Mit dem Wind in den Westen

German
Mit dem Wind in den Westen
comprehension-based™ reader
Frank lives in East Germany with his parents and younger brother. Frank’s father dreams of living in freedom in the West.

Level 3 and up / Intermediate Low — Intermediate Mid

Overview

Frank lives in East Germany with his parents and younger brother. Frank’s father dreams of living in freedom in the West. Frank is torn between his budding interest in his neighbor Klara and his dad’s terrifying, but genius, plan to slip away from the oppression of the East. The family works together, in secret, to build something so enormous that they can only escape in the dead of night. With the rare gift of a wind from the North, they are on their way… but will their untested creation carry them into the hands of friend or foe?

This Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Mit dem Wind in den Westen’, strategically weaves high-level language structures into a compelling story, which is based on high-frequency vocabulary. Even upper-level language students need repeated exposure to language structures in order to acquire them, and Fluency Matters’ novice readers maintain a high frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels. But do not focus on language structures or the advanced grammatical features embedded in this story.

Features

  • Level 3 and up
  • Past tense
  • Adventure, suspense
  • Total word count: 5590
  • Unique word count: 274
  • Page count: 80
  • A 207-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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Mit dem Wind in den Westen Teacher's Guide

Our Teacher's Guides are loaded with resources to enrich the teaching and learning experience.

  • 207 pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

    Vocabulary, cognates, comprehension questions, quiz, pre-reading discussion questions slideshow

    Extension:

    Autos, Berlin, Breathing Room: A spatial exercise, Das Sandmännchen, Der fall der Mauer, Die DDR und die BRD, Die Grenze, Die Jugendweihe und die Jungpioniere, Die Stasi, Die Vietnamesen in der DDR, Heißluftballon, Herzlichen Glückwunch zur Jugendweihe, Heißluftballon, Herzlichen Glückwunch zur Jugendweihe, Multimedia - Song and Film suggestions, The East Side Gallery

    Features and Highlights:

    Game: Achtung!, Go-Cabulary, Human Timeline, Kaffee und Mehr, Kultureller Hinweis, Laufdiktat, Lesertheater, Liebesbrief, Maptalk, Marker Partner Game, Nine You’re Fine, Scene Machine, Sort it out, Translation Station, Wer ist es?, Yellow Brick Road Retell

Authors

  • Julie Young

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