La cultura en México: Las casas y los deportes Story: Wendy Maxwell Graphic Design: Meghan Draper & Richard Palberg Appropriate for ages: 7-12 In this book, students learn about two unique features of Mexico - popular sports and style and construction of Mexican homes.The colourful images and playful design of the Las casas mexicanas component of the book are highly appealing
Ce monde Story: Matt & Wendy Maxwell Appropriate for ages: 12-Adult Ce monde provides a poetic description of our planet, placing it in its larger astronomical context and exploring the marvel and wonder of life in the sea, in the air and on the land. The poem points out that we are not passive bystanders but active participants in the unfolding ecology of our planet. Blackline Masters written by Wendy Maxwell.
Les trois petits cochons: This Elementary Level 1 kit is for students with no prior knowledge of French, and takes them through the first 50 hours of instruction. A very popular play - an excellent entry point for students learning a new language, or those beginning this program for the first time. Students encounter approximately 500 words. present and passé composé forms of common verbs (regular and irregular), adjectival agreement, the formation of questions and the use of ne…pas.
mad mable Françoise la folle Story: David Cameron Translation: Wendy Maxwell Illustrations: Adrien Deggan Appropriate for ages: 7-12 This is a touching story about an intergenerational relationship between a young girl and a very old woman who lives in a dump. Françoise teaches Anne many lessons through this story, including a sense of responsibility for others, kindness, love and friendship. She teaches Anne that people are not always what they appear to be on the outside.
Veux-tu danser ? This Level 2 Jr. High play is much more challenging than the first and is a true theatre piece that includes spoken word plus musical and dance components. It contains a message about the importance of believing in oneself and what true friendship is all about. Students who have completed the first kit can continue building their rapid fluency development as vocabulary and grammatical structures are introduced and reinforced through gestures, drama and songs.
HEA 2 - This three-kit bundle brings together three kits/plays for a great price, providing 'Louis la grenouille', 'Chat Angora, and 'Le bistro des animaux '- over 150 hours of classroom instruction! This kit rapidly builds language proficiency.
Un garçon populaire ? In this Level 4 Jr. High kit we see the further character development of the hero from the last two plays as he (and his girlfriend) struggles with fame and admiration. It deals with social relationships in a humorous and emotionally-charged way that is perfect for language learning! It includes grammatical structures, including in direct and indirect object pronouns, adjectival agreement, irregular adjectives, the imparfait, etc.
Qui arrive si soir ? This Level 3 Jr. High kit deals with not only peer relationships but the common issue of the generation gap as we follow the lives of the main characters from the previous play. The ending to the story is unfinished and it is up to the students to write their own! Students who have completed the first two kits can continue their rapid fluency development as vocabulary and grammatical structures are introduced and reinforced through gestures, drama and songs.
Marco el Mago - This Level 1 Jr. High kit is an original play full of humour, containing characters with emotionally-charged lines that will easily bring the language to life to the students. Marco is a powerful wizard, proud of his abilities, who helps only those who can do him favours. He learns an important lesson when an elf removes his powers - he comes to understand that his gift should be shared with those in need. The kit contains 50 hours of classroom activities to accelerate…
Salut, mon ami ! This Level 1 Jr.High play is an excellent entry-level story with lots of repetition, rhythm and comedy. This story of a boy who continuously receives incorrect advice from his friends on how to play basketball has lots of humour! It floods the students with language to rapidly increase fluency, confidence and motivation! Students achieve high levels of oral and written fluency, carrying on conversations and writing text of several pages in under 100 hrs of instruction!