Deutsch 101 Hausaufgaben--Herbst 2013

September

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November Dezember

Here are the suggested assignments--but please be aware that your instructor may make changes to this in class!

Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the class day FOLLOWING the day on which they are listed on this schedule, unless otherwise noted.  Please remember that late homework will receive a "check minus," and homework that is more than two class days late will not be accepted (unless, of course, you have a good excuse for handing it in late).  If you notice any mistakes, please email Hartmut or inform your instructor!

iLrn Assignments

For each chapter, the iLrn assignment is the biggest assignment. We have broken it down for you into a few exercises to do each day - but we are not requiring you to stick to this recommended schedule. Towards the end of each chapter, the online homework schedule will say "Chapter ___ iLrn assignments must be completed by the beginning of the next class." This is when your instructor will check that you have completed this assignment. This means that in theory, you could do the entire assignment for the chapter the night before it's due - but if you do that, you won't learn much from it. Success in this course correlates closely with doing the iLrn assignments thoughtfully, so please start early, even if you don't stick precisely to the recommended schedule!

For iLrn homework, you should start each assigned exercise, but you need not finish it if you think you've gotten the point and don't need more practice.  Thinking about this as you work and stopping when you don't need further practice will help you learn more effectively than mechanically completing every item! In general, if an assignment doesn't seem useful to you, talk to your instructor about whether you might be able to do something else instead that seems more worthwhile to you.

Please use your common sense when the program tells you your response was incorrect: there may sometimes be more than one correct answer, and sometimes the program may grade your answer as incorrect only because of a trivial spelling mistake; it's also possible that the program may make a mistake. For open-ended questions, the program initially gives you 0 points regardless of your answer, until your instructor reviews the activity. If in doubt about a wrong answer, please ask your instructor before assuming you made a mistake!

Umlaute & ß: The iLrn interface includes buttons for ä, ö, ü, and ß, but entering text is much easier if you can learn a keyboard shortcut for typing these characters. Click here for a description of options you can choose from. On a Mac, there are easy shortcuts; on a PC, the easiest option is probably to activate the US International Keyboard and use the shortcuts this makes available.

Glosses: Sometimes, the iLrn activities include explanatory glosses for some of the words. These are indicated by a little raised circleo, like the glosses in the textbook. Whenever you see one of these, roll your mouse over the word (or phrase) to see the translation!

Tag 1: Dienstag, 3. September

Assignments are listed on the day on which they are assigned. They are due at the beginning of class on the class day FOLLOWING the day on which they are listed on this schedule, unless otherwise noted, i.e. what is listed here is due TOMORROW, not today. Think of this homework schedule as what your instructor would be writing on the board today in class, if s/he still wrote homework on the board

1. If your physical copy of the book has not yet arrived, you will need to print pages 2-7 for tomorrow's class (Tag 2) [der Tag = day]. You can print from the eBook tab in iLrn, but it's probably easier for you to find the pdf of Chapter 1 of Vorsprung on CTools and print the first few pages of that (Resources > Vorsprung_Kapitel1.pdf)

2a. Sehen Sie [=watch] das Kapitel 1 Video. Klicken Sie hier!

2b. **SUBMIT** When you're ready, click here to take the online Kapitel 1 "pre-quiz."

3. Lesen Sie [=read] die Kursinformation, die Information über die "Oral Exams" und Vorsprung [V] Seite xxiii-xxiv (but ignore Vorsprung's advice to "avoid memorizing lists of words")

4. OPTIONAL: Watch the "Kapitel 1 Videos zum Spaß [=for fun]." These include: (i) Die Küstenwache [=coast guard] (ii) Die "Twist and Shout" Szene aus Ferris Bueller (iii) "Du": David Hasselhoff singt auf Deutsch (iv) "I've been looking for Freedom"--David Hasselhoff (v) German Lessons: Unit 1 - Saying "hello" in German (vi &vii) Sesamstraße: Graf Zahl zählt Briefe & Ernie zählt Äpfel (viii) Mo Do: Eins zwei Polizei (ix) Die Toten Hosen: Zehn kleine Jägermeister

Tag 2: Mittwoch, 4. September

Assignments are listed on the day on which they are assigned. They are due at the beginning of class on the class day FOLLOWING the day on which they are listed on this schedule, unless otherwise noted, i.e. what is listed here is due ON MONDAY, not today. Think of this homework schedule as what your instructor would be writing on the board today in class, if s/he still wrote homework on the board

0. If you are still printing out Kapitel 1 bit by bit, what you will need for Tag 3 is pages 2-16.

1a. Begin learning the Kapitel 1 vocabulary. Klicken Sie hier!

1b. **SUBMIT** When you're ready, click here to take the Kapitel 1 Vokabelquiz. You need a score of 80% or higher in order to get a "check." 

  • Click here for more info and troubleshooting advice about this assignment (what if I score below 80%, why is my score 0, what if nothing happens when I click "submit" etc.)

2a. Follow the instructions you received via CTools Announcements to register for your section of the iLrn course for German 101. If you no longer have the email, find it via the "Announcements" tab on CTools!

2b. Go to iLrn (hlc.quia.com; complete step (2a) above first!), click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 1" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: S:1-1F, S:1-2I ("Logik": Accidentally labeled as S:1-1I in iLrn, but appearing correctly in the sequence of listening activities labeled S:1-2...; note the directions to write down the numerals as you listen, then go back and also write out the numbers), S:1-2J, S:1-3B (Click here for general info on iLrn assignments)

  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): T:1-6, S:1-1C (both of these are review of Annas Albtraum)
  • **Uncheck the "View assigned activities only" checkbox in the Assignment Calendar on iLrn in order to see the recommended exercises**

3. **SUBMIT** BLOG INVITES & TEST POSTS: You will receive an email from your instructor sometime in the next few days, inviting you to join your class blog (look for a subject line beginning "Sie wurden eingeladen..."). Please accept the invitation and post a "test post" in which you simply say what your favorite German word is. This is not an official homework assignment: we just want to make sure you can all post to the blog before the first blog assignment is due. There will be a CTools announcement today or tomorrow with more detailed information.

Tag 3: Donnerstag, 5. September

Assignments are listed on the day on which they are assigned. They are due at the beginning of class on the class day FOLLOWING the day on which they are listed on this schedule, unless otherwise noted, i.e. what is listed here is due TOMORROW, not today. Think of this homework schedule as what your instructor would be writing on the board today in class, if s/he still wrote homework on the board

0. If you are still printing out Kapitel 1 bit by bit, what you will need for Tag 4 is pages 2-31.

1a. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "The Sounds of German" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do S:S-1, S:S-2, S:S-3, S:S-4, S:S-5, S:S-6 [In each case, make the window large enough so you can see the words and the recording controls; click "Submit" when you are satisfied with your recording. Don't worry about making mistakes: just go ahead and submit your first or second effort, and make a mental note of anything you want to work on.]

