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Kit Content

In response to teacher feedback, this kit has many new features... more technology, alignment with the CEFR, fully-described lesson plans, additional assessment activities and focus on metacognition. .

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 (Teacher’s Guide)

This book includes:

  • whole-class activities in five- to ten-minute segments,
  • classroom systems,
  • entry and leaving routines, and
  • 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 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 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 begins the long-term process of documentation of student achievement through the language learning journey that begins with this Step One Kit.

CEFR Action-Oriented Tasks Book

Once students begin to develop a certain proficiency toward the end of the first core Kit, you select from among a bank of suggested tasks, based on the skills targeted in the Ontario Curriculum. We indicate suggested times for introduction of activities based on expected proficiency developed.

  • 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. 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 in relation to how it develops authentic proficiency through the levels as 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
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

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

Le chat et la lune *New 2018 Edition
The Play

This less-known fairy tale provides younger elementary students with an emotionally-charged, humorous story with an important moral. Because one animal believes that the moon has fallen in the water, all the others follow suit in panic, that is until the king shows them that they are simply looking at a reflection. This play provides both familiarity and plenty of opportunity for the pleasant repetition of key vocabulary and structures.

 

 


Enhance your kit with the following extras:
Super-Fille- Reader

This is another story about Rachelle and her cats, Ronron and Minou, previously encountered in Ronron le chat. Rachelle dresses in a Super-Fille costume and looks for an adventure where she can play the role of Super-Fille. After almost destroying her brother's castle, she succeeds in protecting it from Minou and Ronron!

Story: Jacqueline Kelly
Illustrations: Timos Batzakas 
Appropriate for ages: 7-10

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Dans la tête de Jean Nadeau- Reader

Jean is a meticulous little boy. Everything he does is perfect. One day, Jean falls as he comes out of his house and knocks his head against the stairs. As a result he has a series of strange and interesting dreams, He wakes up in hospital with a large bandage around his head. But Jean's character has changed!

Story: Jacqueline Kelly
Illustrations: Stan Gadziola
Appropriate for ages: 4-9

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