This wonderful play is suited to the older elementary student. It deals with issues such as sibling rivalry and contains an important message about compassion.
This kit is for FSL students who have had at least 150 hours of AIM instruction and is written by award-winning AIM teacher, Sylvia Duckworth. It features a top-notch play, fun songs and lots of relevant content; this is sure to be a hit with students and teachers alike. It is designed as an equivalent unit to Chat Angora in Histoires en action ! 2.
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 of the Play
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)
Additional reference materials
Gestured vocabulary for this kit
The play performed with TV series quality production
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
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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