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Walk like a robot! Let’s sing about toys with Kinka!

          Walk like a robot! Let’s sing about toys with Kinka! ロボットみたいに歩こう!キンカと一緒におもちゃの歌を歌いましょう!   In this week’s video, we learn about toys and use sentences with different verbs!   今週の動画でおもちゃの単語を覚えて、色々な動詞を使いましょう!   Classroom Tip Watch, singing and dancing along with Kinka. After, do the gestures for walking robot, reading a book and hugging […]

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By Gio Panizzon     What’s the difference between hat and cat? Are you thinking that one says “meow”? What about hog and dog? Hmm… Most of us would walk a dog, but not a hog? True, but my answer to both riddles is this: the difference is one phoneme!   Phonemes   What’s a […]

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  Pass it On   Students sit in a circle and pass around flashcards. Each student says the word as they pass it on. This is also good for Yes/No question dialogues. One student asks the question and the next student answers with their own, real answer before asking the next student.  S1: Do you […]

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Stop to think about the story you’ve just finished reading, and you’ll get more out of it. Here are some fun ways to review the stories of Innova Graded Readers!   Each book has puppets at the back. Easily detach the puppets and have your child reenact the story.   Choose a word that was […]

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  Innova Graded Readers gradually introduce more vocabulary and sentence structures, so it’s best to introduce the books in order. The books are color-coded by grade and numbered in order on the covers. Here are some tips for using the readers.   When reading with a child, first look together at the illustration on the […]

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  It’s a red apple! Let’s practice simple sentences with fruit! 赤いリンゴ!フルーツで簡単な文を練習しましょう!   In this week’s video, we learn the names of some delicious and colorful fruit. We also practice using “it’s a” and pairing the fruits with their colors!   今週のビデオでは美味しくて色鮮やかなフルーツの名前を覚えましょう!「It’s a」の練習をして、フルーツと色のペアも作ります。   Classroom Tip Before doing this chant, play the It’s a Chant […]

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Innova Graded Readers use classic stories about fairy tales and talking animals, full-color pictures, and simple, repeating vocabulary and sentence structures, to teach reading to children. Captions on new nouns in the pictures, and a picture dictionary in the back, help children understand the story. Each page features a hook, inviting readers to imagine what […]

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Learning English should be fun! One way to make it fun is by using Fun Card English. These decks of cards let students practice conversation or grammar while playing a game! Most students already know how to play using these cards (think Uno), and any students who aren’t familiar with the game can learn it […]

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  Pictionary   Place flashcards face down in a pile in the middle of the room or table. Teacher picks up the top card. Choose 1 student to come up and look at the card. Give them a piece of paper or whiteboard to draw the card.  S1: What is it? S2: It’s a dog. […]

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  by Lynn Maslen Kertell   Beginning reading can be a time of great excitement and anticipation for your child, or a time of anxiety and concern, as he or she enters into this brand-new skill called reading. Having the necessary skills is essential for your child to have a successful first reading experience.   […]

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