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German Accusative (Akkusativ)
Accusative: a short video to explain what the German accusative is and which article forms need to be changed in the accusative.
Verben mit 2 Akkusativobjekten (verbs that can come with two different accusative objects): a somewhat unusual but possible occurrence with certain verbs. Nur Deutsch (B +, intermediate level and up). V
Articles: practice definite and indefinite article forms for different genders and cases. Complete case/gender charts. P
Dative/accusative: ppt practice for article and pronoun forms, replacing nouns with pronouns. –
dative/accusative: ppt slide to make simple sentences. P
Direct objects: very easy powerpoint to practice the German accusative in class. More accusative practice: Direct objects (mostly with food vocabulary, definite and indefinite articles, kein, and mein). P
Accusative: endings on definite and indefinite articles and possessive pronouns O
Articles: Who bites whom? Subject vs. Direct Object. Helps students understand that the noun at the beginning of a sentence is not necessarily the subject in German. O
Articles: Choose the correct article forms in the sentences (nominative, accusative, dative), particularly in German sentences that don’t start with the subject. O
Articles (definitive and indefinite): timed online exercise; German accusative and dative objects. O
Article endings (nom./accus./dat.): with and without prepositions. O
Article endings (dative/accusative): acc. and dat. prepositions and dative verbs. O
Articles/pronouns: fill-in-the-blank exercise, nominative and accusative only (Deutsch Heute Kap. E – 4). O
Article and adjective endings: two of the most common article and adjective endings are m and n. Which one do you need: m or n?
Definite articles: practice just the masculine definite articles in the nominative, accusative and dative. Also helps students to develop a more intuitive feel for German sentence patterns. O
Definite articles: practice just the feminine definite articles in the nominative, accusative and dative. Also helps students to develop a more intuitive feel for German sentence patterns. O
Definite articles: practice just the neuter definite articles in the nominative, accusative and dative. Also helps students to develop a more intuitive feel for German sentence patterns. O
Der-words: timed online fill-in-the-blank exercise (nominative/accusative only). O
Direct and indirect objects: online multiple-choice sentences. Which one is correct? O
Direct objects: practice sentences with typical German accusative patterns. Classroom/individual activity. W
Reise zum Mond: classroom activity to practice accusative objects or separable prefixes. W
Direct and indirect objects: easy; focus on correct case endings. W
Direct and indirect objects: grammar handout with practice sentences, focus on word order for dative and accusative nouns and pronouns. W
Dative and accusative review: exercises for dative and accusative objects and pronouns. W
Nominative/accusative/dative: recognizing gender and case markers W
Ein kluger Schmuggler: reading comprehension text with exercises for comprehension, vocabulary and accusative (pdf format). R
Der Deutschbüffler: monthly reading comprehension magazine. May 2016 issue with focus on accusative.
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