Trailblazer Teaching Kits (Grades K-2)
Each of the 4 modules is built around specific subjects, grammar and vocabulary. While the content for each kit will be different, the materials you receive will be the same.
They Include: Teacher Tools (Storybook; Puppet Scripts; Vocabulary Games; Pattern Games) and Classroom Materials (Flashcards; Game Materials)
Storybook– This detailed full color storybook follows our puppet family through the module’s story line introducing vocabulary and grammar in full emersion environment. The illustrations intuitively point students to the meaning of new vocabulary as it is introduced in the target language. Our engaging storyline helps motivate new learners to master new vocabulary in order to understand what is happening to the family.
Puppet Scripts- To lower the barriers to language acquisition and production, new vocabulary and grammar is introduced by our puppet family who only speak in the target language. Interacting with the puppets helps reluctant students to respond in a low risk environment. The unique personalities of the puppet families promotes class participation in order to interact with the family.
Vocabulary Games- Introduce and reinforce new concepts in a fun and communicative environment. Familiar games such as duck duck goose help build excitement for language learning while new and unfamiliar games challenge students ability to respond. Vocabulary games work from introduction to comprehension as we build on TPR (Total Physical Response) towards individual dialog production
Pattern Games- Introduce language specific grammar patterns with reduced focus on vocabulary. In these games the focus is less on producing new language but on reinforcing key grammar patterns. Games use familiar vocabulary combined with new grammar to ease students into new ways of communicating old ideas.
Flashcards- These colorful and black and white flashcards with words in the target language provide the foundation for the games. In your kit you will find 222 color and 256 black and white laminated flashcards.
Game materials- The following materials are also provided for your convenience together with the flashcards, comic and felt-board materials these complete your language kit in a box: Roll of yarn, beach ball, fly swatters (2), twister game, hopping bags, Chinese jump ropes, clothes pins, wooden spoons (2), bean bags (8),dry erase marker, fishing game (magnetic fishing rod and rings), bingo tokens, blindfold, Koosh ball, bell, bag of small balls, squishy snake, play doh, battleship template, dice game (2 large foam dice with Velcro and interchangeable Velcro game cards), suitcase, felt-board, bag of coins, and colored keys.