1b. OPTIONAL: Lesen Sie den "Pronunciation Guide" auf CTools.

2. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 1" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: S:1-1K, S1-2D, S:1-2E (Click here for general info on iLrn assignments)

  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): T:1-13 (review of Annas Traum), S:1-3A (brief multiple choice review of some ideas and vocab from Kapitel 1)
  • **Uncheck the "View assigned activities only" checkbox in the Assignment Calendar on iLrn in order to see the recommended exercises**

3. **SUBMIT** Click here to take the quiz on learning strategies (see also V Seite xix-xx), important course policies, and on the vocabulary from the first day of class [Click on the preceding three links to review the info covered by this quiz!]. You need a score of 80% or higher in order to get a "check." Click here for more info and troubleshooting advice about this assignment

Tag 4: Montag, 9. September

0. If you are still printing out Kapitel 1 bit by bit, what you will need for Tag 5 is (still) pages 2-31.

1. **SUBMIT** Review the annotated Kapitel 1 vocabulary list ("Kapitel1CEM.docx"). Then complete and hand in this worksheet.

  • Remember the earlier advice to save Kapitel1CEM.docx on your computer and edit it to make it useful for you: highlight information you especially want to remember; delete information you're less interested in, so that the parts that are most useful for you stand out.

2. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 1" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: T:1-19 [Ignore the "Record and Chat" box: just do the rest of the activity!],T:1-34, S:1-1M (Click here for general info on iLrn assignments)

  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): T:1-31 (noun genders), T:1-33 (noun genders; look out for one or two plural items), S:1-1G (quick review of greetings), S:1-1H (review of du/Sie/ihr)
  • **Uncheck the "View assigned activities only" checkbox in the Assignment Calendar on iLrn in order to see the recommended exercises**

3. OPTIONAL: Schoolhouse Rock! For an entertaining and nostalgic review of the basics of English grammar (which will help you a lot to understand the grammatical concepts in this course, and your future German courses), click here. You'll find links to all the Schoolhouse Rock episodes; you want the ones in the "Grammar Rock" section. Clicking on each link gets you to a page with lyrics and credits, and a YouTube link at the top. If the YouTube link is bad, just search for the title to find an alternate version. Even if you know all about grammar, you may want to watch the classic "Conjunction Junction." Newer, but very sweet and particularly helpful for this course, is "The Tale of Mr. Morton" (here's an alternative YouTube link for this one with better audio), which explains subjects and predicates. [Nothing to do with grammar, but the other must-see Schoolhouse Rock classic is "I'm Just a Bill."]

Tag 5: Dienstag, 10. September

0. If you are still printing out Kapitel 1 bit by bit, what you will need for Tag 6 is pages 2-35.

1. **SUBMIT** Kapitel 1 iLrn assignments (and the "Sounds of German" assignment, if you haven't done it yet!) must be completed by the beginning of the next class! ==> Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 1" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do all remaining assigned exercises. Click here for more info. Email your instructor if you need more time to complete this!

  • If you've been following the recommended schedule, all you have left to do is: S:1-1I, S:1-1Q, S:1-1U, S:1-1V, S:1-2A, S:1-2B, S:1-2G
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (but NOT required!):S:1-1L (figure out what the question was based on the answer - good practice for the section of Test 1 with a similar format), S:1-1O (annoying but useful practice of kein(e) and pronoun substitution), S:1-2F (listen to the alphabet, then record yourself saying it)
  • ALSO RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!):T:1-38 (Nationalities & kein(e))
  • ALSO RECOMMENDED: Click on the "Video Library" tab, ignore the first video, and watch the three short interviews: Wie heißen Sie?, Wie schreibt man das? and Woher kommen Sie?

2. **SUBMIT** Complete and hand in this worksheet.

Tag 6: Mittwoch, 11. September

0. If you are still printing out Kapitel 1 bit by bit, what you will need for Tag 7 is (still) pages 2-35.

1. **SUBMIT** Post to your class blog on the Kapitel 1 Kultur-Texte. Click here for instructions and to access the articles. Please remember to include your name and the assignment name as tags!

2. OPTIONAL: Look over this great compilation of greetings and farewells in German-speaking countries!

Tag 7: Donnerstag, 12. September

1. **SUBMIT** Lernen Sie für den Test: Test 1 Wiederholungsblatt. In case you did not get the review sheet in class, click here to download it. Please email Hartmut if this review sheet (or link) is not up-to-date!

  • Please show your instructor your completed Wiederholungsblatt in class. If you've attempted most of the sections, you will get a "check"; if you've done everything and drafted the essay, you will get a "check plus." Your instructor will determine the grade in class by taking a very quick look while you're discussing your responses in pairs, so that you can keep the sheet and continue studying with it.

2. **SUBMIT** AMD 1: Click here for instructions and some additional ideas. Please remember to include your name and the assignment name as tags!

Tag 8: Montag, 16. September

1. Keine Hausaufgabe Lernen Sie für Test 1! IDEEN:

  • Go to iLrn, click on the "Self-tests" tab, and take "Post-Test 1."
  • Sehen Sie noch einmal [=watch one more time] das Kapitel 1 Video!
  • Review the annotated Kapitel 1 vocabulary list. Hopefully, you have already saved the document with your own highlights and deletions to make it as useful as possible for you for studying for the test; if not, you can do so now!
Tag 9: Dienstag, 17. September

1a. Sehen Sie das Kapitel 2 Video. Klicken Sie hier!

1b. Sehen Sie das Kapitel 3 Video von 5:39-7:34 (i.e. watch ONLY the section of the Kapitel 3 video that's about Accusative Prepositions). Klicken Sie hier!

1c. **SUBMIT** When you're ready, click here to take the online Kapitel 2 "pre-quiz" and use the "Submit" button to submit your score to your instructor. You need to get a score of 80% or higher in order to get a "check." 

  • Click here for more info and troubleshooting advice about this assignment (what if I score below 80%, why is my score 0, what if nothing happens when I click "submit" etc.)

2. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 2" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: T:2-11 (Click here for general info on iLrn assignments)

  • ALSO RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): T:2-34 (practice putting the verb in position 2), S:2-1D (Practice haben & review du/ihr/Sie; Click here for more info!), S:2-1F (review the conjugation of the verb "sein")
Tag 10: Mittwoch, 18. September

1a. Begin learning the Kapitel 2 vocabulary. Klicken Sie hier!

1b.**SUBMIT** When you're ready, click here to download a worksheet on the Kapitel 2 Vokabeln, which you should fill out and hand in!

2. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 2" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: T:2-8, S:2-1H, S:2-3B, S:2-2G (Click here for general info on iLrn assignments)

  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): T:2-5 (review of the Anlauftext), T:2-9 (family vocab practice), S:2-1C (practice haben & family vocab), S:2-2F (vocab review with fun sound effects)
Tag 11: Donnerstag, 19. September

1. Lesen Sie auf der Kurswebseite die "Supplementary Grammar Explanations" für Kapitel 2.

2a. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 2" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: T:2-40, T:2-41 (Click here for general info on iLrn assignments)

  • ALSO RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): S:2-1L (practices family vocab, kein(e) & Accusative; Click here for more info!)

