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magicCover002.jpg FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC 101 - DVD
$29.95 $19.95 On Sale!
Foreign Language Magic 101 (How to Pull Proficiency Out of a Hat! ) New for teachers! Amaze your students! Keep them spellbound! Teach though Magic! Use magic tricks to provide comprehensible input in your second language classroom. Each trick is a mini-story with a beginning, a moment of truth, and a resolution! This dvd contains actual 3-part tricks and how YOU can perform them. Each trick has been honed over the years by award-winning language teacher, Judi Mazziotti. In every trick Judi demonstrates practical language classroom applications. She then explains HOW you perform the trick and even tells you where you can purchase props or how to make them yourselves. Also included is a searchable "Magic Word List" with hundreds of extra tips! Introduce language and culture - magically! DVD (1 hr. 52 min.)
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befana1.jpg The Legend of La Befana - DVD
$29.95 $19.95 On Sale!
Master teacher Judi Mazziotti turns storyteller and youngsters of all ages will be delighted. Here is the only complete rendition of the timeless Italian Epiphany gift-giver's saga. What better way for you and your family to discover the timeless tale that led to the Italian Epiphany celebration. Share the holiday spirit! The youngsters in your family will be introduced to the true spirit of gift-giving as they follow Befana on her brave, heart-warming journey. Assisted by simple puppets, the story comes to life right on your TV screen. NEW DVD includes dual language subtitles and vocals. Now see the text as you listen! Easily mix and match subtitle and spoken language! Included are two separate beautifully rhyming versions of the entire story: one in English and one in Italian! Bilingual side-by-side booklet, free! Fifteen clickable chapters. Charming English introduction for younger viewers.
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befana1.jpg The Legend of La Befana - VHS
$29.95 $19.95 On Sale!
This special English/Italian edition is destined to become an annual holiday tradition in every Italian American household. Master teacher Judi Mazziotti turns poet / storyteller and everyone in your family will delight. What better way for you and your family to discover the timeless tale that led to the Italian Epiphany celebration. Share the holiday spirit! The youngsters in your family will be introduced to the true spirit of gift-giving as they follow Befana on her brave, heart-warming journey. Assisted by simple puppets, the story comes to life right on your TV screen. Included is a free 24-page storybook with complete side by side texts in both English and Italian.
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sku151.jpg THREE-WAY MAGIC COLORING BOOK
$7.95
One of the finest tricks in magic. A coloring book is shown to have all blank pages. Suddenly, with a wave of the magicians hand, pictures appear in the book, outlined in black. With class participation, the teacher takes the trick one step further. For more info click on the picture to the left!
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magicpic002.jpg CRAYONS, MAGIC DISAPPEARING
$3.00
Many different colored Crayons are seen in the box! Wave your hand over the crayons. In a blink the Crayons actually DISAPPEAR! The box is empty! These Magic Crayons can be used to ‘color in' the pages of the Three-Way Magic Coloring Book (above). When the colors disappear from the book, the Crayons can be shown to DISAPPEAR, too!
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magicpic003.jpg MAGIC WAND
$3.00
Perform many tricks with the magic wand. Use it to create silence in your classroom. Learn how to make it rise and then lower itself in a bottle by viewing the “ Wand in the Bottle Trick” on the teacher-friendly “Foreign Language Magic 101” DVD. Vocabulary options: go up, go down, a lot, a little, go fast, go slow, dance! Many more wand tricks will be coming in upcoming dvd: “Foreign Language Magic 102.”
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magicpic004.jpg RAINBOW STREAMERS (6 pack)
$5.50
Standard Rainbow Streamers, also known as mouth coils: 25 feet. Out of nowhere, a trail of rainbow-colored tissue paper comes uncoiling from your mouth, a child’s ear, a magic hat or from anywhere! You may focus on just the colors early in the year and later pull it from somewhere else and focus on the two words: short and long. Later in the year focus on comparative length, starting out short and becoming long, longer, very long - ending up being very, very long or the longest. The mouth coil is a beautiful way to introduce the concepts, “nothing” and “something!” The earlier vocabulary is recycled with each repetition of the trick. And appropriate exclamations always add excitement. These can seemingly be pulled right out of your mouth or from a ball of tissue paper that was shown to be empty. As the students call out the colors which keep changing, you continue pulling. Loose end may be handed to a student to stretch out to its full length. Reusable only with "Change Bag" or as a garland.
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magicpic005.jpg DOUBLE COLOR CHANGING HANKY
$7.95
The first of two differently-colored scarves changes its color into a third color before everyone’s eyes. One of two original scarves has disappeared. Then the second scarf changes into a FOURTH color. (A yellow and green hanky change colors to red and blue.) As a grand finale, they all return as they were. No other props are necessary for this eye popper!
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magicpic006.jpg BODY PARTS, SOFT VINYL
$7.95
One dozen parts: eye, nose, mouth, teeth, tongue, ear, fingers, thumb, toe, foot, heart and one other random part. Adult-sized (except foot and heart), all are beige in color. Great to use with set of “Stretchy Body Parts” below that will then give you a whole pair of eyes, ears and feet for plural work and will add variety of skin color to this activity. TIPS: Place in a “Mystery Bag” (i.e. any bag for extracting objects ‘mysteriously’). Also use with labels for individual matching exercise if student needs hands-on practice (sketch or English translation on the back , if desired).
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magicpic007.jpg BODY PARTS, STRETCHY (limited supply!)
$3.95
Variety of different skin colors in each set 6 parts: hand, eye, ear, nose, foot, tongue Realistic look and feel! Can actually be stretched! (not appropriate for children under 3 yrs. of age)
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magicpic008.jpg MAGIC CARDS
$2.95
HOCUS POCUS DECK also known as a “Stripper Deck” Find the student’s chosen card in a fully shuffled deck! The card will rise to the top of the deck. This card trick takes very little practice. PERFORM NINE SEPARATE TRICKS using this deck alone! All directions included!
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sk159.jpg WORD-SKELETON
$4.99
Play “Hang (up) the Skeleton - (the p.c. version of the older “Hangman”) with your students. Practice vocabulary or phrases!

