Sylvia, who works with AIM up in Canada, sent these links. The second one is really amazing because of the recall level of details of the kids – they remembered every single detail of a story!
As you know, I have started a blog following the progress of my first year AIM students. I also videotape my 2nd and 3rd year AIM students from time to time (grades 4 & 5). Here is some recent footage, if you’re curious to see the level of fluency they reach. The students are retelling the play we are currently studying in class:
http://www.vimeo.com/9924647 (this clip is more impressive since I’m not prompting with any questions)
Admins don’t actually read the research. They don’t have time. If or when they do read it, they do not really grasp it. How could