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German / Year 7 and 8 / Communicating / Creating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Engage with imaginative and creative texts by identifying, describing and discussing key elements, including characters, events and ideas

[Key concepts: character, imagination, representation; Key processes: responding, describing, performing]


  • engaging with imaginative texts to respond to questions about characters, events and ideas, for example, producing a profile of a character or a timeline of the main events
  • responding to an imaginative text in various ways, such as using a thinking tool to give opinions about the characters and express reactions to the text, for example, Ich finde das M├Ądchen sehr lustig. Das Ende ist traurig.
  • selecting images to illustrate a piece of text, such as a picture, colour, symbol or emoticon to reflect the content or mood, and explaining choice, for example, Das Lied ist optimistisch/aggressiv.
  • listening to and viewing performances such as music video clips or extracts from films, sharing reactions with peers, noticing ideas and comparing aspects that may be similar or different across cultures
  • performing a song or poem in response to an imagined experience, incorporating actions and props to enhance meaning and to entertain
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Imaginative texts,  Characters (Narratives),  German language

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