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In Anlehnung an eine erste Grammatikübung mit Harry Potter habe ich mir diesmal Verben mit unregelmäßigem Präteritum ausgesucht. Das Layout könnte noch verbessert werden, aber es ist ein Anfang. Hier die von meiner Tochter (8½, 3. Klasse) ausgefüllte Version:

My daughter’s German teacher each year has a project for her grade 3 class: a big notebook in which each of the kids writes a short essay on a subject they know something about. Notebooks from previous years had essays about subjects such as Legolas (from Lord of the Rings), string instruments, or Star Wars. […]

Die Deutschlehrerin meiner Tochter macht mit ihren 3. Klassen jedes Jahr ein Projekt in Form eines großen Heftes, das jedes Kind reihum mit nach Hause nimmt und in das es einen kleinen Aufsatz schreibt zu einem Thema, über das es sich gut auskennt. In Heften aus den Vorjahren wurden unter anderem Star Wars, Streichinstrumente, Legolas […]

Meine Tochter (jetzt acht Jahre alt und in der 3. Klasse) macht immer noch systematisch gewisse Grammatikfehler. Einer davon ist das “um zu” (angelehnt ans französische “pour que”) anstelle von “damit”. Im Zuge unseres “captive reading” habe ich ihr ein paar Sätze zum Ausfüllen gegeben:   Damit es mehr Spaß macht, habe ich mich vom […]

Work sheet for sight words 1

November 30th, 2017

Now in grade 2, every week my daughter gets a few new sight words to learn in her minority language. When she didn’t seem to understand why she had to learn them, I came up with an idea. I scanned and printed the first page of our illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone edition […]

Work sheet for parents

May 18th, 2017

When I started introducing self-made work sheets for my daughter’s minority language homework (see them all

This fourth work sheet for my daughter’s minority language homework came about thanks to illustrator Kirsten Carlson’s wonderful Color & Draw Journal, which gives really easy instructions to draw, among other sea creatures, Adélie penguins.

Here is the third work sheet I made for my daughter for minority language homework. They have similar work sheets in class, where they label elements of a picture. I might have gone slightly overboard here.

Following up on my previous post, here is the second work sheet I made after my daughter told me the other week that they had moved on from spring flowers to blackbirds. Again, I thought of scanning it only after she had already filled it in and I had corrected it. Note: She pointed out […]

Adam Beck of Bilingual Monkeys and the Bilingual Zoo forum repeatedly insists on the importance of an effective homework routine in the minority language. I tried my hand at it when my daughter was still in preschool, but life got in the way. And it didn’t get any better when she started at her bilingual […]

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