First-Year Gerlang

Gerlang 1 – Fall 2012
Tentative schedule

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(NK = text: Deutsch: Na Klar)

WEEK ONE
THEME: Einführung

Objectives for Week One

  Interpersonal
            meet, great and introduce myself
            express politeness, gratitude
            express lack of understanding  
  Presentational
            briefly present oneself

Date

Class Activity

Preparation for next day

9/24

NK 2-3
Intro to class, coursework site
Hallo!

NK 4-7

9/25

NK 4-7
Wie schreibt man das?

NK 8-12

9/26

NK 8-12
Na, wie geht’s?

NK 13-17

9/27

NK 13-17

Sie können schon etwas Deutsch!
nützliche Ausdrücke

NK 20-23
WB Einführung

9/28

NK 20-23
persönliche Angaben

Übungsquiz: Einführung (Hören und Sprechen)
Kapitel 1: Das bin ich

Introduce Progress Card

NK 22-24, 32-35
FulbrookChapter 1 (read and comment in Coursework)

WEEK TWO
THEME: Das bin ich

Objectives for Week Two
  Interpersonal
            name and briefly describe myself and my interests
            ask and answer simple questions
  Interpretive
            understand basic personal questions
  Presentational
            write brief biographical sketch of myself

  


Date

Class Activity

Preparation for next class

10/1

NK 22-24, 32-35
Persönliche Angaben
Nouns, Gender and Def. Articles
Personal Prounouns

Introduce Portfolio 1

NK 25-29, 36-40

Begin looking for readings for Portfolio 1 (check instructions in coursework)

10/2

NK 25-29, 36-40
Sich erkundigen
Verbs

NK 30-31, 40-44

10/3

NK 30-31, 40-44
Eigenschaften und Interessen
Word Order
Asking Questions

NK 45-46
WB Kapitel 1

Gedicht schreiben

10/4

NK 45-46
Videoclips und Aktivitäten
Lesetext (S. 45)

share Gedichte

NK 47, 50-51

10/5

NK 47, 50-51
Foreigners in Germany

Quiz 1: Kapitel 1 (Schreiben)

Kapitel 2: Wie ich wohne

NK 52-55, 62
Quiz 1: Kapitel 1 (Lesen) – finish by Sun., 11:59 pm
Fulbrook Chapter 2 (read and comment in Coursework)

WEEK THREE
THEME:  Wie ich wohne

Objectives for Week Three
  Interpersonal
            name & briefly describe my place of residence
  Interpretive
           understand & recognize housing ads
  Presentational
           present housing information in classified ad

Date

Class Activities

Preparation for next class, Quizzes/Tests

10/8

NK 52-55, 62
Auf Wohnungssuche
Plural of Nouns

NK 52-55, 63-67

10/9

NK 52-55, 63-67
Auf Wohnungssuche
Nominative and Accusative

NK 56-57, 67-68

Portfolio 1 (readings)

10/10

NK 56-57, 67-68
Auf Möbelsuche
der-Words

Portfolio 1(readings)

NK 56-57, 69-70

Start working on Portfolio 2 (listening)

(check instructions in coursework)

10/11

NK 56-57, 69-70
Auf Möbelsuche
Indefinite Article

NK 71-72

10/12

NK 71-72
stem-vowel changes

NK 58-61, 72-75
Fulbrook Chapter 3 (read and comment in Coursework)

Quiz 2:  Kapitel 2 (Hören und Sprechen) – finish by Sun., 11:59 pm.

WEEK FOUR
THEME: Wie ich wohne, Familie und Freunde

Objectives for Week Four
  Interpersonal
            name & describe where I live
            talk briefly about my interests/what I (don’t) like to do
  Interpretive
            take part in basic conversation concerning self, interests
  Presentational
            briefly present introductory info of topic of interest


Date

Class Activities

Preparation/Homework & Quizzes/Tests

10/15

NK 58-61, 72-75
Was wir gern machen

Plural of nouns

NK 58-61

Continue working on Portfolio 2 (listening)

10/16

NK 58-61
Was wir gern machen

review

NK 75-78

WB Kapitel 2

10/17

NK 75-78
Videoclips und Aktivitäten
Lesetext (S. 76)


NK 82-83, 93-96

10/18

NK 82-83, 93-96
Kapitel 3: Familie und Freunde
Possessive Adjectives

Quiz Kapitel 2

NK 84-87

10/19

NK 84-87
Familienstammbaum
Quiz 3: Kapitel 2 (Schreiben)

Introduce Mini-presentation


NK 84-87, 97-99

Fulbrook Chapter 4 (read and comment in Coursework)

Theme for mini-presentation

Quiz 3: Kapitel 2 (Lesen)finish by Sun., 11:59 pm.

WEEK FIVE
THEME: Familie und Freunde

Objectives for Week Five
  Interpersonal
            name and briefly describe my family and friends
            be able to say what I do during the week, on weekends
  Interpretive
            understand basic information in video/conversation pertaining
                        to festivals/holidays and family/friends
  Presentational
            present and explain a visual diagram of family tree

  

Date

Class Activities

Preparation/Homework & Quizzes/Tests

10/22

Theme for mini-presentation

NK 84-87, 97-99
Familienstammbaum
Personal Prounouns in Accusative

NK 88-89, 100-102

10/23

NK 88-89, 100-101
Der Kalender
Prepositions with Accusative

NK 89-92

Portfolio 2 (listening)

10/24

NK 89-92
Feste und Feiertage
Review – accusative preps/pronouns

Portfolio 2 (listening)

NK 102-104

10/25

NK 102-104
Irregular verbs werden & wissen
Mini-presentations

Progress Card

10/26

Mini-presentations

Turn-in Progress Card

NK 89-92

Fulbrook Chapter 5 (read and comment in Coursework)

Quiz 4: Kapitel 3 (Hören und Sprechen) – finish by Sun., 11:59 pm.

