Jumpstart Authentic Conversation with Rejoinders
Instead of asking them to answer with "yes" or "no," Grant Boulanger gives his students a much broader range of responses— "of course," "how nice," "you don't say,"; and many more! He has found that having a large repertoire of common phrases helps students to express themselves in ways that are emotionally and situationally appropriate, and makes them feel like real speakers of the language they are learning. Grant recommends that you begin the year with the green set, then introduce a new set every two months. Each set contains four 12 x 18-inch pieces, with four rejoinders on each piece (16 per set), and an 8 x 11-inch sheet that lists the expressions and their English translations. Hang as whole sheets or cut apart.
Available German Rejoinder Sets:
- German Rejoinder Posters Green Set (1P2185)
- German Rejoinder Posters Yellow Set (1P2491)
- German Rejoinder Posters Blue Set (1P2492)
- German Rejoinder Posters Red Set (1P2493)
- All 4 Sets of German Rejoinder Posters: Green, Yellow, Blue, and Red (1F2952)
German. Beginning, Intermediate. Each set includes four 12 x 18-inch posters. Cardstock.
About the Author
Grant Boulanger, 2017 ACTFL National Teacher of the Year Finalist, is a TCI/TPRS teacher reaching each kid through engaging, effective and equitable teaching.