Lektion 2: Pflanzen – Erweiterung


Arbeit mit dem Hören: Dachbegrünung

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Arbeit mit dem Wortschatz: mehr zu Gärten und Pflanzen


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Let’s review and practice vocabulary – especially plurals!


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Arbeit mit dem Schreiben: Uses of Imperative


The following exercises invite you to explore authentic materials – images of signs and stickers photographed in countries where German is spoken. By yourself of with a partner, think about the context for those forms of communication. Identify patterns. Practice frequently used patterns. Then adapt and integrate those patterns into your own speaking and writing practice.

Remember: The four imperative forms in German are the du-form, the ihr-form, the Sie-form, and the wir-form. The two informal forms (du and ihr) do not use personal pronouns, the formal (Sie) and the wir– form keep the pronouns.

Explore genres that frequently use suggestions, recommendations, commands, or requests. Create texts reflecting your understanding of the genre-specific language use.

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Arbeit mit dem Schreiben: Suggested Topics and Genres

Possible writing activities:

  1. Write a poem of six lines (one line may be split) with a similar rhyme pattern to the excerpt by Goethe.
  2. Write a recipe for an herbal remedy like Hildegard of Bingen.
  3. Design 5 signs telling people to do or not do things that they should or should not do, like in the examples in the activity above.
  4. Provide a description and narration of your regular interactions with plants or about an exceptional encouter with a plant or plants.
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Arbeit mit dem Schreiben: Ein Baum spricht

The following images are taken from a Waldlehrpfad  (forest education trail) in Austria. On this educational forest trail, different kinds of trees introduce themselves to their audiences through informational plaques. The trees’ statements are written in the first person. Please explore this genre. Then select a tree. Research some facts, and produce a plaque to share in class. The class could also create a form of Lehrpfad for the campus.

H5P with images goes here – using images of trees/plaques  of those introduced and reviewed in the vocabulary list.

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  • der Baum, -¨e
    die Blume, -n
    der Busch, -¨e
    der Efeu, no plural
    die Eiche, -n
    die Flechte, -n
    der Garten, – ¨
    der Gemeinschaftsgarten
    der Nachbarschaftsgarten
    der Stadtgarten
    der Schrebergarten
    der Ginkobaum, -¨e
    der Kastanienbaum, -¨e
    das Laub, no plural
    das Moos, -e
    die Pflanze, -n
    die Rose, -n
    der Wald, -¨er
    die Wiese, -n
    die Zitrone, -n
  • Verbs
  • blühen
    sich festhalten
  • Adjectives/Adverbs
  • dunkel