2b. Absprungtext lesen: Do iLrn T:2-23 and T:2-25 as follows: First do T:2-23 (Wortdetektiv); then read the text "Anna schreibt eine E-Mail" (V Seite 60); then do T:2-25

  • ALSO RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): T:2-27 and S:2-1M (more short answer questions about the Absprungtext)

3. OPTIONAL: Watch the "Kapitel 2 Videos zum Spaß [=for fun]." These include: (i) Trio: Da da da (ii) Seeed: Aufstehen (iii) German Lessons: Unit 4 - Initiating conversations in German (iv) Blumentopf: So La La

Tag 12: Montag, 23. September

1. **SUBMIT** Review the annotated Kapitel 2 vocabulary list ("Kapitel2CEM.docx"). Then complete and hand in this worksheet.

  • Remember the earlier advice to save Kapitel2CEM.docx on your computer and edit it to make it useful for you: highlight information you especially want to remember; delete information you're less interested in, so that the parts that are most useful for you stand out.

MORGEN SIND WIR IM COMPUTERRAUM! Click here to confirm the location.

Tag 13: Dienstag, 24. September

HEUTE SIND WIR IM COMPUTERRAUM! Click here to confirm the location.

1a. Sehen Sie Teil 1 des Films Lola rennt [ca. 20 Minuten]. To access the clip, go to CTools > Media Gallery > Collections > German 101 Media, and click on the "Lola rennt [Clip 1]" thumbnail. Email Hartmut if you run into any problems!

1b. **SUBMIT** Click here to download the "Lola rennt - Teil 1 Worksheet," fill it out as you watch the clip, and hand it in in class.

2. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 2" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: S:2-1J, S:2-1N, S:2-1P (Click here for more info!), S:2-1S (Click here for more info!), S:2-2D, S:2-2E (Test 2 uses a different format, but this logisch/unlogisch format will come up on some future tests ==> practice this attentively!) (Click here for general info on iLrn assignments)

Tag 14: Mittwoch, 25. September

1. **SUBMIT** Kapitel 2 iLrn assignments must be completed by the beginning of the next class! ==> Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 2" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do all remaining assigned exercises. (Click here for general info on iLrn assignments)

  • If you've been following the recommended schedule, what you have left to do is: S:2-1Q, S:2-1W (Click here for more info!).
  • ALSO RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): S:2-1R (practice "gern"), S:2-2A (time permitting, we'll do this in class: recognize members of Anna's family based on short descriptions), S:2-2C (we'll do this in class: answer some questions about a conversation Anna has at a party)
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Click on the "Video Library" tab, ignore the first video, and watch the four short interviews: Haben Sie Geschwister?, Wie viel Uhr ist es?, Was machen Sie gern? and Beschreiben Sie Ihren Tagesablauf [=Describe your daily routine].

2. **SUBMIT** Complete and hand in this worksheet.

Tag 15: Donnerstag, 26. September

1. **SUBMIT** Post to your class blog on the Kapitel 2 Kultur-Texte. Click here for instructions and to access the articles. Please remember to include your name and the assignment name as tags!

Tag 16: Montag, 30. September

1. **SUBMIT** Lernen Sie für den Test: Test 2 Wiederholungsblatt. In case you did not get the review sheet in class, click here to download it. Please email Hartmut if this review sheet (or link) is not up-to-date!

  • Please show your instructor your completed Wiederholungsblatt in class. If you've attempted most of the sections, you will get a "check"; if you've done everything and drafted the essay, you will get a "check plus." Your instructor will determine the grade in class by taking a very quick look while you're discussing your responses in pairs, so that you can keep the sheet and continue studying with it.
Tag 17: Dienstag, 1. Oktober

1. Lernen Sie für Test 2! IDEEN:

  • Go to iLrn, click on the "Self-tests" tab, and take "Post-Test 2."
  • Sehen Sie noch einmal [=watch one more time] das Kapitel 2 Video!
  • Review the annotated Kapitel 2 vocabulary list. Hopefully, you have already saved the document with your own highlights and deletions to make it as useful as possible for you for studying for the test; if not, you can do so now! If you have time, review the annotated vocabulary list from Kapitel 1 as well!
Tag 18: Mittwoch, 2. Oktober

1a. Sehen Sie das Kapitel 3 Video. Klicken Sie hier!

1b. **SUBMIT** When you're ready, click here to take the online Kapitel 3 "pre-quiz" and use the "Submit" button to submit your score to your instructor. You need to get a score of 80% or higher in order to get a "check." Click here for more info and troubleshooting advice about this assignment.

  • You actually see 20 questions out of an item bank of 50 for this particular exercise. To see all 50 items, click here. Note that this version of the exercise is not "submittable"; it's just available for additional practice.

2. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 3" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: S:3-1O (Click here for more info!), S:3-1P

Tag 19: Donnerstag, 3. Oktober

1a. Begin learning the Kapitel 3 vocabulary. Klicken Sie hier!

1b.**SUBMIT** When you're ready, click here to download a worksheet on the Kapitel 3 Vokabeln, which you should fill out and hand in!

2. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 3" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: S:3-2F, S:3-3B

  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): T:3-6 (review of the Anlauftext), S:3-1J (food vocab practice - Click here for more info!)

3. **SUBMIT** AMD 2. Pick an activity (visit your class blog for ideas!), do it, then post about what you did. Click here for some additional ideas. Please remember to include your name and the assignment name as tags!

Tag 20: Montag, 7. Oktober

1. **SUBMIT** Lesen Sie den Text "Essen und trinken in den USA". Click here to download the text combined with vocabulary notes and a worksheet, which you should fill out and hand in. We're only having you read part of the original text, since the whole text would be too long. See the links below if you're interested in seeing the entire text, and possibly reading the rest of it for your next AMD. Trying to understand this text completely at this stage in 101 would be much too difficult, but we want you to see that you can understand its main points. Read through the entire text once quickly without stopping (don't let this take longer than 5 minutes!), then read it through one more time and answer the questions as you go. You only need to understand the text well enough to answer the questions. Please resist the urge to look up every unknown word: the vocabulary notes we've provided should be all you need!

  • Click here to see the original version of this text online.
  • Click here if you want to complete a worksheet on the entire text. This is identical to the worksheet above, but includes the portions of the text we deleted, and some additional vocabulary notes and questions. If you hand in this worksheet on the complete text, it will count for this assignment AND for your next AMD [no need to post on the blog!].
  • We strongly encourage you to work on this assignment in pairs or groups. If you do so, you can just hand in one copy of the worksheet with all your names on it, and you will all get the same grade!

