- ▼ 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
- Vocabulary lists
- Game cards
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 Activities Book
- Helps you to assess your students in the four language skills area. Test your students proficiency in this first step kit.
- Renée et les Algonquins and Françoise la folle
Posters and Image Cards
- Image cards of words not gestured
- Song and rap posters with lyrics
AIM Kit Portal (2-year subscription)
- ▼ 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)
- eReader of the story with highlighted text and audio
- eReaders Renée et les Algonquins and Françoise la folle
- 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.
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- ▼ Supplementary Resources
- ▼ 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
Qui arrive ce soir ? kit
This comedic theatre piece deals with not only peer relationships but also with the common issue of the generation gap as we follow the lives of the main characters who appear in the previous play. In the second play in this trilogy a high school student wins a girl's heart with his talent and his caring attitude. In this third play, she invites him home to meet her parents.The ending to the story is unfinished and it is up to the students to write their own.
Students who have completed the first two kits can continue their rapid proficiency development in this third-step kit. As in the other kits, vocabulary and grammatical structures are introduced and reinforced through gestures, drama and songs.
Enhance your kit with the following extras:
The story begins the morning of a school field trip to the former site of an Algonquin settlement near Ottawa. As a teenage girl named Renée is preparing to leave, she and her mother argue over her lack of responsibility. Renée is frustrated by her mother's comments and is not interested in this field trip, making it very clear that she would rather be at the mall with her friends. During the field trip, Renée trips and falls in the forest. Suddenly things change and she finds herself among the Algonquins. Is this real or just a dream? This story deals with relationships between adolescents and adults in our time and compares them with the relationships between people of different ages in native societies. Respect and awareness of the environment is another subject that is important in this story.
Story: Wendy Maxwell
Illustrations: Jana Tubinshlak
Appropriate for ages: 7-12
Françoise la folle- Reader
This is a touching story about an intergenerational relationship between a young girl and a very old woman who lives in a garbage dump. Françoise teaches Anne many lessons through this story, including a sense of responsibility for others, kindness, love and friendship. She shows Anne that people are not always what they appear to be on the outside. This story is sure to capture your students' hearts.
Françoise la folle
Story: David Cameron
Translation: Wendy Maxwell
Illustrations: Adrien Deggan
Appropriate for ages: 11-16