$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

Los tres cerdos pequeños Kit

In this traditional story the three pigs set out to build their own houses. The first pig builds a house of straw, the second builds a house of wood, and the third builds a house of bricks. The wolf arrives at each of the first two houses, and because they are built of weaker materials, blows them down.

It is a very popular play with teachers and students. Its familiarity and subsequent predictability prove to be an excellent entry point for students learning a new language, or those beginning this methodology for the first time. LOS TRES CERDOS PEQUEÑOS has pleasant repetition and easy to learn. Students will be able to chime in to the words of the pigs or the wolf, even upon first presentation, if encouraged to do so. The vocabulary is predictable, as students come to the storyline in French with a context and background from the English version — a definite plus when trying to put students at ease, and this will help them to learn new vocabulary quickly.  

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.

Assessment Activities Book

Helps you to assess your students in the four language skills area. Test your students proficiency in this first step kit.

Big Book

The play with colour images in large print (11” x 17” format)

Student Book (sample)

Student Workbooks contain the written activities as well as all the reference materials for student use during partner/group activities.

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:

José Miguel el Acróbata

José Miguel is a 12-year-old boy who lives in Guatemala in the Port of San José . This talented young fellow uses his acrobatic skills to earn money with which he buys his mother a birthday present.

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Story: Matt Maxwell
Illustrations: Jana Tubinshlak
Editora: Andrea Wells
Appropriate for ages: 7-12



La magia de los amigos

In this story, Marco uses His Magic to help a new friend, Juan, and finds himself overwhelmed by requests from Juan's friends, all of whom want to use Marco his magic to improve their skills. Marco finds himself in a dilemma. How will he put an end to the demands without losing his new friends?

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Written by: Prarthi Mehta, Shreya Parmar, Amrit Jupall
Illustrated by: Prarthi Mehta, Grace Bang, Eniola Akisanmi, Sophie Dhaliwal
Appropriate for ages: 10-15


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.