La Maison d’Oncle Max
Intermediate / Intermediate Low — Intermediate High
Designed to keep your students reading and reflecting in French! La Maison d’Oncle Max builds a strong foundation for independent reading in the target language. Students develop the skills of approaching a text actively: spotting cognates, detecting English roots, and learning meanings through context.
In La Maison d’Oncle Max, we meet the characters in Paris during their rendition of “Vive Les Vacances!” Summer vacation has just begun, and “les cinq” are headed for the South of France, but odd things keep happening. Chasing clues wherever they may lead, the sleuths introduce your students to geography, history, culture, and new vocabulary as they try to solve the mysteries: Where is Uncle Max? And why are they being followed? Simple syntax, humor, lively dialogues, and an engaging cast of characters make this an accessible French narrative!
The supplemental Cahier d’Activités hones grammar, comprehension, and vocabulary with exercises for every chapter. Additional activities include compositions, oral work, timelines, and internet research.
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The Interactive Digital Textbook
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A Community Bulletin Board
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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
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