Anne continues here description of how she starts the year:
By the time we have gone through every questionnaire, the students have acquired a lot of expressions like has, wants, needs, goes, likes, sees, says, eats, drinks, plays, etc. Now they are ready to start using the story scripts.
Each of my scripts has a few phrases at the top. Those are the phrases that my students haven’t seen yet, so I pull them out and translate them for the kids before we do the story. Sort of a glossary in advance. The words are not connected in any way to a curriculum or scope of sequence document, so that might be a problem for some people.