2. Absprungtext lesen: Do iLrn T:3-23, T:3-24 & T:3-25 as follows: First do T:3-23 (Wortdetektiv); then scan the "Heidelberg und Mannheim" text (V Seite 102-3) for the answers to T:3-24; and finally read the text thoroughly in order to do T:3-25.

Tag 21: Dienstag, 8. Oktober

1a. Sehen Sie Teil 2 des Films Lola rennt [ca. 20 Minuten]. To access the clip, go to CTools > Media Gallery > Collections > German 101 Media, and click on the "Lola rennt [Clip 2]" thumbnail. Email Hartmut if you run into any problems!

1b.**SUBMIT** Click here to download the "Lola rennt - Teil 2 Worksheet," fill it out as you watch the clip, and hand it in in class.

2. **SUBMIT** Review the annotated Kapitel 3 vocabulary list ("Kapitel3CEM.docx"). Then complete and hand in this worksheet.

  • Remember the earlier advice to save Kapitel3CEM.docx on your computer and edit it to make it useful for you: highlight information you especially want to remember; delete information you're less interested in, so that the parts that are most useful for you stand out.

3. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 3" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: S:3-2B (Click here for more info!), S:3-2C

  • ALSO RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): S:3-1C (practice (mostly) stem-changing verbs), S:3-1D (practice (mostly) stem-changing verbs; Click here for more info!), S:3-1T (food vocab and review of numbers)
Tag 22: Mittwoch, 9. Oktober

1. **SUBMIT** Aufsatz 1 (125-150 Wörter). THEMA: Klicken Sie hier.

  • Click here for some additional hints and reminders for the first essay.
  • If you need an extra day or two to complete this essay, just let your instructor know!

MORGEN SIND WIR IM COMPUTERRAUM! Click here to confirm the location.

Tag 23: Donnerstag, 10. Oktober

HEUTE SIND WIR IM COMPUTERRAUM! Click here to confirm the location.

1. **SUBMIT** Kapitel 3 iLrn assignments must be completed by the beginning of the next class! ==> Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 3" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do all remaining assigned exercises. (Click here for general info on iLrn assignments)

  • If you've been following the recommended schedule, what you have left to do is: S:3-1E (Click here for more info!), S:3-1F (Click here for more info!), S:3-1N, S:3-1Q, S:3-2G (Do listen to the preliminary vocabulary list on the audio track, but then IGNORE the instructions to record yourself repeating that vocab for Teil 1. Instead, SCROLL DOWN to the questions in Teil 2 and answer them as the audio track continues)
  • ALSO RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): S:3-1G (Good practice with Possessive Adjectives in the Accusative, but a bit confusing to figure out what exactly you're supposed to do, so click here for more info!), S:3-1L (Possessive Adjective and food vocab), S:3-2H (Good, but very tricky practice with Possessive Adjectives in the Accusative and with Accusative Pronouns ==> you can learn a lot from clicking here to read a detailed explanation of the answers, then listening to the audio and trying the questions, then looking at the explanation again. The exercise itself is very short, so this won't take you very long!)
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Click on the "Video Library" tab, ignore the first video, and watch the three short interviews: Was essen Sie gern?, Was machen Sie in Ihrer Freizeit? and Was können Sie besonders gut oder gar nicht gut? [=What are you especially good at or not at all good at?].

2. **SUBMIT** Complete and hand in this worksheet.

Tag 24: Mittwoch, 16. Oktober

1. **SUBMIT** Post to your class blog on the Kapitel 3 Kultur-Texte. Click here for instructions and to access the articles. Please remember to include your name and the assignment name as tags!

2. Bring a fun (but inoffensive!) object to class; choose something that won't break if it's passed around in class, and that you're not terrified of losing (it shouldn't get lost during the activity in class, but you never know). Look up the German word for this object (including the gender!) if you don't know it, and write it down!

3. OPTIONAL: Watch the "Kapitel 3 Videos zum Spaß"

Tag 25: Donnerstag, 17. Oktober

1. **SUBMIT** Lernen Sie für den Test: Test 3 Wiederholungsblatt. In case you did not get the review sheet in class, click here to download it. Please email Hartmut if this review sheet (or link) is not up-to-date!

  • Please show your instructor your completed Wiederholungsblatt in class. If you've attempted most of the sections, you will get a "check"; if you've done everything and drafted the essay, you will get a "check plus." Your instructor will determine the grade in class by taking a very quick look while you're discussing your responses in pairs, so that you can keep the sheet and continue studying with it.
  • For section I, study the plurals of the following nouns: Kapitel 1: Im Klassenzimmer; im Hörsaal (click here to see the plurals, since they are not listed in the book); Kapitel 2: Die Familie und die Verwandten; Kapitel 3: Das Essen.

2. RECOMMENDED: Lesen Sie "Some Hints on How to Guess Gender"

  • Optional, but amazingly interesting: Click here for an article on the results of actual empirical research on how language affects the way we think. If you like it, post about it for anAMD. Towards the end, the article describes some research results about noun genders, such as: "For example, when asked to describe a 'key' — a word that is masculine in German and feminine in Spanish — the German speakers were more likely to use words like 'hard,' 'heavy,' 'jagged,' 'metal,' 'serrated,' and 'useful,' whereas Spanish speakers were more likely to say 'golden,' 'intricate,' 'little,' 'lovely,' 'shiny,' and 'tiny.' To describe a 'bridge,' which is feminine in German and masculine in Spanish, the German speakers said 'beautiful,' 'elegant,' 'fragile,' 'peaceful,' 'pretty,' and 'slender,' and the Spanish speakers said 'big,' 'dangerous,' 'long,' 'strong,' 'sturdy,' and 'towering.'"

3. **SUBMIT** AMD 3. Pick an activity (visit your class blog for ideas!), do it, then post about what you did. Click here for some additional ideas. Please remember to include your name and the assignment name as tags! [If you need an extra day or two to complete this AMD, just let your instructor know!]

Tag 26: Montag, 21. Oktober

1. Keine Hausaufgabe Lernen Sie für Test 3! IDEEN:

  • Go to iLrn, click on the "Self-tests" tab, and take "Post-Test 3."
  • Sehen Sie noch einmal [=watch one more time] das Kapitel 3 Video!
  • Review the annotated Kapitel 3 vocabulary list. Hopefully, you have already saved the document with your own highlights and deletions to make it as useful as possible for you for studying for the test; if not, you can do so now! If you have time, review the annotated vocabulary lists from Kapitel 1 & 2 as well!
  • For section I, study (only) the plurals of the following nouns: Kapitel 1: Im Klassenzimmer; im Hörsaal (click here to see the plurals, since they are not listed in the book); Kapitel 2: Die Familie und die Verwandten; Kapitel 3: Das Essen.
Tag 27: Dienstag, 22. Oktober

1a. Sehen Sie das Kapitel 4 Video. Klicken Sie hier!

