EXERCISE 1: Task 1
Tying Texts to Standards
In completing this task, either submit comments in the Brainstorming Forum below, or go directly to the Hints, which review how the tasks fulfill the Standards
Student Population: Grade 8 being
introduced to German
Text: "Die letzte Chance, den 'Besenstern' in Augenschein zu nehmen"
Task 1: (An introductory task, initially in English but as the base for subsequent work in German. The teacher may wish to speak German and allow the students to express themselves in the language of their choice.)
Outcome: Students match "Besenstern" with what they know about the comet Hale-Bopp (some may also note in the text, "Komet," "Schweifstern" etc.), recognize that the map charts the course of the comet between the beginning and end of April.
HINTS ABOUT TASK 1 and the Standards
on Exercise 1, Task 1
TOPIC: What standard or standards does this task fulfill? What kind of learning is taking place using this reading text?
Exercise 1, Task 2