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Kit Content
This Kit contains:
  • a new 2018 edition of Teachers Guide and Partner/Group Activities Book for the Step One La poule Maboule Kit that fully describes how to implement the Accelerative Integrated Methodology (AIM) in your classroom
  • our first digital four-colour Teacher’s Guide that describes how to take the strategies and techniques that you learn in the core Teacher’s Guide and take them (in a fully thematically-integrated manner) into other subject areas
  • digital readers that are integrated with the literacy component of the Immersion-specific Teacher’s Guide
  • more technology, fully-described lesson plans, focus on thinking skills and creativity!
The Play

This is the adapted version of the popular fairy tale, La poule Maboule. It is the perfect way for very young student to begin a new story. They come to the new language with a known context, so that words are predictable. Lots of repetition and humor, drama, music and dance are found throughout to engage students from the very first day!

Contents:

The Whole-Class Activities Book and associated Blackline Masters or Student Book guide you and your students through the implementation of the core methodology. You are shown how to accelerate proficiency through a scaffolded, systematic approach, so that students are able to engage in productive and interactive language activities.

Core AIM Whole-Class Activities Book (Teacher’s Guide)

This book includes:

  • whole-class activities in five- to ten-minute segments,
  • classroom systems,
  • entry and leaving routines, and
  • 85-Lesson Overview that illustrates the intended flow of the activities in the Kit how to rotate through entry and leaving routines, how often to model each new activity, how to recycle vocabulary, when to introduce each partner/group activity and how long students typically spend in it and when to introduce the creative work with story - story retelling and extension)
  • Suggestions for developing student thinking skills and creativity
  • assessment for learning blackline masters,
  • vocabulary lists and
  • game cards.
Immersion-specific Teacher’s Guide

This book includes:

  • detailed descriptions of whole-class and partner/group activities appropriate for the primary immersion student
  • activities that are integrated with the theme of the Kit story, la poule Maboule
  • extended literacy-based activities as well as social studies and math-related activities
  • full-colour photos of students working ion the activities described in the book
  • embedded video demonstrating exactly what the activities look like in the primary immersion classroom

Partner/Group Activities Book: Blackline Masters

You will find a wide selection of Partner/Group Activities - language-manipulation activities, simple and more complex questions based on the story, creative writing activities for younger students - in easy-to-read, age-appropriate font type and size.

Also includes the play, vocabulary list and words to the accompanying songs. Student workbooks available as an additional purchase.

  • Student Workbooks are available as an additional purchase.
  • Student Digital Workbooks are available for 1:1 classrooms as an additional purchase.
Big Book

For younger classes, shared reading with the Big Book is a very important AIM activity. You may also use the e-reader of this same book, projected from the Portal.

Program Guide

Overview of the Principles, strategies and techniques for successful implementation of the methodology in relation to how it develops authentic proficiency through the levels as stated in the CEFR.

Posters and Image Cards
  • Image cards of words not gestured
  • Hard-copy song and rap posters with lyrics. These also appear as projectable posters on the Portal

AIM Kit Portal (2-year subscription)
Portal
AIM Immersion Kit Portal (two-year subscription)

The Portal contains aspects of the content found in the Guides (videos, songs, e-readers, listening activities). You review the Portal in order to learn the gestures, view and learn the dances, songs and raps as well as the intended dramatization of the play. You are provided with 32 complimentary student logins, so students may review the content of the Kit at home. This will support your ability to implement the program most effectively – if students watch even 2-5 minutes several times a week, you will see a significant impact! Possibilities for parent involvement increases with the Portal. The school-home sharing has such a positive influence on student success.

The Immersion Kit Portal contains:

  • The songs (with vocal as well as instrumental versions)
  • Fun classroom raps (with vocal as well as instrumental versions)
  • E-reader of the story with highlighted text and audio
  • Gestured vocabulary for this kit
  • Music videos
  • The play gestured for this kit
  • The play performed by students
  • A first class with AIM
  • Additional Teacher Instructional Videos
  • Seven readers with highlighted text and audio that are integrated with and form an integral part of the extended literacy approach based in the methodology for primary immersion classrooms
  • a digital four-colour Teacher’s Guide that describes how to take the strategies and techniques that you learn in the core Teacher’s Guide and take them (in a fully thematically-integrated manner) into other subject areas, such as math and social studies and to further develop literacy skills.
  • Complimentary access for 32 students

Do you have more than one class and need additional portals?


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Student Workbooks

A Student Book saves a great deal of photocopying time and ensures that all student work is kept neatly in one place. Available in both hard copy and digital format on the Portal for 1:1 classrooms.


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Supplementary Resources

Once you have begun to use AIM, you might like to consider resources that will enhance your implementation of AIM:

Hard copy and digital ereaders

Dance videos

Teacher Training

Initial and ongoing teacher training is key to the successful implementation of AIM. We have many options for you!

Foundations Training: A series of live online webinars to support your implementation of the Kit or to further your knowledge of the methodology

Face-to-face workshops: with certified AIM Facilitators/Mentors

Two-Day Intensive Summer Institutes: an opportunity to meet with expert facilitators and AIM teachers worldwide

NEW AIM for IMMERSION Kit!

Many Primary French Immersion teachers across Canada and around the world have been asking for an AIM Immersion Kit…and it is now finally available! 

The Play
This is the adapted version of the popular fairy tale, La poule Maboule. It is the perfect way for very young student to begin a new story. They come to the new language with a known context, so that words are predictable. Lots of repetition and humor, drama, music and dance are found throughout to engage students from the very first day!

Both Core and Immersion teachers have been thrilled with Histoires en action ! pour les tout petits, the AIM resource for young beginners. This Kit is designed for Immersion French teachers.