The “Sarafan” book series is the next level after the “Soroka: Russian for Kids” series, designed to follow the Soroka 3 level. It is presented in the same format: a Student’s Book, Activity Book and Teacher’s Book, all of which dovetail with each other.
The Student’s Book for Sarafan 1 helps students to learn grammar – specifically, finishing all the cases – by engaging them with exercises presented with a travel theme. Besides learning how to name different countries and languages in Russian, students will learn how to say that they go from one place to another. Within the pages of the Student’s Book, they will explore Russia with a crew of cosmonauts; visit Lake Baikal in the south of Siberia, and the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula; marvel at polar nights (Aurora Borealis) in Murmansk; and enjoy the warm hospitality of people in the Ural mountain range. As with the Soroka series, techniques used include exercises, dictations and oral drills.
The Sarafan 1 Activity Book, through the use of grammar exercises, lets students practice cases. New in this series are dictation exercises to help with the listening and understanding of spoken words and dialogues. There is a lot of review, and students revisit lessons learned in the three levels of the “Soroka: Russian for Kids” series. The “Sarafan” series follows the same pattern as the Soroka series, with a Student’s Book, Activity Book and Teacher’s Book.
The Sarafan 1 Teacher’s Book has two parts: The first is made up of standard recommendation for all lessons, while the second comprises individual recommendation for every lesson with answers, scripts of dictations and listening exercises. After Lessons 3 and 6, there is a test. Also included are more oral drills, and two vocabularies — one for Sarafan, and another that combines the Sarafan and Soroka vocabularies.
All the books are available in Russian on my web-site https://sorokam.com/en