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2 E INFÜHRUNG – I CH STELLE MICH VOR Ich heiße Herr Wynn Ich studierte (studied) Literatur an der Universität Delaware Ich komme aus Newark, DE

3 O RIENTIERUNG Lets look at the Course Description. Please tell me if you have any questions.

4 BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS Audio clips, youtube video clips, assorted stories, etc.

5 HOMEWORK REQUIREMENTS (H AUSAUFGABEN ) Homework will be given frequently Due at beginning of class Must include name, date and class period NO LATE HOMEWORK is accepted (unless excused absence)

6 TESTS AND QUIZZES P RÜFUNGEN UND Q UIZZES Tests after each chapter (multiple choice and free response) Quizzes frequently (announced and unannounced)

7 NOTEBOOKS!!! (H EFTE ) 3-ring binder preferred Bring it to class daily Students will be required to take notes daily. They will be part of the class work grade. Notes should be used to complete homework assignments Organization is key! Checked periodically

8 TEXTBOOKS Textbooks will be utilized in class. Student may sign out a textbook, if they wish to do so, but this is not required

9 PARTICIPATION ! Students are expected to participate daily in class discussions and to attempt to speak the language at all times.

10 MID-TERMS AND FINAL EXAMS Z WISCHENPRÜFUNG UND A BSCHLUSSPRÜFUNG (averaged together) count as one-fifth of the final grade, which is averaged with the other four marking period grades.

11 MAKE-UP WORK Students responsibility to schedule a time for missed quizzes/tests Must be made up within one week of an excused absence or they will receive no credit If the students absences are unexcused, they will not be permitted to make up the missed work.

12 H ERR W YNN S A VAILABILITY ! Before school, after schooltime permitting and prearranged by student/teacher The student must make every effort to succeed. The student cannot rely on the teacher for assistance if he or she does not put forth the required effort. Voice mail: 631-4700 ext. 14427; Email:

13 BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS In order to be as successful as you can in this class, the following things have been agreed upon by the students as expectations for the classroom: Report to class on time. Lateness to class has a detrimental effect on student learning. We will follow the 3-6-9 rule for tardiness to class. Remember that if you come to class more than 15 minutes late with no pass, you will be given a consequence for a class cut.

14 BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS Be respectful of yourself and others at all times. Be prepared for class on a consistent basis. Remember that we are all in this together. If each person consistently does his/her best and respects one another, this year will be very successful and rewarding!

15 GRADING POLICY Grades will be based on: Classworkgiven daily Homeworkalso given daily Quizzesgiven frequently Testsgiven after each major chapter Mini-projects/ role plays oral or written, individual or group Creative project – Performance based/ Ex. film, play, presentation, etc.

16 GRADING POLICY Homework – 20% Classwork – 20% Quizzes – 20% Assessments (chapter tests, role plays, writing assignments, creative projects)– 40%

17 Y OUR TURN ! Take out a piece of paper and write your expectations for this class and/or this year at Newark High School. What do you want to learn or find out about the German language or culture? What do you want out of this year at Newark High School, from yourselves, peers, teachers?

18 K LEINER Q UIZ ! Put everything away! Under your desks! In your bookbag!


20 W AS WISSEN WIR SCHON ? (W HAT DO WE KNOW ALREADY ABOUT G ERMANY ?) 1. Name at least three German cities. 2. Name three German automobiles. 3. Name three German speaking countries. 4. Name three wars, in which German has been. 5. Approximately how many people live in Germany?

21 G ERMAN AND E NGLISH – NOT SO DIFFERENT You already know some cognates. Some are identical in spelling; some are very similar. Wort – word Schuh Bruder Familie Wetter Butter Land braun grün kosten beginnen trinken bringen

22 By comparing groups of cognates, you can see that differences between English and German cognates developed quite systematically. Try to come up with the English equivalents. Notice the vowel relationships: klar – clear Jahr – alt -old kalt lang Tee - tea See Bier Knie Sommer - summer Sonne Onkel Osten Bohne gut Buch - book Nudel Suppe jung

23 N OW, IT S YOUR TURN With a partner discuss... 1. Wie heißt du? (Whats your name?) 2. Wie alt bist du? (How old are you?) 3. Woher kommst du? (Where do you come from?) 4. Was sind deine Hobbies? (What do you do in your free time?) 5. Erzähl ein kleine Geschichte über dich! (Tell a little story about yourself) Write down and be prepared to tell about your neighbor.

24 I NTRODUCTIONS Wie heißt du? Ich heiße... Guten Tag! Guten Morgen! Wie geht es dir? (Wie gehts?) Gut! Es geht mir gut! Tschüss! Auf Wiedersehen!

25 E XIT S LIP Write down one thing you learned today about German.

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