$549.00
Kit Content

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 includes:

  • Fully-described activities in five- to ten-minute segments
  • Classroom management systems
  • Entry and leaving routines
  • Daily Lesson Plans that include recommended entry routines, whole-class and partner/group activities, leaving routines and student Portal review at hom
  • Vocabulary lists
  • Game cards
  • Suggestions for developing student metacognition

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.

*Included only in every Step 1 Kit

Partner/Group Activities Book (Blackline Masters)

Including the play, vocabulary list, language-manipulation activities, simple and more complex oral and written questions based on the story, creative writing activities and words to the accompanying songs

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

Assessment and Enrichment Activities 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 is also found in this book, in addition to a series of additional Partner/Group Activities that will allow for differentiation.


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 ACTFL documents and the CEFR.

Big Book

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

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Posters and Image Cards

  • Image cards of words not gestured
  • Song and rap posters with lyrics
Portal

A two-year subscription comes with the purchase of the Kit

The Portal contains aspects of the content found in the Guides (videos, songs, e-readers, listening activities). Student digital workbooks available for the Portal as an additional purchase.

  • 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 by students in costume
  • An authentic first class with AIM
  • Additional Teacher Instructional Videos
  • Complimentary access for 32 students

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


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.


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

¡Un viaje muy largo! kit

This play is suitable to elementary students of all ages. It is the story about the misadventures of a girl from New York who tries to visit her friend in Mexico City. 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 Spanish.

Contents:

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

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

    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:
    34 avenue du Parc- Reader

    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


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    Zolo Zilli le jongleur- Reader

    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

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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.