About Nuthouse – By Scott Crowe
My dream is to get children so involved with an imaginary world that they forget they are speaking English and communicate naturally.I have created stories that make children think and want to solve the characters problems and to do that they use the English that they know. I love when children try to use whatever language they have to communicate with me and I have kept that in mind with every activity in this curriculum.
”My dream is to also help solve real problems that teachers have in exciting and creative ways. At Nuthouse, we are striving to be the top producer of mixed-level class solutions.”
Often it is necessary for small schools to put all kindergarten children in the same classes for scheduling purposes. This creates challenges for the instructor to manage different levels and ages while still trying to keep all kids improving steadily and truly enjoying the classes. By using the Emotional Positioning techniques and ‘level roles’ in the classroom, experienced children can improve more than was possible before. Lower level children can also enjoy the same classes using the language they have while watching and learning from the experienced children in the same way that a child in an English immersion program would.
Nuthouse has encorporated popular teaching methods such as TPR, songs, chants, student centered flashcard games and communication oriented ‘quick and easy’ crafts into the curriculum so that all teachers can enjoy the flexibility this curriculum has to offer. There are many wonderful textbooks available for level based schools. Of course, Nuthouse products can be level oriented.
|Jimmy’s Magic House||Sam’s Magic House||Jill and Jay’s Magic House|
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Insects, farm animals,
The family, forest
The bedroom, candy,
body parts, bath time
The beach, the living
Zoo animals, getting
body parts, health
and dishes, feelings
Useful Link: Video Explanation of the Books
A unique series which combines natural speaking activities with carefully graded phonics teaching so children can learn to read and write with confidence while strengthening speaking ability.
Magic Town has three story books per year which come with a music and story CD for students. There is a Phonics workbook for beginners as well as worksheets. The series comes with lesson plans, sample lesson videos and downloadable Flashcards.
Why Choose Magic Town?
Educationally Sound Mixed Experience Class Option: Ted’s Magic Pad is designed specifically to allow for mixing students who have experience learning English at the kindergarten age with students who are starting from grade 1. This is possible through carefully constructed dual level dialogues so students with experience feel challenged and lower level students feel comfortable rather than overwhelmed.
Lesson Plan Video Support: This curriculum shows all lesson plan elements being taught to actual Japanese students so instructors can see how the lesson plan works with actual Japanese students.
Online training: Video based online training is also provided to help train all of your teachers if you run multiple schools or if you want to understand the curriculum more deeply.
Online Home Study Material: Talking flashcards are available for students to watch videos at home for preview and review of class content.
Very Fun: Students will laugh at the engaging, funny story with the visually easy to understand narrative.
Phonics: Unique phonics teaching which teaches most frequently used spoken patterns first so student can come to write what they can say more quickly.
High Frequency Language: Students are introduced to the most frequently used language structured in context so students can use it quickly and naturally.
Work Sheets: Additional worksheets which reinforce class content available for in-class writing practice.
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