EntreCultures 1A & 1B for Middle School

French
EntreCultures 1A & 1B for Middle School
Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures

Level 1A & Level 1B / Novice Low — Novice High

Overview

Levels 1A and 1B of the EntreCultures series are designed for middle school students. The two books begin building the language skills, personal attitudes, and cultural insights necessary to experience life "entre cultures," using French to connect with people.

"I can't write enough about how great EntreCultures is. I love that it has the themes and the essential questions from the AP®, starting in level one! It is so much more 'real' to have all the lessons in context, meaningful, relevant, connected, and correlated in a manner that gears students for higher-level thinking and learning. By the time they take AP®, they will be so prepared."

A. Leonardo

Educator,

"With units built around rich cultural topics and compelling essential questions, EntreCulturas and EntreCultures are the perfect fit for our IB Middle Years Programme. We love the focus on the development of both language and cultural proficiency and the wide range of communicative learning activities that work as well in middle school as they do for high school learners."

Molly Wieland

K-12 World Language and Immersion Coordinator, Hopkins, MN

"Historically, I have never really been a textbook following language teacher - but wow, Wayside Publishing's EntreCultures blew me away this week when I reviewed it for school adoption this fall! Bravo!"

Jeannie Starman

French Teacher, NC

EntreCultures - A Cohesive System

Levels 1A and 1B are designed with your learners in mind. Students build the language skills, personal attitudes, and cultural insights necessary to experience life entre cultures using French to connect with people and their own community. Vocabulary and grammar are presented in context. The online Explorer® provides audio-visual resources, scaffolding, vocabulary, and grammar reinforcement, including flipped classroom videos, with all activities tied to the Mon dossier to upload performance evidence.

EntreCultures 1a and 1b support teachers in assessing what learners can do with the language they have acquired through three differentiated formative performance-based assessments and a summative IPA per unit. IPA-specific, analytic, and holistic performance rubrics accompany this series in print and online, so teachers and students can stay on track.

The educator-author team considered a variety of learner and educator styles in the backward design of the series. Content includes IB and AP® task types and themes without compromising on our commitment to empowering each learner to communicate in the real world. Units are clearly organized with ample strategies and support offered in the textbook, on the Learning Site, and in a constantly growing community of proficiency practitioners.

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Features

  • Authentic audio-visual and print resources from over thirty francophone cultures
  • Proficiency-based with a focus on intercultural communicative competence
  • Six thematic units leading with essential questions and incorporating AP® Global themes and IB themes
  • Unit-embedded Can-Do statements and an online Mon dossier to track performance
  • Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs)
  • Annotated Teacher Edition
  • Online Explorer® course for student and teacher support
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The Interactive Digital Textbook

Your FlexText® is the page-by-page digital version of the textbook and is available through your Explorer® class or the FlexText® Library link on your Dashboard. Don't want to bring home your textbook? No problem! Flextext® is available wherever there is internet access.

A Community Bulletin Board

Learners and teachers alike use the Classroom Forum anytime as their online community bulletin board. Teachers love posting lesson openers, polls, links to external resources, and more. And students can comment, exchange GIFS, and upload audio, videos, and photos.

Learning to hold a conversation

Mock conversations with pre-recorded conversation prompts challenge your learners to hone their conversational skills. Learners record themselves replying to comments and questions, and the recorded conversations can be added to their portfolio as an artifact.

Tracking Their Own Progress

Online student portfolios follow learners from unit to unit, level to level. Students can upload evidence of what they can do in the language - assigned Can-Do statements, activities, quizzes, audio files, PowerPoint and Word files, and more. This allows them to set goals and reflect on their progress related to Can-Do Statements.

Efficient, Integrated Grading

Use the online calendar to remind students of upcoming assignments and deadlines, assign tasks to specific learners or an entire class, and more. Explorer® lets you know when your students complete their work and alerts students as soon as you’ve graded. Grade each quiz question response without opening each question in Explorer®. Automatic grading is available where appropriate.

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Additional Resources

Complete the EntreCultures Collection

Textbook

EntreCultures 1

Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures

Novice Low — Novice High
Textbook

EntreCultures 2

Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures

Novice High — Intermediate Low
Textbook

EntreCultures 3

Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures

Intermediate Low — Intermediate Mid

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