- ▼ 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.
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
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, eReaders, 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
- 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:
- ▼ 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, as new ideas are introduced to help teachers move forward with AIM. We have many options for you, both In-Person and Virtual!
A Table for Two kit
This play is a comedy about two young people on a date. They decide to go to a restaurant and must deal with a comical waiter who sometimes misinterprets what the hungry couple wants, resulting in numerous unexpected interactions!
It is a wonderful play for the beginning older second language student as the funny scenarios help students relax and enjoy the language, while learning many essential words and phrases that they will need in everyday interactions. The emotional content of the play, often exaggerated, helps students quickly remember these important words and the comical misinterpretations on the part of the waiter serve to emphasize and enhance meaning for students.
Enhance your kit with the following extras:
Ali lives in a North African village with his wife, Nadia. One day he decides to clean his water tank, a job that he has not done for ten years during which time his waistline has expanded considerably. His problems start when he has trouble fitting through the opening at the top of the tank; then he is attacked by mosquitoes and finally, when rain starts to fill the tank, he remembers that he does not know how to swim. Nadia has been practising her dance routine during this time so has not heard his cries for help, but eventually she arrives and rescues him from drowning.
Story: David Cameron
Illustrations: Jana Tubinshlak
Appropriate for ages: 12-Adult
This is a touching story about an intergenerational relationship between a young girl and a very old woman who lives in a garbage dump. Mad Mabel teaches Anna many lessons through this story, including a sense of responsibility for others, kindness, love and friendship. She teaches Anna that people are not always what they appear to be on the outside. This story is sure to capture your students' hearts. It is the first in our series of short novels for adolescents in the series Stories inAction!
Story: David Cameron
Illustrations: Adrien Deggan
Appropriate for ages: 7-12