ISBN: 978-0-9816079-3-1

SHORT STORIES GERMAN 1.1 READER contains 34 original short stories. There is no central theme, nor are there central characters. The stories are mostly in present tense. Three of the present tense stories are repeated in conversational past. In addition to those three stories in two tenses, four stories are in conversational past only.

At the beginning of each story is a list of the target vocabulary for that story. In each story there are also words/phrases in bold type which are provided to challenge students. At the end of each story the students can find the English meanings of the words/phrases in bold type. The stories come with graduated grammatical structures.

The target vocabulary used in the stories builds upon itself. For example the tenth story uses not only the target vocabulary for that story, but also uses vocabulary already learned in the previous nine stories. At the end of each story is a list of questions about the story. There are attractive sketches that help “tell” the stories.

The target vocabulary closely mirrors the vocabulary of Michael Miller's SABINE UND MICHAEL, Level 1, chapters 3 and 4.

The reader is 5.5 x 8.5 inches and 121 pages. Stories average 320 words each.