• Step 1 - The Three Little Pigs kit


    • Teacher resources

      In this traditional story the three pigs set out to build their own houses. The first pig builds a house of straw, the second builds a house of wood, and the third builds a house of bricks. The wolf arrives at each of the first two houses, and because they are built of weaker materials, blows them down.

      This story is the first play of the Stories in Action! series. It is a very popular play with teachers and students. Its familiarity and subsequent predictability prove to be an excellent entry point for students learning a new language, or those beginning this methodology for the first time. The Three Little Pigs has pleasant repetition and is easy to learn. Students will be able to chime in to the words of the pigs or the wolf, even upon first presentation if encouraged to do so. The vocabulary is predictable, as students come to the storyline that is well known — a definite plus when trying to put students at ease, and this will help them to learn new vocabulary quickly.


      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.

      Big Book and Colour Overheads/PowerPoint™ of the Play
      Posters and Image Cards
      • Image cards of words not gestured
      • Song and rap posters with lyrics
      Audio CD
      • The songs (with instrumental versions)
      • Fun Grammar Raps (with instrumental versions)
      • Play
      • Listening exercises / Assessment activities
      • PowerPoints™ of the play, songs and raps
      • Written activities
      • Cards and activities in game format to accompany kits in the program
      • Drama resources
      • Games
      • PDF of the Partner/Group Activities Book
      • Gestured vocabulary for this kit
      • Music videos featuring young students
      • The play gestured for this kit
      • The play performed with TV series quality production
      • A first class with AIM
      • Overview of AIM Online Teacher Training

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      AIM Portal

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      Andrew and his Family- 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 Andrew 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: 7-10

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      Albert the Acrobat- Reader

      Albert is a 12-year-old boy who lives in Belize, in the city of Belmopan. This talented young fellow uses his acrobatic skills to earn money with which he buys his mother a birthday present. This story can used as a point de départ for a whole range of activities, including ones that focus on Caribbean Francophone culture, and on poverty and social justice issues.

      Story: Matt Maxwell
      Illustrations: Jana Tublinshlak
      Appropriate for ages: 7-12

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