Brilliant! Italian Level 1 Textbook PDF Download

Grade K-4
Teaching Method
Teacher-centered curriculum commonly used in classrooms that may include a text, teacher manual, tests, etc.
Charlotte Mason
A methodology based on the work of a 19th century educator who maintained that children learn best from literature (Living Books), not textbooks.
A methodology based on the Latin Trivium (three stages of learning), including the grammar stage (memorization and facts), logic stage (critical thinking), and rhetoric stage (developing/defending ideas).
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A thematic or topical approach centered around one topic that integrates multiple subject areas.
Montessori (Discovery)
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Religious Content
Faith-based or including instructional religious content.
Avoids religious or theoretical topics or presents multiple viewpoints without preference.
Contains content contrary to common Christian beliefs (i.e. evolution).
Learning Modality
Learns through listening, talking out loud or reading out loud.
Learns through seeing, prefers written instructions and visual materials.
Kinesthetic/Tactile (Hands-On)
Learns through moving, doing and touching.
Curriculum that employ a variety of activities/components.
Curriculum progresses through well-defined learning objectives. Emphasizes mastery before moving to the next topic.
Topics and concepts are repeated from level to level, adding more depth at each pass and connecting with review.
Focus is on the “why,” often with a unifying concept as well as specific skills; coverage may be broader.
Teacher Involvement
Low Teacher Involvement
Student-led materials; parent acts as a facilitator.
Medium Teacher Involvement
A mix of teacher-led time and independent student work.
High Teacher Involvement
Teacher-led lessons; may utilize discussions, hands-on activities and working together.
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Publisher's Description of Brilliant! Italian Level 1 Textbook PDF Download
From “Good Morning” to “blue,” from “seven” to “What do you like to do?” the Brilliant! Foreign Language Level 1 course sets your student up for success. This teacher’s guide pdf consists of 96 units that provide the lessons for teaching your student Italian without showing them a word of Italian (this is the curriculum for all beginners).
Category Description for Brilliant! Italian

Brilliante! (Brilliant!) is a charming program to introduce your children to the Italian language. You can start at any point between kindergarten and Grade 4. The publisher suggests using the textbook with a student starting in 1st grade and adding the workbook once your child is reading/writing in their first language well (about 2nd grade.) So, to implement the whole course simultaneously, begin with students in 2nd to 4th grades. Younger students (K-2) can use the course without reading and writing. The textbook is a small-format (5.5"x 8.5"), spiral-bound book with 96 units and a pronunciation guide. Several of the units actually review previous lessons (e.g. units 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 & 24 are all reviews, followed by a review week (units 25-27). The lessons are pretty short, 1-4 pages, and instructions are in English. A good schedule would be a unit daily (for 3 days a week) which would cover 32 weeks.

Unit 1 covers greetings (good morning/day/evening/night). You use the audio CD here to model the correct pronunciation and accent (the CD also has 96 units). The speaker on the disc is pretty fast, but it is easy enough to listen to it several times. Then, you learn to say yes/no. The teacher asks the student several questions in English and the kids respond with si/no. For example, Do you like apple pie? Si! Adding to the theme here, kids are asked: Would you like...? and have to answer with Si, grazie (Yes, please) or No, graczie (No, thank you). Students are encouraged to use these phrases throughout the day. Doesn't that sound like an easy way to teach and learn Italian? I think so! The workbook has one page of practice per unit.

If you prefer digital materials over print, the text and workbook in both levels are now available as PDF downloads and the audio portion can be purchased as a MP3 audio download. The Light Bundle PDF includes these 3 items. ~Sara

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