's the blank version:

It worked really, really well!  The only thing I would change for German 1 is to leave off the adjective endings.  We did touch on them a little but putting them in the same chart as the der and ein words tended to confuse them.

I also gave grammar reference cards to my German 3 students.  Theirs went on to a second page.  The first page is the same as German 1.  Then, they had

Next year I'll be teaching German 2, so I created a reference card for them.  

If you'd like a copy of any of these, click on the links below:


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