Our team of language experts are all teachers with many years of classroom experience; of course, we have all learned languages also. We've put together a variety of activities to help teachers and learners. They range from simple vocabulary practice to reading/listening comprehension and writing tasks. There is something for everyone here, whether you're a beginner student of German or a seasoned instructor. Below, you'll find links to activities by frame.
If you are interested in creating activities based on the G-FOL, please do and share them with us! We've put together some ideas for how to get started.
Files with classroom activities are available as Word documents on Google Drive here: http://goo.gl/XSqiwU
This infographic handout explains to learners what the G-FOL is and how to use it.
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Buying and Selling
Here you'll find learning materials for the Buying and Selling frame.
|Leseübung: Schikane bei H&M||This lesson includes pre-reading, reading for Buying and Selling vocab, simple textual analysis (by frame elements), T/F for frame elements in text, and comprehension questions.||German||reading, advanced||no|
|Wo kann man was kaufen? Dative with IN and KAUFEN|
Substitution tables for writing sentences. Use of preposition IN + dative and the verb KAUFEN.
The document is meant to be in landscape format - use pdf for printing. The doc format here is portrait but it can be downloaded and saved in landscape orientation.
Here you'll find learning materials for the Causation frame.
|Vocab Activities: Causation||A packet of several vocabulary exercises involving Causation. Starts with a review of lexical units, then matching for halves of the sentence that go together, guessing meanings of related forms (different parts of speech of covered vocab), and finally writing sentences using the vocab to describe what's happening in photos.||English||doc||review, writing, parts of speech, related forms||no|
Here you'll find learning materials for the Grooming frame.
Grooming Intro Lesson with notes for instructors
|Use this presentation in class to introduce students to the G-FOL, using the Grooming frame as example. Explains basic concepts and goes over the grammar of reflexive verbs in Grooming. Includes warm up brainstorm, group discussion, etc.||German||ppt||powerpoint, teacher, classroom, introduce G-FOL||no|
|Vocab Activity: Grooming, Multiple Choice - SHORT||Select the appropriate German verb to use for translating given English sentence (answers show verb only). Multiple correct answers, as shown in included key.||English||doc||multiple choice, simple vocab practice|| |
|Vocab Activity: Grooming, Multiple Choice - LONG||Longer version of above activity (each answer choice includes the verb and the entire translated sentence using that verb). Key included||English||doc||yes|
Here you'll find learning materials for the Sleep frame. Click here for all the files.
|Exploring the Frame||Introductory Activity for the Sleep Frame. Begins with learner's expectations and familiarizes them with the G-FOL's version of the concept "sleep".||English||doc||intro, beginner, overview||no|
|Wie kann ich besser schlafen?||Listening comprehension activity with pre- and post-viewing questions (comprehension and applying to personal life). Youtube video is from "Gesundheitswissen."||German||doc||video, listening||no |