1b. **SUBMIT** When you're ready, click here to take the online Kapitel 4 "pre-quiz" and use the "Submit" button to submit your score to your instructor. You need to get a score of 80% or higher in order to get a "check." Click here for more info and troubleshooting advice about this assignment.

  • You actually see 20 questions out of an item bank of 44 for this particular exercise. To see all 44 items, click here. Note that this version of the exercise is not "submittable"; it's just available for additional practice.

2. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 4" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: T:4-36 (Click here for more info!), S:4-1E, S:4-1F, S:4-1P

  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): S:4-1K (use the modal verb "dürfen" to say what various pets are(n't) allowed to do)

3. [Für Dienstag, den 29. Oktober:] Aufsatz 2 (150 Wörter). THEMA: Klicken Sie hier.

  • Click here for some additional suggestions for the second essay.
Tag 28: Mittwoch, 23. Oktober

1a. Begin learning the Kapitel 4 vocabulary. Klicken Sie hier!

1b. **SUBMIT** When you're ready, click here to take the Kapitel 4 Vokabelquiz. You need a score of 80% or higher in order to get a "check." Click here for more info and troubleshooting advice about this assignment.

1c. OPTIONAL: Here are a few additional vocab practice activities from another site that you could try for fun: (i) Kleider (ii) Körperpflege (iii) Reisen (iv) Unterwegs

2. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 4" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: T:4-8, T:4-13, T:4-35, S:4-1O, S:4-2G (Click here for more info!), S:4-3B

  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): T:4-43 (practice vocab for personal characteristics), S:4-2H & S:4-2A (S:4-2A practices some additional clothing vocab in a cute fashion show context; S:4-2H is a Wortdetektiv activity to prepare you for some of the vocab in S:4-2A, so if you do these, you should do S:4-2H first)

3. Lesen Sie auf der Kurswebseite die "Supplementary Grammar Explanations" für Kapitel 4.

BITTE BRINGEN SIE MORGEN DAS JANOSCH-BUCH!

Tag 29: Donnerstag, 24. Oktober

1. **SUBMIT** Lesen Sie Janosch Seite 3-11. Click here to download a worksheet on the text, which you should fill out and hand in!

  • Please begin by reading the vocabulary on the worksheet.
  • Then look over the pictures, and read the assigned pages once quickly without stopping.
  • Then read the text one more time more carefully, and complete the worksheet.
  • You may enjoy listening to this preview of an audiobook version of Oh, wie schön ist Panama, in which the first few pages of the book are read by Til Schweiger, whom you may recognize from the movie Inglourious Basterds, or from various popular German movies such as Keinohrhasen ("Rabbit Without Ears") or Der bewegte Mann ("Maybe, Maybe Not").

2. **SUBMIT** Review the annotated Kapitel 4 vocabulary list ("Kapitel4CEM.docx"). Then complete and hand in this worksheet.

  • Remember the earlier advice to save Kapitel4CEM.docx on your computer and edit it to make it useful for you: highlight information you especially want to remember; delete information you're less interested in, so that the parts that are most useful for you stand out.

BITTE BRINGEN SIE MORGEN DAS JANOSCH-BUCH!

Tag 30: Montag, 28. Oktober

1. **SUBMIT** Aufsatz 2 (150 Wörter). THEMA: Klicken Sie hier.

  • Click here for some additional suggestions for the second essay.

2. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 4" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: T:4-14, S:4-2B (Click here for more info!), S:4-2C (Click here for more info!)

BITTE BRINGEN SIE MORGEN DAS JANOSCH-BUCH!

Tag 31: Dienstag, 29. Oktober

1. **SUBMIT** Lesen Sie Janosch Seite 12-19. Click here to download a worksheet on the text, which you should fill out and hand in!

  • Please begin by reading the vocabulary on the worksheet.
  • Then look over the pictures, and read the assigned pages once quickly without stopping.
  • Then read the text one more time more carefully, and complete the worksheet.

2a. Sehen Sie Teil 3 des Films Lola rennt [ca. 20 Minuten]. To access the clip, go to CTools > Media Gallery > Collections > German 101 Media, and click on the "Lola rennt [Clip 3]" thumbnail. Email Hartmut if you run into any problems!

2b. **SUBMIT** Click here to download the "Lola rennt - Teil 3 Worksheet," fill it out as you watch the clip, and hand it in in class. [This section of the movie contains lots of useful/fun expressions and examples of modal verbs and the Imperative ==> this worksheet is a little longer than the others ==> the next Janosch worksheet will be a little shorter than usual!]

3. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 4" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: S:4-1D (Click here for more info!), S:4-1H, S:4-2D

BITTE BRINGEN SIE MORGEN DAS JANOSCH-BUCH!

Tag 32: Mittwoch, 30. Oktober

1. **SUBMIT** Kapitel 4 iLrn assignments must be completed by the beginning of the next class! ==> Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 4" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do all remaining assigned exercises. (Click here for general info on iLrn assignments)

  • If you've been following the recommended schedule, then you're already done :)
  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): S:4-1C (practice "sollen" and clothing vocab)
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Click on the "Video Library" tab, ignore the first video, and watch the three short interviews: Was haben Sie in Ihrer Tasche?, Was tragen Sie gern? and Was können Sie gut oder nicht gut?

2. **SUBMIT** Complete and hand in this worksheet.

Tag 33: Donnerstag, 31. Oktober

1. **SUBMIT** Post to your class blog on the Kapitel 4 Kultur-Texte. Click here for instructions and to access the articles. Please remember to include your name and the assignment name as tags!

  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 4" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do T:4-41 (practice reading a German train schedule; Click here for more info!)

2. OPTIONAL: Watch the "Kapitel 4 Videos zum Spaß"

3. **SUBMIT** AMD 4. Pick an activity (visit your class blog for ideas!), do it, then post about what you did. Click here for some additional ideas. Please remember to include your name and the assignment name as tags!

Tag 34: Montag, 4. November

1. **SUBMIT** Lernen Sie für den Test: Test 4 Wiederholungsblatt. In case you did not get the review sheet in class, click here to download it. Please email Hartmut if this review sheet (or link) is not up-to-date!

  • Please show your instructor your completed Wiederholungsblatt in class. If you've attempted most of the sections, you will get a "check"; if you've done everything and drafted the essay, you will get a "check plus." Your instructor will determine the grade in class by taking a very quick look while you're discussing your responses in pairs, so that you can keep the sheet and continue studying with it.
Tag 35: Dienstag, 5. November

1. Keine Hausaufgabe Lernen Sie für Test 4! IDEEN:

  • Go to iLrn, click on the "Self-tests" tab, and take "Post-Test 4."
  • Sehen Sie noch einmal [=watch one more time] das Kapitel 4 Video!
  • Review the annotated Kapitel 4 vocabulary list. Hopefully, you have already saved the document with your own highlights and deletions to make it as useful as possible for you for studying for the test; if not, you can do so now! If you have time, review the annotated vocabulary lists from Kapitel 1-3 as well!
Tag 36: Mittwoch, 6. November

1a. Sehen Sie das Kapitel 5 Video. Klicken Sie hier!

