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The wiki features the generous contributions of UK Language teachers – case studies focussing on the uses of Literature and Texts with 7 – 14 year-olds in the Language classroom.

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My favourite text, October 2017
Our latest short article reviewing resources on the Literature wiki is from Eva Lamb.

I have used Bertolt Brecht’s “Vergnügen” with my Y8s (= first year of German) for several years now – as an end of year project and a starting point for creative writing. I found the text originally on the ALL literature wiki and saw its potential immediately. It’s really just a list of nouns and phrases, with lots of the words covered in a beginners’ SOW and the rest useful for first practice in using a dictionary.
I really love this poem as it encourages the students (and me!) to reflect on the little things that make us happy, therefore providing lovely links to PSHE and the development of mindfulness and emotional intelligence. It is also a very good way of getting students think about verse and rhythm and adapt grammar creatively to make the model work for them when they write their own poems.
Most of all I love this project (we call it the Y8 Poetry Project) because it allows the children to talk about themselves in a creative and thoughtful way and gives me an opportunity to get to know them better as people; some have a wicked sense of humour, others are just plain romantic little princesses – but all very lovable individuals expressing themselves through their poems, based on the original Brecht model.
I have uploaded the powerpoint and lesson plan I use with this on the wiki: http://all-literature.wikidot.com/dataentry:vergnuegen-2

Source of the week
I have just spotted a text put up by Liz Black: Die kleine Hexe – lovely and ready to use! It’s in the form of a powerpoint presentation and I think I will use it with my KS3 classes early on in the new term. Particularly useful for teaching/consolidating inversion/verb position.
There is also a link to videos on youtube about the little witch, which I might use on a regular basis at the end of a lesson or unit as a treat. Lovely visuals and easy German which would lend itself very well for exploitation on a variety of levels.

Request of the week (what I would really like someone to suggest).
I would love to discover a resource (poem, song, video) that I could use to consolidate the use of the Perfect Tense in German at the start of KS4.

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