Welcome to German 2 at Palmerton High School.


Oral Grade: In this level of class the students are expected to begin using German in the classroom as much as they can. Students will be assessed weekly on their use of German in the classroom using oral rubrics that can be found here. The students at this level are not expected to use perfect German and mistakes can be made while they are speaking in German. These mistakes will not affect their oral grade for each week. If a student is absent when an oral assessment is given to the class it will not negatively affect their grade. They will not be eligible to make up this grade and not having this grade will not effect their final grade for the class.

Homework: Students are given homework throughout the semester to complete. This homework is a reinforcement of topics that have been taught in class. Students are given some time at the end of class to begin working on the homework so that if there are any questions on how to complete it, the teacher is available to answer questions. Students are encouraged to use the wikispace page for help with their homework or to email their teacher if there are things that they need help with.

Quizzes: Quizzes come at the end of each part of every chapter, there are 3 parts to every chapter. The quizzes come from the book and workbook exercises that the students have completed. Occasionally the quizzes will have listening portions, where the students will have to listen to native German speakers and answer questions on what they heard.

Alternative Assessments: Occasionally students will have the option of completing an alternative assessment in exchange for not taking a certain quiz of test. These assessments are worth the same amount of points as the quiz/test they are replacing. Some examples of types of these assessments may be essays, articles, videos.

Projects: Projects are given in German class to reinforce the social use of German within the classroom. These projects are also to bring a cultural aspect of Germany into the classroom.

Tests: Tests at the end of each chapter will either be offered in the form that comes from the textbook manufacturer or through alternative assessments occasionally. These tests vary in points and are used to show what the students knows about the structure/vocabulary/culture presented in each chapter.

Final Exam: The final exam will be comprehensive of all material covered through out German 2. This encompasses vocabulary and grammar that has been used throughout both German 1 and German 2.

Final and Quarter Grades: Final and quarterly grades that appear on the students report cards are a reflection of the students achievement on a variety of assessments throughout the class. These are based on the cumulation of points out of the total amount of points offered for the quarter/semester. Students and parents are encouraged to check Powerschool for their current grades in German class.

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German Grammar Review

Topics Covered In German 2 Komm mit Level 1 Textbook

Chapter 7: Zu Hause helfen/helping around the house
  • Chapter 7 Practice Resource Page
  • Erste Stufe
    • Give and respond to an invitation
      • accepting and declining things
    • Tell about obligations students have
      • chores
  • Zweite Stufe
    • Talk about how often that people have to do things
      • word order of sentences
      • using adverbs of time
    • ask for and offer help
      • modal verb koennen (can)
      • saying "for me" and "for you"
      • accusative case pronouns
    • tell someone what to do
  • Dritte Stufe
    • Talk about the weather
      • weather reports
      • what you can and cannot do because of the weather
      • weather during different times of the year and places on earth
Chapter 8: Einkaufen gehen/going shopping
  • Chapter 8 Practice Resource Page
  • Erste Stufe
    • ask what you should do
      • what kind of food and where to buy it
      • expressing weights
      • using the modal verb sollen(should)
    • tell someone what to do
      • Commands, how to make imperative in German
      • using commands in conversation
  • Zweite Stufe
    • talk about quantities
      • weights and measures used in Germany
      • containers that food comes in
      • working with recipies
    • telling store clerks that you want something else
  • Dritte Stufe
    • Giving reasons for doing or not doing things
      • using because, so that and then join sentences
    • say where you were and what you bought
Chapter 9: Amerikaner in Muenchen/American in Munich
  • Chapter 9 Practice Resource Page
  • Erste Stufe
    • talk about where something is located
      • types of buildings in a city
      • the verb wissen(to know)
  • Zweite Stufe
    • ask for and give directions
      • tell how to get to places in a town
  • Dritte Stufe
    • talk about what there is to eat and drink
    • say you do or do not want more
    • express opinions
Chapter 10: Kino und Konzerte/Movies and Concerts
  • Chapter 10 Practice Resource Page
  • Erste Stufe
    • express likes and dislikes
      • types and genres of films/books/music
      • using modal verb mogen (to like)
      • saying how much you like or dislike something
      • express familiarity
  • Zweite Stufe
    • express preferences and favorites
  • Dritte Stufe
    • talk about what you did in your free time
      • stem changing verbs
      • using the past tense of verbs
      • telling what you did and or where you were
Chapter 11: Der Geburtstag/The birthday
  • Chapter 11 Practice Resource Page
  • Erste Stufe
    • using the telephone in Germany and calling people who are in Germany
  • Zweite Stufe
    • invite someone to a party
      • holidays in Germany
      • ordinal numbers
    • accept or decline and invitation
    • talk about birthdays and express good wishes
  • Dritte Stufe
    • discuss gift ideas
Chapter 12: Die Fete/The Party
  • Chapter 12 Practice Resource Page
  • Erste Stufe
    • offer help and explain what to do
      • introduction to the future tense
    • ask where something is located and give directions
  • Zweite Stufe
    • make plans and invite someone to come along
    • talk about clothing
    • discuss gift ideas
  • Dritte Stufe
    • describe people and places
    • say what you would like and whether you do or do not want more
    • talk about what you did
Anne Frank and the Holocaust webquest

Webquest on German restaurants.

Modal Verb Powerpoint Presentations/ Study Guides