This is our first full week doing Captikwł 1 and its really working out great. The curriculum style helps us to break the story down into reasonable pieces. We start out with the vocabulary from each set, this helps the class to learn the harder words first. Then we begin learning the story, in 3 sets. It has been really fun and interactive for us teachers and the cohort. What is also helpful is our use of TPR (total physical response), especially when we are working through some of the harder sentences. Through much repetition, the students are able to recite the whole story as well as act it out.
What also makes this perfect is historically for the Syilx people, winter time has been the time to share our stories. We are really doing this in a good way, so its working out in that sense as well. Overall Captikwł has been a good change of pace for all of us.