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ERIC Number: ED057654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-27
Pages: 17
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Deutsch in der Elementarschule, 3., 4., und 5. Schuljahr (German in the Elementary School: Grades 3, 4, and 5).
Sonnenberg, Ilse-Sibylle
After presenting several prerequisites for the establishment of a successful FLES program, this paper discusses methods of organizing and executing German instruction in grades 3, 4, and 5. In the third grade, only listening and speaking skills are developed for the first half-year, following which the establishment of reading skills is begun. Based on a daily twenty-minute period, the following routine is used: (1) a 4-5 minute review of old material; (2) a 1-2 minute transposition to: (3) a 4-5 minute presentation of new material; (4) a 4-5 minute application of this material, including student indentification of orally- presented sentences as correct or incorrect and multiple-choice worksheets; and (5) a 3-4 minute reinforcement and enrichment through songs, dialogues, and enactments. Similar routines are followed in the fourth grade, but reading in a children's text and worksheets requiring noun and verb inflection are introduced. Fifth-grade instruction adds simple writing exercises from dictation or memory, occasional homework exercises, and oral and written tests. Systematic study of grammar is reserved for later grades. Examples of worksheets and a list of twenty topics for teaching units are provided. (RS)
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Note: Speech presented at the American Association of Teachers of German annual meeting, Chicago , Illinois, November 27, 1971