Matthieu et Cassandra, deux francophones en Ontario 1A - kit

Matthieu et Cassandra, deux francophones en Ontario 1A - kit

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Description

Our FSL Cultural Literacy Packs enhance the cultural component of your French program. They can be used alongside the main AIM kits to help you develop your students’ knowledge of French culture, or as a stand-alone cultural resource. Suitable for elementary and early junior high school, each pack contains approximately 20 hours of instructional material.

This Cultural Literacy Pack 1A - Matthieu et Cassandra, deux francophones en Ontario introduces students to Franco-Ontarian culture, following the pen pal conversation of two young students, one in Sudbury and one in Ottawa. Designed for students with beginning proficiency.

This pack contains:
  • Numerous engaging literacy-based partner/group activities
  • Complete photocopiable Blackline Masters
  • A Teacher's Guide/Whole-Class Activities Book with cultural support activities and assessment guidelines
  • Stories for each level with a Big Book
  • AIM Portal with audio of both stories, comprehension tests and accompanying songs, electronic versions of the reader.

Click here if you wish to purchase hard copies of the associated reader 'J'ai une lettre pour toi !'.


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Kit Content

In response to teacher feedback, our new edition kits have many new features... more technology, alignment with the CEFR, fully-described lesson plans.

The Whole-Class Activities Book and associated Blackline Masters or Student Book guide you and your students through implementing 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 (Teacher’s Guide)

This book includes:

  • whole-class activities in five- to ten-minute segments,
  • classroom systems,
  • entry and leaving routines,
  • (Available in new edition kits only) 85-Lesson Overview that illustrates the intended flow of the activities in the Kit how to rotate through entry and leaving routines, how often to model each new activity, how to recycle vocabulary, when to introduce each partner/group activity and how long students typically spend in it and when to introduce the creative work with story - story retelling and extension,
  • assessment for learning blackline masters,
  • vocabulary lists,
  • 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.

  • Student Workbooks are available as an additional purchase.
  • Student Digital Workbooks are available for 1:1 classrooms as an additional purchase.
Big Book (In younger aged kits)

For younger classes, shared reading with the Big Book is a very important AIM activity. You may also use the e-reader of this same book, projected from the Portal.

Program Guide

Overview of the Principles, strategies and techniques for successful implementation of the methodology with how it develops authentic proficiency through the levels stated in the CEFR.

Posters and Image Cards
  • Image cards of words not gestured
  • Hard-copy song and rap posters with lyrics. These also appear as projectable posters on the Portal

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)
  • 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 
Student Workbooks

A Student Book saves a lot 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 e-readers

Dance videos

Teacher Training

Initial and ongoing teacher training is key to the successful implementation of AIM.

We recommend that teachers come to training at least every one to two years, and new ideas are introduced to help teachers move forward with AIM. We have many options for you, both In-Person and Virtual!

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The Gesture Approach

The AIM is a methodology that supports students by providing strategies and techniques that ensure student language acquisition and a high level of engagement. The Gesture Approach allows students to visualize, hear, say and 'feel' the language simultaneously, resulting in rapid proficiency development.

A Literacy- and Arts-Based Approach

Through the use of story and drama, songs, raps, and dances, students are moving to the language as they create meaning. Scaffolding and cooperative learning strategies help all students - the shy, weak, and strong - to find great support and success.

High-Frequency Vocabulary

One of the most important aspects of AIM that ensures student success is the high-frequency vocabulary (Pared-Down Language) that threads throughout every aspect of this methodology. AIM is designed such that each word is repeated extensively, allowing students to develop a strong foundation for language proficiency.

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