How should I read in 10th grade

German, 10th grade

Learn German in the 10th grade

Welcome to the 10th grade! The field in German is now being narrowed down to writing critical texts and dealing with literature, but the literature you come across comes from an ever broader spectrum. So what exactly is this school year up for?


You are already familiar with the three major genres of fictional literature. You have already encountered epic, lyric and drama a number of times. From this school year on, you will encounter the special forms of the Parody and satire. You will also develop your skills in recognizing and analyzing the time structure, characters and narrative structure of narrative literature. In lyric poetry you will see that not every poem is just a poem, but that there are also subdivisions such as that City poetry, the Nature poetry, political poems, the Love poetry and many many more. Have you ever thought about the fact that song lyrics are poetry too? Maybe you would like to analyze your favorite song for stylistic devices and peculiarities! Just like lyrical lyrics, you can do that too drama subdivide. You will tell the difference between that aristotelian drama and the epic theater after getting to know Bertolt Brecht. Perhaps you've also heard of the distinction between Comedy, tragedy and tragic comedy belongs? In this grade, you will learn which characteristics can be used to classify a dramatic text.

You will also notice that in addition to the interpretation of fictional texts, the discussion will play an increasingly important role: it will now be between one free and text-based discussion differentiated. With the latter, you not only have to take a position yourself, but at the same time also judge how well someone else did it. But don't worry, you'll be able to do that too!


Play again this school year Applications again a big role. Sure, because you are heading more and more towards your degree, depending on which school you go to. But maybe you will stay at school for a few more years and then you will need the skills to write applications - for example for an internship or international experience. In any case, in the course of your life you will come across again and again that you have to write a résumé, a cover letter and maybe also a letter of motivation. So it pays to be careful now.


Who doesn't like to watch movies? But have you ever considered that filmmakers naturally also work with rhetorical means and various ways of influencing them? For example, a bad experience is accompanied by ominous music or your view is restricted by a certain camera perspective so that you only see what the main actor can see. It is exciting to analyze a film. The possibilities of influencing the audience are really enormous through the various media of image, sound and language. All of this is in the Film analysis considered more closely. Speaking of images: Of course, we also try to influence advertising. But how exactly does it work? How is someone made to want to buy a product - is that always right? To examine this in more detail, you will also learn how to use a Advertising analysis is working.


What is a excerpt? And how was that again with the correct citation? The methods that you will encounter in German lessons are more demanding, but they are also becoming more and more targeted. They often represent an important intermediate step between reading a text and its analysis and interpretation. Understand issues correctly and to answer concisely.