1b. **SUBMIT** When you're ready, click here to download a worksheet on the Kapitel 5 grammar, which you should fill out and hand in!

2a. Anlauftext lesen (Please be sure to do this now as preparation for the next class!): Do iLrn T:5-3, T:5-4, T:5-5 and T:5-9 as follows: First, look at the vocabulary hints in the bullet point below. Then do T:5-3 (Zeitdetektiv) and T:5-4; then open your book to p. 166 and click on T:5-5. Click the "Play" icon and listen to the text once or twice while reading along. Answer the questions, then do T:5-9.

  • Vokabeln: die Geschichte = story (also means "history"); erzählen = to tell (a story); der/die Kellner(in) = waiter/waitress; die Studentenkneipe = student bar; Geld verdienen = to earn money; X hat mir gut gefallen = I (really) liked X; das Trinkgeld = tip; wenigstens = at least; gut aussehen = to look good; einladen = to invite; nachher = afterwards; zusammen = together; leidenschaftlich diskutieren = to have a passionate discussion; etwas mutiger = a bit more courageous; später = later; die Alster: a river that forms a lake in Hamburg; einander küssen = to kiss each other; zum ersten Mal = for the first time; es hat die ganze Zeit geregnet = it rained the whole time; eine ganz schlimme Erkältung = a really bad cold; trotzdem = nevertheless; du hast mir so leidgetan = I felt so sorry for you (es tut mir leid = I'm sorry about that); Zeit miteinander verbringen = to spend time with each other; abends ausgehen = to go out in the evenings; die Nacht durchmachen = to stay up all night (partying or working) ==> adding "tolle" means that these nights were great; St. Pauli: a district of Hamburg known for its nightlife (in particular, the "Reeperbahn" area which we'll read about in "Brennpunkt Kultur" in this chapter); die Elbe: a major river that goes through Hamburg; ein Liebesgedicht = a love poem; vergessen = to forget; bis über beide Ohren verliebt sein = to be head over heels in love (literally: above both ears); deshalb = therefore; sich verloben = to get engaged; bald danach = soon afterwards; heiraten = to marry (verheiratet = married)

2b. RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): T:5-6, T:5-8, S:5-1C (all three of these provide additional review of the Anlauftext; this is good vocab and grammar practice)

3. [Für Mittwoch, den 13. November:] Aufsatz 3 (150 Wörter). THEMA: Klicken Sie hier.

Tag 37: Donnerstag, 7. November

1a. Begin learning the Kapitel 5 vocabulary. Klicken Sie hier!

1b. **SUBMIT** When you're ready, click here to take the Kapitel 5 Vokabelquiz. You need a score of 80% or higher in order to get a "check." Click here for more info and troubleshooting advice about this assignment.

  • You actually see 20 questions out of an item bank of 30 for this particular exercise. To see all 30 items, click here. Note that this version of the exercise is not "submittable"; it's just available for additional practice.

1c. OPTIONAL: Try this quiz on weather-related vocabulary:Himmel. Since this is optional, you needn't submit a screenshot!

2. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 5" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: T:5-20, S:5-3B (Click here for more info!)

BITTE BRINGEN SIE MORGEN DAS JANOSCH-BUCH!

Tag 38: Montag, 11. November

1a. **SUBMIT** Lesen Sie den Text "Vorspiel per SMS". Click here to download the text combined with vocabulary notes and a worksheet, which you should fill out and hand in. Please assume that all the questions begin with the disclaimer "according to the article": this article is filled with intentionally provocative gender stereotypes!

  • We strongly encourage you to work on this assignment in pairs or groups. If you do so, you can just hand in one copy of the worksheet with all your names on it, and you will all get the same grade!
  • Click here if you'd like to see the original text online (you need to click on "weiter" at the bottom of the page to see the second half of the text).
  • Read through the entire text once quickly without stopping (don't let this take longer than 5 minutes!), then read it through one more time and answer the questions as you go. You only need to understand the text well enough to answer the questions. Please resist the urge to look up every unknown word, but do look up any of the italicized words [vocabulary from Vorsprung Kapitel 1-5] that you don't recognize.
  • For fun, watch this Youtube video (Jasper: Der HDL-Song), which makes fun of the overuse of abbreviations like "LOL". To see explanations of the abbreviations in the song, click on the "more info" link. The punchline at the end is "Hilf deinem Gehirn! Dauerhaftes Loln führt im Unterbewusstsein eine Beschädigung am Einfühlungsvermögen durch!" i.e. "Help your brain. Constant "LOL"-ing leads to subconscious damage of your capacity for empathy."
  • When you are finished: answer the poll questions at CTools > Polls > Haben Sie schon einmal ein Date per SMS arrangiert? and CTools > Polls > Was halten Sie von dem HDL-Song?

1b. **SUBMIT** Lesen Sie Janosch Seite 20-27. Click here to download a worksheet on the text, which you should fill out and hand in! Today's worksheet is very short, since you're also reading the SMS text.

  • Please begin by reading the vocabulary on the worksheet.
  • Then look over the pictures, and read the assigned pages once quickly without stopping.
  • Then read the text one more time more carefully, and complete the worksheet.

2. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 5" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: S:5-1B, S:5-1D, S:5-2B (Click here for more info! Seriously, please click on the link: it will save you a lot of time!)

  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): T:5-15 (Fun Conversational Past practice; IGNORE THE RECORD & CHAT PART!), S:5-1E (Conversational Past practice)

BITTE BRINGEN SIE MORGEN DAS JANOSCH-BUCH!

Tag 39: Dienstag, 12. November

1. **SUBMIT** Aufsatz 3 (150 Wörter).  THEMA: Klicken Sie hier. NOTE: If you think you need more practice with the Conversational Past tense before you can write this essay, please ask your instructor for an extension!

2. Lesen Sie die Grammatikinfo für Kapitel 5 auf der Kurswebseite.

3. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 5" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: S:5-1H, S:5-2D (Click here for more info!), S:5-2E

Tag 40: Mittwoch, 13. November

1a. Sehen Sie Teil 4 des Films Lola rennt [ca. 20 Minuten]. To access the clip, go to CTools > Media Gallery > Collections > German 101 Media, and click on the "Lola rennt [Clip 4]" thumbnail. Email Hartmut if you run into any problems!

1b. **SUBMIT** Click here to download the "Lola rennt - Teil 4 Worksheet," fill it out as you watch the clip, and hand it in in class.

2. **SUBMIT** Review the annotated Kapitel 5 vocabulary list ("Kapitel5CEM.docx"). Then complete and hand in this worksheet.

  • Remember the earlier advice to save Kapitel5CEM.docx on your computer and edit it to make it useful for you: highlight information you especially want to remember; delete information you're less interested in, so that the parts that are most useful for you stand out.

3. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 5" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: S:5-1M (Click here for more info!), S:5-1P, S:5-2G

  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): S:5-1J (practice "dass"), S:5-1K (practice "ob"), S:5-1L (practice with "zu + infinitive")
  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): S:5-1N (practice "dass" and "zu + infinitive"), S:5-1Q (practice "wenn" and dating vocab)

BITTE BRINGEN SIE MORGEN DAS JANOSCH-BUCH!

Tag 41: Donnerstag, 14. November

1. **SUBMIT** Kapitel 5 iLrn assignments must be completed by the beginning of the next class! ==> Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 5" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do all remaining assigned exercises.

  • If you've been following the recommended schedule, all you have left to do is: S:5-2F (Click here for more info!), S:5-2H
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: S:5-2A (Great listening and conversational practice, but recommended rather than required as the text is a bit long and the activity itself is not good. Just read through the sentences in the activity itself as a preview, then listen to the text a couple of times to see what you can undestand, and ignore the actual activity. Click here for more info!)
  • ALSO RECOMMENDED: S:5-1O (Practice starting the sentence with something other than the subject, while keeping the verb 2nd),
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Click on the "Video Library" tab, ignore the first video, and watch the three short interviews: Wie ist das Wetter?, Was haben Sie am letzten Wochenende gemacht? and Was haben Sie letzten Sommer gemacht?

2. **SUBMIT** Complete and hand in this worksheet.

3. [Für Dienstag, den 26. November:] Aufsatz 4 (250 Wörter). THEMA: Klicken Sie hier.

4. **SUBMIT** AMD 5. If you need more time for this AMD, please just ask your instructor for an extension! Pick an activity (visit your class blog for ideas!), do it, then post about what you did. Click here for an additional idea, or here to revisit the AMD 4 ideas. Please remember to include your name and the assignment name as tags!

MORGEN SIND WIR IM COMPUTERRAUM! Click here to confirm the location.

Tag 42: Montag, 18. November

HEUTE SIND WIR IM COMPUTERRAUM! Click here to confirm the location.

1. **SUBMIT** Lesen Sie Janosch Seite 28-35. Click here to download a worksheet on the text, which you should fill out and hand in!

  • Please begin by reading the vocabulary on the worksheet.
  • Then look over the pictures, and read the assigned pages once quickly without stopping.
  • Then read the text one more time more carefully, and complete the worksheet.
  • When you are finished: answer the poll question at CTools > Polls > Was sehen wir auf Seite 34-35 im Janosch-Buch?

2. **SUBMIT** Post to your class blog on the Kapitel 5 Kultur-Texte. Click here for instructions and to access the articles. Please remember to include your name and the assignment name as tags!

3. OPTIONAL: Watch the "Kapitel 5 Videos zum Spaß"

Tag 43: Dienstag, 19. November

1. **SUBMIT** Lernen Sie für den Test: Test 5 Wiederholungsblatt. In case you did not get the review sheet in class, click here to download it. Please email Hartmut if this review sheet (or link) is not up-to-date!

  • Please show your instructor your completed Wiederholungsblatt in class. If you've attempted most of the sections, you will get a "check"; if you've done everything and drafted the essay, you will get a "check plus." Your instructor will determine the grade in class by taking a very quick look while you're discussing your responses in pairs, so that you can keep the sheet and continue studying with it.
  • Note this list of irregular verbs you should know by Test 5!
Tag 44: Mittwoch, 20. November

1. Keine Hausaufgabe Lernen Sie für Test 5! IDEEN:

  • Note this list of irregular verbs you should know by Test 5!
  • Go to iLrn, click on the "Self-tests" tab, and take "Post-Test 5."
  • Sehen Sie noch einmal [=watch one more time] das Kapitel 5 Video!
  • Review the annotated Kapitel 5 vocabulary list. Hopefully, you have already saved the document with your own highlights and deletions to make it as useful as possible for you for studying for the test; if not, you can do so now! If you have time, review the annotated vocabulary lists from Kapitel 1-4 as well!
Tag 45: Donnerstag, 21. November

1a. Sehen Sie das Kapitel 6 Video. Klicken Sie hier!

1b. **SUBMIT** When you're ready, click here to take the online Kapitel 6 "pre-quiz" and use the "Submit" button to submit your score to your instructor. You need to get a score of 80% or higher in order to get a "check." Click here for more info and troubleshooting advice about this assignment.

  • You actually see 20 questions out of an item bank of 38 for this particular exercise. To see all 38 items, click here. Note that this version of the exercise is not "submittable"; it's just available for additional practice.

2a. Anlauftext lesen (Please be sure to do this now as preparation for the next class!): Do iLrn T:6-3 and T:6-4 as follows: First do T:6-3 (Satzdetektiv); then open your book to p. 206 and click on T:6-4. Click the "Play" icon and listen to the text while reading along. Do this twice, then answer the questions.

2b. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 6" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: T:6-30, S:6-1J, S:6-2E

  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): S:6-1C (Dative pronoun practice)

3. Memorize the Basic Chart of Forms of der/das/die, ein-words, Pronouns [ignore the Genitive]. Note that there are some simple, repetitive exercises at the bottom of the page to help you memorize this materials (they include the Genitive, however).

  • Click here for a version of the chart that prints on one page.
Tag 46: Montag, 25. November

1. **SUBMIT** Aufsatz 4 (250 Wörter). THEMA: Klicken Sie hier.

2. Review the following items in the Appendix of Vorsprung (pp. 488-496) over the next few days, in preparation for the final exam: 2 [ignore the Genitive], 6, 7 [ignore the Genitive], 13 [just the first two columns], 15 [just danken, gefallen, gehören, helfen & schmecken], 16 [also review the information on negation on our website], 17 [just Present and Conversational Past], 18, 19, and 22 [ignore the Narrative Past]

Tag 47: Dienstag, 26. November

1a. Begin learning the Kapitel 6 vocabulary. Klicken Sie hier!

1b. **SUBMIT** When you're ready, click here to download a worksheet on the Kapitel 6 Vokabeln, which you should fill out and hand in!

  • Wie viele Haare hat man normalerweise auf dem Kopf, wenn man jung ist? Klicken Sie hier!

1c. RECOMMENDED: Try the following activities: (i) Hausteile (ii) Möbel (iii) Räume (iv) Körperteile

2. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 6" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: T:6-40, S:6-1D, S:6-1E, S:6-1I (Click here for more info!), S:6-1L, S:6-2F (Click here for more info!), S:6-2I

  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): S:6-1O (Crossword puzzle practicing vocab and reading brief clues; Click here for more info!), S:6-2D (Practice listening for Dative pronouns), S:6-2G (Review furniture and rooms of the house. When you hear "Kühlschrank," the speakers are in the kitchen; when the speakers mention "Blumen" [=flowers], they're in the garden), S:6-3B (practice some useful additional vocab)
Tag 48: Mittwoch, 27. November

1. *SUBMIT** Lesen Sie den Text "Kleine Zimmer, kleine Miete - Leben im Studentenwohnheim". Click here to download the text combined with vocabulary notes and a worksheet, which you should fill out and hand in.

