mini-projects which help to integrate and to developlanguage in the form of a spiral, catering for thenecessary recurrent practice in learning.
At the end of each unit, encourage students to expresstheir opinions on the contents. Students go over theprevious pages in the unit and choose their favouriteactivity. Students justify their choice in their mothertongue.
They allow for the detection of gaps during the learningprocess and give a chance of improvement. They alsohelp students to develop a critical attitude during thelearning process. Together with the class, decide whether the objectivesincluded in the
worksheet are completedstep by step or if the whole sheet is completed at theend of the unit. It can be done in class or as homework.Projects also promote self-assessment (see SummativeEvaluation).
I can do it!
worksheets These are tests included at the end of each unit in the
together with an
worksheet. They evaluate the comprehension andproduction of the basic contents. These tests motivatestudents highly since they reﬂect on what has recentlybeen learnt and, therefore, any problem area isimmediately made apparent. The teacher may correct thetests in the classroom as a whole class activity. Evaluationwill be more reliable if you combine
I can do it!
with thestudent-generated material resulting from projects.
Social and multicultural values underlie the entire
series. Issues such as non-sexist education,healthy habits, attitudes towards peaceful, civilianbehaviours, consumer awareness as well asenvironmental awareness are stressed in topics in allthe levels of the series. This series also provides a great deal of materialrelated to cultural matters. In this way, students areled to reﬂect on the nature of other cultures and tofocus on any similarities and differences with theirown culture.In the
, the icon indicatesinterculturality notes that provide teachers withguidelines to deal with this area.
This well-organised chart provides information aboutFunctions and Linguistic Items, Ability Development Task and Cultural Dimension and LiteracyDevelopment in each unit.
Resources for the Teachers
This section includes materials designed to saveteachers valuable time: Monthly Dividers, Situationaldialogues, model Informe Trimestral and Assessmentand Evaluation worksheets.