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Step 2 - Comment y aller ? kit *NEW 2017 Edition
In response to teacher feedback, this kit has many new features... more technology, alignment with the CEFR, fully-described lesson plans, additional assessment activities and focus on metacognition.*See full description and contents below
We're excited to now include:
85 Daily Lesson Plans that include recommended entry routines, whole-Class and partner/group activities, leaving routines and student Portal review at home
Suggestions for developing student metacognition
Selection of Action-Oriented Activities
Assessment Activities, including CAN DO statements for students and teachers Portfolio Assessment
Partner/Group Activities - Oral and Written
Teacher Portal with 32 complimentary student logins
This play is suitable to elementary students of all ages. It is the story about the misadventures of a girl from Québec who tries to visit her friend in Paris. In the end, she makes it to his house only to find that he has already left to visit her. By the end of this kit, most students should be able to complete their own 10-page story extensions entirely in French.
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.
Whole-Class Activities Book
Including whole-class activities in ten-minute segments, classroom systems, a master calendar, evaluation blackline masters, vocabulary lists and game cards.
Partner/Group Activities Book: Blackline Masters
Including the play, vocabulary list, language-manipulation activities, simple and more complex questions based on the story, creative writing activities and words to the accompanying songs.
In this book, you will find assessment activities for, as and of learning. CAN DO statements for both teacher and students provide the basis upon which to create learning strategies and success criteria and to develop student metacognition and reflection. The Student Portfolio begins the long-term process of documentation of student achievement through the language learning journey that begins with this Step One Kit.
CEFR Action-Oriented Tasks Book
Once students begin to develop a certain proficiency toward the end of the first core Kit, you select from among a bank of suggested tasks, based on the skills targeted in the Ontario Curriculum. We indicate suggested times for introduction of activities based on expected proficiency developed.
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.
Posters and Image Cards
Image cards of words not gestured
Song and rap posters with lyrics
Online Gesture Database (3 year subscription)
If you forget a gesture and need to look it up quickly, or if there is a word that you love and that has not yet appeared on the vocabulary list for your Kit, you simply key in the word that you are looking for and the clip of that gesture alone appears!
AIM Kit Portal (3 year subscription)
The Portal contains aspects of the content found in the Guides (videos, songs, e-readers, listening activities) as well as digital Student Books for 1:1 classrooms.
The songs (with instrumental versions)
Fun classroom raps (with instrumental versions)
E-reader of the story with highlighted text and audio
Gestured vocabulary for this kit
The play gestured for this kit
The play performed with TV series quality production
A fairy has lost her ability to be the free spirit that she was. But, with the help of a friend, she is able to turn things around. The story shows the importance of friendship and that we do not need to be perfect to help each other.
Story: Jacqueline Kelly Illustrations: Stan Gadziola Appropriate for ages: 7-12
The Zilli family is famous for their circus performances. Zolo Zilli, a young juggler wants to juggle eight bananas on a unicycle. It will not be easy but Zolo wants to beat the world record. When his sister Zozi laughs at him and says that he won't be able to do this, he starts believing that he isn't capable of doing so. This story shows that if you really want to do something and you try hard enough, you can achieve success.
Story: Juli Powers Illustrations: Louie Escauriaga Appropriate for ages: 7-12
AIM Teacher Training - The forefront of your personal development
To get the most out of this revolutionary methodology, professional development is essential. We offer a variety of ways for you to get up-to-speed with this approach:
AIM Foundations Training - a series of live webinars to support your in-class teaching. Learn more
Face-to-face Workshops with AIM experts. Learn more
Two-day intensive Summer Institutes in Ontario, Canada.