PDCinMFL materials for literary texts German

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PDCinMFL materials for literary texts German

Contributor: Suzanne Graham/Caroline Wilton/Robert Woore

Language of text: German
Type of text: Poem
Author or source: Rilke - Der Panther
Intended age of students: Key Stage 3
Source reference: http://rainer-maria-rilke.de/080027panther.html

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Attached files:
The webpage has a link to Powerpoint presentation explaining approaches used with the poem (Look for 'Panther').


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Youtube to evoke a personal response; application of comprehension and decoding strategies to access the poem; eliciting personal spoken and written target language responses from learners.

Accessible content but evokes strong emotional response, and hence suitable for prompting spontaneous written and spoken language. Contains key German phonemes which are useful for developing decoding skills.

Stronger decoding and comprehension strategies; motivation and interest in German

Topics or themes:

N/A - grammar is not a particular focus.

Decoding, comprehension strategies; communication strategies for conveying meaning in speech and in writing.

How much time required:
approx 6 lessons

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