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Classroom Tools in English

Teen Readers

The Teen Readers are written especially for students of English. Vocabulary and sentence structure have been simplified to provide easy reading. The books include glossaries and footnotes and reading guides. The One Fine Day Teen Reader was adapted from my one-woman stage comedy of the same name. It was the inspiration for my novel Memoirs of an Ex-Cheerleader (Mein kleines großes Leben). The Prince William Teen Reader takes place in New York City in 1997. It was the forerunner to my novel Prince William, Maximilian Minsky and Me which unfolds against the backdrop of Berlin at the time of Princess Diana’s death.

One Fine Day, or How I
Learned To Walk Straight

Aschehoug, Denmark and eight
other publishers worldwide
1992, 61 pages
Paperback
Summary and Extract

Prince William, Maximilian
Minsky & Me

Aschehoug, Denmark and eight
other publishers worldwide
1999, 70 pages
Paperback
Summary and Extract

Bilingual Readers

This bilingual book features scenes from my Prince William novel. The dialogue is exactly as it is in the original American text, but the descriptive prose is in German. The novel’s entire plot is summarized scene by scene in German as well. The idea behind this book is that learners of English have an easier time reading dialogue than they do reading descriptive passages, ergo this book may be more enjoyable to read than the novel which is, of course, entirely in English. Seem complicated? Take a look yourself!

Prince William, Maximilian Minsky and Me
Eine zweisprachige Love Story

Rowohlt, 2005
123 pages
Paperback
Summary and Extract

Please click here if you’re looking for a teacher’s guide to the bilingual book.

Classroom Tools in German

Everlasting Cover

Classroom Tools
for Everlasting

by Sibylle Seite
Bertha-von-Suttner-Gymnasium, 2013
15 pages
free download here

Literaturprojekt:
Mauerblümchen

by Ingeborg Vogler
BvK Buch Verlag Kempen, 2011
48 pages
Paperback
more here

Literaturprojekt:
Prinz William, Maximilian
Minsky und ich

by Daniel Schönfeld
BvK Buch Verlag Kempen, 2006
48 pages
Paperback
more here

Classroom Tools
for Prince William

Stimulating classroom
activities (in German!)
by Susanne Helene Becker
and Klaus-Ulrich Pech
can be downloaded here
free of charge, compliments
of Rowohlt Verlag.

Classroom Guides to the Movie “Max Minsky and Me”

Filmernst put together
a comprehensive, entertaining
and informative classroom guide
(in German!) to the movie
Max Minsky and Me.
Take a look here!

Here’s an English-language
teaching tool to use with the movie

Nelly Sue Edelmeister (Zoe Moore) and Max Minsky (Emil Reinke) read to each other
from an astronomy book in the movie Max Minsky and Me.
Surprise yourself and read a book too!