WEEK SIX
THEME: Familie und Freunde, Mein Tag

Objectives for Week Six
  Interpersonal
            describe holidays that I celebrate and how I celebrate
  Presentational
            present introductory information of topic of interest for 2 minutes

  

Date

Class Activities

Preparation/Homework & Quizzes/Tests

10/29

NK 89-92
Feste und Feiertage

NK 104-107, 110-111

 

10/30

NK 104-107
Videoclips und Aktivitäten
Lesetext (S. 105)

Zwischenspiel (S. 110)

NK 112-113, 124-127

WB Chapter 3

10/31

NK 112-113, 124-127
Kapitel 4: Mein Tag
Separable Prefix Verbs

NK 114-117, 124-127

 

11/1

NK 114-117, 124-127
Die Uhrzeit
Separable Prefix Verbs

Introduce Composition 1.1

Review instructions for Portfolio 3  in coursework

11/2

Quiz 5: Kapitel 3 (Schreiben)

time for Portfolio 3 Videoprojekt

NK 118-121, 128-133

Fulbrook Chapter 6 (read and comment in Coursework)

Quiz 5: Kapitel 3 (Lesen) – finish by Sun., 11:59 pm.

WEEK SEVEN
THEME: Mein Tag

Objectives for Week Seven
  Interpersonal
            describe with greater detail and preference nuance what I do during the day
            talk briefly about film, music and theater
  Interpretive
            understand questions, engage in conversation about film/music/theater
            decify film/TV/theater program guide and website
  Presentational
            present my favorite film/theater-piece

Date

Class Activities

Preparation/Homework & Quizzes/Tests

11/5

NK 118-121, 128-133
Pläne machen
Modal Verbs

NK 118-121, 128-133

Continue working on Portfolio 3

11/6

NK 118-121, 128-133
Pläne machen
Modal Verbs

NK 121-123, 133-136

complete Composition 1.1

11/7

NK 121-123, 133-136
Kino, Musik und Theater

Imperative

Composition 1.1 – exchange, edit

NK 137-141

WB Kapitel 4

11/8

NK 137-141
Videoclips und Aktivitäten
Lesetext (S. 137)

Continue working on Composition 1.2

11/9

Review activities

time for Portfolio 3 Videoprojekt

Fulbrook Chapter 7 (read and comment in Coursework)

Quiz 6: Kapitel 4 (Hören und Sprechen) – finish by Sun., 11:59 pm

WEEK EIGHT
THEME: Einkaufen

Objectives for Week Eight
  Interpersonal
            describe what I wear, what I buy
  Interpretive
            understand questions regarding clothing preferences and habites

  


Date

Class Activities

Preparation/Homework & Quizzes/Tests

11/12

present Portfolio 3 Videoprojekt

NK 144-145, 157-159

11/13

NK 144-145, 157-159
Kapitel 5: Einkaufen
The Dative Case – personal pronouns

NK 146-148, 160-161

complete Composition 1.2

11/14

NK 146-148, 160-161
Kleidungsstücke
Dative Case: articles and possessive
               adjectives, indirect objects
Position of Dative

Composition 1.2 - edit

NK 149-151, 162-163

continue working on Composition 1.3

11/15

NK 149-151, 162-163
Beim Einkaufen
Verbs with Dative

NK 149-151, 164-166

11/16

NK 149-151, 164-166
Beim Einkaufen
Prepositions with Dative

Quiz 7: Kapitel 4-5 (Schreiben)

NK 152-156

Fulbrook Chapter 8 (read and comment in Coursework)

Quiz 7: Kapitel 4-5 (Lesen) – finish by Sun., 11:59 pm

WEEK NINE
THEME: Einkaufen

Objectives for Week Nine
  Interpersonal
            talk about what I eat/drink
  Interpretive
            engage in conversation about food

  

Date

Class Activities

Preparation/Homework & Quizzes/Tests

11/26

NK 152-156
Lebensmittel
Dative review

Composition 1.2

NK 152-156, 166

11/27

NK 152-156, 166
Lebensmittel
Interrogative Pronouns

NK 167-1701

Complete Composition 1.3


11/28

NK 167-171
Videoclips und Aktivitäten
Lesetext (S. 168)

Composition 1.3 (turn in all drafts)

Discuss Presentation

WB Kapitel 5

Theme for Presentation

11/29

Review activities

Theme for Presentation

11/30

Review activities
Preparation for Presentations

Theme for Presentation

Fulbrook Chapters 8 & 9 (read and comment in Coursework)

Quiz 8: Kapitel 5 (Hören und Sprechen) – finish by Sun., 11:59 pm.

WEEK TEN
THEME: Review

Objectives for Week Ten       
  Interpretive
            understand short presentation and ask questions, respond to questions of a presentational topic
  Presentational
            present rehearsed report for 5 minutes

  

Date

Class Activities

Preparation/Homework & Quizzes/Tests

12/3

Review activities

Prep. for Presentations

Portfolio 4 (reflection)

Interview

12/4

Presentations

Progress Card

Interview

12/5

Presentations

Hand in Progress Card

Interview

12/6

Presentations

Interview

12/7

Presentations

Responses to Presentations due in Coursework by 5 pm 12/7.