Hey Wordy! Magic Morphing Fairy Tales
This unique series teaches students basic foreign language vocabulary through familiar fairy tales. Using a slow immersion approach, each fairy tale begins in English, then gradually introduces new words in the foreign language. The first time a foreign word is introduced, the corresponding English word in the fairy tale is circled with its foreign-language translation in the column. Then the foreign word appears in red throughout the rest of the story, and it is frequently repeated and used in context. Levels 2 and 3 introduce more words and include words learned in the previous levels. Each level introduces students to 20 new words. The stories have colorful, humorous, cartoon-like illustrations. though audio CDs have previously been included with the books, the publisher transitioned to a MP3 download available on their website. MP3 features a narrator reading the story (with sound effects and music). Books includea website and code to access the download. Frequent repetition, combined with familiar stories, present a fun, non-threatening way to expand or reinforce your foreign language vocabulary. Level one is the story of Cinderella, level 2 is Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, and level 3 is Beauty and the Beast. 29 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
It starts in English, then magically morphs into the language you're learning! And each book contains all the words from the previous levels!
Includes book & companion audio program!
START WITH LEVEL 1! - Begin by learning 20 new words! Each level contains the words from the previous levels, so keep going! This innovative series is your child's first step into learning a variety of foreign languages, designed to motivate them to want to learn more! Through familiar fairy tales, colorful pictures, and ear training with our audio program (included), our unique Magic Morphing Fairy Tales method is their perfect introduction to foreign languages by presenting 20+ new words in a fun, fast, non-intimidating, and truly easy way!
Here's how it works...
- An English word in the fairy tale is circledwith a translation of the new foreign-language word in the column;
- From that moment forward,the new word (written in red) will be used throughout the rest of the story... and it will be used again and again in context!
- As the fairy tale progresses,more and more new words are added like a big language train gathering words along the way;
- The new words are repeatedthroughout the story helping to reinforce understanding;
- By the end of the book,your child has easily learned 20+ new words in another language and in context!
It's easy! And remember... each level uses words taught from previous levels...so you'll want to continue with the next levels.
**INCLUDED FREE!** A free downloadable audio program is available with each book so that your child can hear the entire story read aloud with sound effects and fully orchestrated original music composed, arranged, and performed by author David Burke.