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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

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.

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, if you purchase a subscription/

Posters and Image Cards

  • Image cards of words not gestured
  • Song and rap posters with lyrics

Audio CD

  • The songs (with instrumental versions)
  • Fun Classroom and/or Grammar Raps (with instrumental versions)

CD-ROM

  • PowerPoint™ of the play
  • Additional reference materials

DVD

  • Gestured vocabulary for this kit
  • Music videos
  • The play performed by students
Portal

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

Assessment Books

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

Teacher resources

This story is set in Louisiana. A group of animals decide to play a trick on their friend on her birthday. She believes that they don't care about her when, in fact, they are planning a surprise party.

This kit is designed to help students consolidate the vocabulary and structures that they have learned in the first two steps through ever more extensive use of partner/group activities such as story retelling, story extension, rap writing and performing, etc. At the end of this unit almost all students are able to produce 10-page original documents entirely in French.



Enhance your kit with the following extras:
Nuit Blanche- Reader

In this touching story a family is required by financial circumstances to give up their home and live in a tent city.  A boy has to grapple with the decision on whether to live with his now-homeless immediate family, or to live far away with relatives.

Story: Jacqueline Kelly
Illustrations: Tom Nesbitt
Appropriate for ages: 7-12

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Une visite à Montréal- Reader

This is the story of a family separated by an ocean: one family lives in France and the other in Quebec. The children of the French family visit their two Quebecois cousins and discover several differences, both in their language and their culture. They also find that they are jealous of each other. However something happens to them that shows them that family bonds overcome all obstacles. 

Story: Sylvia Duckworth
Illustrations: Andrew Lucas
Appropriate for ages: 7-12

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