Short Stories for KS3 German

Packs of eight original, genre-based short stories, plays and poems designed to enthuse and enable students across KS3. With a wealth of differentiated pre- and post-reading activities, these imaginative and unique texts promise authentic reading material at the perfect level.


I thought it was an excellent resource, clearly laid out and with lots of good grammar exercises and short and motivating stories.

J Ermina, Teacher, Examiner and Peer Reviewer

Select your genre:
  • Science Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Gothic
  • Spy/Detective
  • Romance
  • Comedy
  • Fun, inventive and relatable texts to engage and motivate students – no dry textbook style!
  • For every text:
    • Pre-reading activities provide context and enable understanding
    • Post-reading activities break story down into bite-sized chunks and encourage students to exploit their new-found knowledge
    • Vocabulary builders, comprehension questions, translation practice, creative tasks and more!

It is definitely something I would purchase myself, having noticed a gap in the market for something like this

V Oliver, Teacher and Peer Reviewer
  • Popular genres pique students' interest
  • Fully differentiated – supports weaker students while stretching the most able
  • Includes full translations of texts and answers to all tasks

Fully geared towards the new National Curriculum, these texts introduce students to higher echelons of language while building on what they already know. Also great preparation for the new GCSE's!

What do teachers say about this resource? (6175)

Excellent! The resource provides excellent literary texts to deal with the new element of the curriculum. The texts are at the right level and the pre-reading tasks will make them even more accessible for students. There is a great variety of tasks and they all encourage students to think for themselves and learn independently. I think they have the potential to really enthuse students as they see the level of text they can deal with. I also like that there is a range of literary styles included.This will also be useful when the new GCSEs are introduced.

M Birtchnell, HoD and Peer Reviewer

Excellent - original and effective with well thought-through exercises. The author was able to write short stories which read like authentic material, have a good punch line/comic effect and will appeal to KS3 readers. This pack provides very good preparation for the new GCSE. Well done to the author

I Oram-Louwage, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

A fantastic resource which could be used by pupils working independently when they have finished other work, or completed as a class task. I like the fact that each text has a different style of questions before and after - some match up, some filling in, some translating.

S Davidson, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (6468)

I love this resource. It is definitely something I would purchase myself, having noticed a gap in the market for something like this. There is a huge amount of material, lots of choice of activity and the theme of gothic horror is both interesting and relevant to most year 7s I know. Each text is exploited extensively and the choice of activities is vast.

V Oliver, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (6380)

I thought it was an excellent resource, clearly laid out and with lots of good grammar exercises and short and motivating stories. It is a good and inventive way to motivate students of German. I liked the fact that the stories were original, motivating and imaginative and they can appeal to young teenagers, thanks to the dragons, princesses, treasure hunts etc. I also liked the grammar exercises, such as the Present tense , comparatives, finding the right meaning for some words from the text, etc. I like the use of glossaries with useful vocabulary to accompany each task and multiple choice questions etc.

J Ermina, Teacher, Examiner and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (6557)

I think this is a very useful resource in light of the KS3 changes. There is a real gap in the market for reading material which will engage a young age group. There is a good link to the topics with school and restaurant vocabulary. The exercises are created with an eye to the new skills required at GCSE for which pupils will require considerable training. Starting them young is the only solution!

L Whalley, Teacher and Peer Reviewer