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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

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Sports in Action

Video Summary
In this lesson, students learn new vocabulary about sports. After several warm-up activities, students focus on terms related to Olympic sporting events and make cultural comparisons between Germany and the United States. Next, students listen to and interpret a story presented through Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS), then recreate that story by acting it out and narrating it themselves. They conclude the activity by rewriting the same story in their own words and contributing to a composite class version.

Standards Addressed


Interpersonal, Presentational



Key Terms
thematic units
Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS)

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Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Denise Tanner
Language: German I
Grades: 9-11
School: Hightower High School, Missouri City, Texas
Lesson Date: April 9
Class Size: 15
Schedule: Block schedule, 90 minutes every other day

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