This play is more challenging than the first and is a true theatre piece that includes not only the spoken word but musical and dance components as well. It's a wonderful story that contains a message about the importance of believing in oneself and the nature of true friendship.
As in the first kit, vocabulary and grammatical structures are introduced and reinforced through gestures, drama and songs. Your class will love the fast-paced and funny play about a high school student who wins a girl's heart with his talent and his caring attitude.
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 Activities Book
Helps you to assess your students in the four language skills area. Test your students proficiency with this kit.
Ali et la pluie and Un beau jour
Posters and Image Cards
Image cards of words not gestured
Song and rap posters with lyrics
AIM 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 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
Ali lives in a North African village with his wife, Nadia. One day he decides to clean his water tank, a job that he has not done for ten years (during which time his waistline has expanded considerably). His problems start when he has trouble fitting through the opening at the top of the tank, then he is attacked by mosquitoes and finally, when rain starts to fill the tank, he remembers that he does not know how to swim. Nadia has been practising her dance routine during this time so has not heard his cries for help, but eventually she arrives and rescues him from drowning.
Story: David Cameron Translation: Wendy Maxwell Illustrations: Jana Tubinshlak Appropriate for ages: 12-Adult
Two teenagers, Marie and Pierre, met in the story En vacances ! during a trip to Martinique. We travel with them again through Europe in this story. At the beginning of the story, Marie decides that she no longer wants to allow Pierre to make all the plans, and sets out on her own. The two decide to meet up in Paris a couple of days later at the Arc de Triomphe. Unfortunately, neither Marie nor Pierre realizes that this day is not a good choice if you want to find someone in this location, as it is the celebration of Le jour de l’Armistice!
Story: David Cameron Illustrations: Ian Fry Appropriate for ages: 7-12
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