Où est mon chien ? is an emotionally-charged story about a little girl’s search for her much-loved lost dog. Written by Wendy Maxwell, with songs and raps co-written by Matt Maxwell, this story and associated activities found in the kit will engage and entertain younger students. The main character, Marie, meets with many familiar people in her community throughout her search for Minuit, her black dog. In the end, she has a wonderful surprise that will delight the students! In this kit, students will enter the story, become the characters, talk, laugh and sing about them within a familiar context that will support students of all learning styles.
Through our multi-modal approach, focus on literacy, use of gestures to provide visual and kinaesthetic support while maximizing student production, you will see student engagement and proficiency levels improve rapidly!
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.
A beautiful large format, colour illustrated storybook of the the play (11" x 17") to read along with your students. (The play is also available on PowerPoint™)
Posters and Image Cards
Image cards of words not gestured
Song and rap posters with lyrics
The songs (with instrumental versions)
Fun Classroom Raps (with instrumental versions)
PowerPoint™ of the play
Additional reference materials
Gestured vocabulary for this kit
The play performed with TV series quality production
Another Minuit story, more advanced than the previous two. Minuit loves helping his friends and in the final scene of this story, he visits his friend, Chantale, the cat. Minuit supplies her with fish and cuddles her young kittens.
Story: Wendy Maxwell Illustrations: Stan Gadziola Appropriate for ages: 4-7
We meet Ronron again, a friendly cat introduced in the reader JAMAIS. Ronron really loves his friend, Rachelle, and her beautiful house. But everything changes when Rachelle arrives home with a little kitten in her arms. Another comical story about Ronron, this time with the kitten, Minou.
Story: Jacqueline Kelly Illustrations: Stan Gadziola Appropriate for ages: 4-7
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