C ONTENT :
O BJECTIVE :
students will be able to count from 1-20
students will be able to identify basic colors
students will be able to describe flags of countries in the German-speaking world
Das Deutschbuch : pp. 6-7
P ROCEDURE :
A. Greetings (approx. 5 min)
Review saying hello and introducing yourself:
B. Numbers (approx. 10 min)
Guten Tag! Wer bist du? Wie geht’s?
Introduce the numbers 1-10 two or three numbers at a time:
Eins, zwei, drei // vier, fünf, sechs // sieben, acht, neun, zehn
Write the following rhyme on the board and go over the words: eins, zwei, Polizei drei, vier, kaltes Bier fünf, sechs, alte Hex’ sieben, acht, gute Nacht neun, zehn, auf Wiedersehen
Continue practicing by counting non-stop from 1-10 and then backwards.
C. Numbers 11-20 (approx. 5 min)
Introduce the numbers 11-20 in a similar fashion. Look at page 6 in Das Deutschbuch . You can also practice counting by twos and threes.
D. Total Physical Response (approx. 8 min)
Use Total Physical Response to practice numbers. Demonstrate each new verb. Get the students even more involved by having them carry out the command quickly ( schnell ), slowly ( langsam ), loudly ( laut ), or quietly ( leise ): klatschen (to clap)
Introducing German klatscht 2mal klatscht 4mal klatscht 6mal gehen (to walk) geht ___ Schritte nach vorn (2/ 5/ 8) hopsen (to jump) hopst 2mal/ 4mal/ 6mal gehen (to walk) geht ___ Schritte zurück (3/ 5) klopfen (to knock) klopft 1mal/ 3mal/ 5mal
E. Game: Autsch! (approx. 7 min)
Play the game Autsch!
Write the numbers 1-14 on the board. Start by counting with your students. When you get to 3, say Autsch!
instead of 3. Keep on conting. When you get to 13, say
again [***Depending on what level our students are at, you can also include multiples of
3 such as 6/ 9/ 12/ etc.***] You an cross out the numbers to indicate that students are not supposed to say anything with a 3 in it. When you think that the students understand, ask all of them to get up. Start again. When students make a mistake, ask them to sit down ( Bitte setze dich hin – help them with a gesture so that they know to sit down). The students will understand quickly that this is a competition.
F. Colors (approx. 5 min)
Begin by writing the following colors on the board: blau, weiß, rot, Schwarz, grün braun, orange, violet, gelb, rosa golden, silbern, grau
Pronounce each word before students repeat after you. Then students guess the English equivalents.
Using color cards, ask students questions:
Ist das grün? Blau?
Welche Farbe ist das?
G. Die Fahnen (approx. 5 min.)
Do the activity on page 7 in Das Deutschbuch where students can practice their newly acquired knowledge of colors.