• Step 1 - Le garçon qui joue des tours kit *New 2018 Edition


    • Teacher resources

      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 login

      The Play

      This entry-level play is suited to the older elementary student. It is a story that deals with sibling rivalry and appropriate behavior toward others. A boy who constantly enjoys playing tricks on others at their expense learns an important lesson about kindness.

      This kit is for students with no prior knowledge of French, but pushes students a little bit farther and faster than Les trois petits cochons.

      Students are introduced to approximately 500 words. Present and passé composé forms of common verbs (regular and irregular), adjectival agreement, the formation of questions and the use of ne…pas are introduced.


      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.

      Assessment Book

      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.

      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
        • Song and rap posters with lyrics

      AIM Kit Portal (2 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
        • Music videos 
        • The play gestured for this kit
        • The play performed with TV series quality production
        • A first class with AIM
        • Additional Teacher Instructional Videos
        • Complimentary access for 32 students 
        • Student digital workbooks available as an additional purchase.

          Enhance your kit with the following extras:
          Une aventure d'Halloween !- Reader

          On Halloween evening, Claire wanders into a haunted house where she encounters some very strange characters. This fun-filled adventure is about a young girl who thinks that she is a very brave person but discovers that ghosts can be more of a challenge than she first imagined! 

          Story: Wendy Maxwell
          Illustrations: Stan Gadziola
          Appropriate for ages: 7-12

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          André et sa famille- Reader

          This story takes place in Québec in the early 18th century. A family of pioneers are settling into rural life. One day the family goes off into the woods to pick berries. Seven-year-old André gets separated from his older sister and his parents. A young Huron boy finds him and returns him to his thankful family. Suitable for all elementary students with a basic fluency.

          Story: Matt Maxwell
          Illustrations: Adrien Deggan
          Appropriate for ages: 7-12

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          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 Online Teacher Training, cutting-edge, self-paced online professional development. Sign up for a free trial
          • AIM Foundations Training - a series of live webinars to support your inclass teaching. Learn more
          • Face-to-face Workshops with AIM experts. Learn more
          • Two-day intensive Summer Institutes in Ontario, Canada.