  • We strongly encourage you to work on this assignment in pairs or groups. If you do so, you can just hand in one copy of the worksheet with all your names on it, and you will all get the same grade!
  • Start with the vocabulary task. Then read through the entire text once quickly without stopping (don't let this take longer than 5 minutes!). Then read it through one more time and answer the questions as you go. You only need to understand the text well enough to answer the questions. Resist the urge to look up every unknown word!
  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!): S:6-1F (Practice reading short passages describing typical student housing arrangements; Click here for more info!)

2. **SUBMIT** Lesen Sie Janosch Seite 36-41. Click here to download a worksheet on the text, which you should fill out and hand in!

  • Please begin by reading the vocabulary on the worksheet.
  • Then look over the pictures, and read the assigned pages once quickly without stopping.
  • Then read the text one more time more carefully, and complete the worksheet.

3. **SUBMIT** AMD 6. Pick an activity (visit your class blog for ideas!), do it, then post about what you did. Click here for an additional idea. Please remember to include your name and the assignment name as tags! [Let your instructor know if you need an extra day to get this done!]

BITTE BRINGEN SIE MORGEN DAS JANOSCH-BUCH!

***BITTE BRINGEN SIE MORGEN AUCH DEN TEXT VON IHREM ROLLENSPIEL!!*** We will have some time in class for you to rehearse your role play and brainstorm additional ideas.

Tag 49: Montag, 2. Dezember

1. **SUBMIT** Lesen Sie Janosch Seite 42-48. Schreiben Sie dann 100 Wörter über das Buch. Ideen:

  • Schreiben Sie, was der Bär und der Tiger gemacht haben. Benutzen Sie das Perfekt [=conversational past]
  • Gefällt Ihnen das Ende des Buchs? [==> Das Ende des Buchs gefällt mir (nicht), weil...]
  • Was war besonders [=especially] interessant/gut? [==> Es war besonders interessant/gut, dass...]
  • NOTE: This is NOT an essay assignment, so don't worry about making mistakes. Just have fun writing about the book auf Deutsch, and use the assignment as an opportunity to get some more practice with the Conversational Past!
  • Please begin by reading the vocabulary list.
  • Then look over the pictures, and read the assigned pages once quickly without stopping.
  • Then read the text one more time more carefully, and write 100 words about it.

2. **SUBMIT** Review the annotated Kapitel 6 vocabulary list ("Kapitel6CEM.docx"). Then complete and hand in this worksheet.

  • Remember the earlier advice to save Kapitel6CEM.docx on your computer and edit it to make it useful for you: highlight information you especially want to remember; delete information you're less interested in, so that the parts that are most useful for you stand out.

3. Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 6" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do: S:6-1H (Click here for more info!), S:6-2H

BITTE BRINGEN SIE MORGEN DAS JANOSCH-BUCH!

Tag 50: Dienstag, 3. Dezember

1. **SUBMIT** Sehen Sie den Janosch Film To access the clip, go to CTools > Media Gallery > Collections > German 101 Media, and click on the "Oh, wie schön ist Panama" thumbnail. Email Hartmut if you run into any problems! Click here to download vocabulary notes and a worksheet on the movie, which you should fill out and hand in!

2. OPTIONAL: Watch the "Kapitel 6 Videos zum Spaß"

Tag 51: Mittwoch, 4. Dezember

Entspannen Sie sich

Tag 51A: Donnerstag, 5. Dezember

PLEASE REMEMBER TO VISIT CTOOLS TO FILL OUT AN ONLINE COURSE EVALUATION FOR THIS COURSE

1. **SUBMIT** Chapter 6 iLrn assignments must be completed by the beginning of the next class! ==> Go to iLrn, click on the "Assignment Calendar" tab, choose "Kapitel 6" from the "Section" pulldown menu, and do all remaining assigned exercises.

  • If you've been following the recommended schedule, what you have left to do is: T:6-44 (Click here for more info!), S:6-2A (Just do Teil 1; ignore Teil 2!), S:6-2B
  • RECOMMENDED (i.e. NOT required!):S:6-1K (Fun der-word practice: fill in blanks in a rant about "Die Jugend von heute"; Click here for more info!), S:6-2C (More listening practice involving Anna and Fabio (from S:6-2B))
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Click on the "Video Library" tab, ignore the first video, and watch the short interviews: Würden Sie Deutschland als eine multikulturelle Gesellschaft bezeichnen?

2. **SUBMIT** Complete and hand in this worksheet.

Tag 52: Montag, 9. Dezember

PLEASE REMEMBER TO VISIT CTOOLS TO FILL OUT AN ONLINE COURSE EVALUATION FOR THIS COURSE

1. **SUBMIT** Post to your class blog on the Kapitel 6 Kultur-Texte. Click here for instructions and to access the articles. Please remember to include your name and the assignment name as tags!

Tag 53: Dienstag, 10. Dezember

PLEASE REMEMBER TO VISIT CTOOLS TO FILL OUT AN ONLINE COURSE EVALUATION FOR THIS COURSE smiley

1. **SUBMIT** Lernen Sie für den Test: Endexamen Wiederholungsblatt. In case you did not get the review sheet in class, click here to download it. Please email Hartmut if this review sheet (or link) is not up-to-date!

  • Please show your instructor your completed Wiederholungsblatt in class. If you've attempted most of the sections, you will get a "check"; if you've done everything and drafted the essay, you will get a "check plus."
Tag 54: Mittwoch, 11. Dezember

PLEASE REMEMBER TO VISIT CTOOLS TO FILL OUT AN ONLINE COURSE EVALUATION FOR THIS COURSE

1. Lernen Sie für das Endexamen! IDEEN:

  • Go to iLrn, click on the "Self-tests" tab, take "Post-Test 6," and as many of the earlier "Diagnostic Tests" as you have time/patience for.
  • Visit this page to review the Kapitel 6 video lecture, as well as the other five video lectures for this semester. Watching them all again would take less than 3 hours, and at this point you should find everything much easier to understand!
  • Review the annotated Kapitel 6 vocabulary list. Hopefully, you have already saved the document with your own highlights and deletions to make it as useful as possible for you for studying for the test; if not, you can do so now! If you have time, review the annotated vocabulary lists from Kapitel 1-5 as well!

2. Sprechen und lesen Sie in den Ferien Deutsch! 

Gehen Sie in einen Park, entspannen Sie sich, und sehen Sie sich die Pflanzen und Tiere an.
Sehen Sie einen Film, weil er ein Klassiker ist.
Lesen Sie ein Buch, weil es ein Klassiker ist.
Schreiben Sie einen Brief mit der Hand.
Fragen Sie einen alten Menschen über die alten Zeiten.

Frohe Ferien!!