(for more information on this product, please click on the photo to the left)
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sku161.jpg BALL AND VASE
$2.99
A ball is placed into the vase. Instantly, the ball vanishes and reappears in teacher's pocket. Just as quickly, the ball reappears in the vase.

The 3” high plastic vase comes complete with all necessary props and detailed, professional instructions. The “FL Magic 101” DVD features this entire trick with teacher suggestions.

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sku163.jpg BUDDAH MONEY MYSTERY
$2.99
They'll see it, but they won't believe it!

A dollar bill is folded inside four sheets of paper. When the sheets are opened, the bill has changed into foreign currency, a $100. bill, coins or anything similar in size!

A very versatile effect that's very easy to do - even for beginners! With Buddha Money Mystery the linguistic possibilities are endless.

(for more information on this product, please click on the photo to the left)
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R164b.jpg THE DOUBLE CHANGE BAG
$24.95 $19.95 On Sale!
SPECIAL only $19.95, (while supply lasts!)

Make things disappear and then reappear, and reappear again - transformed!!! Perform number magic and science magic with this bag!

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sku165.jpg THE WORLD FAMOUS BANANA TRICK
$12.00
The World Famous Banana Trick - $12.00 Incredible - a banana is produced from teacher’s pocket or from a student’s ear, lunch bag or a hat.

(for more information on this product, please click on the picture to the left)
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sku166a.jpg JUDY MOUSE
$12.00
There’s a mouse in the house .... eek, it looks real!!!!!

It quivers between your two hands. Then it jumps onto your arm. It scampers across your chest, and onto your shoulder. You feed it.

It’s just a puppet but oh, nobody else knows for sure but you! It feels real and can be petted!

(for more information on this product, please click on the photo to the left)
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sku167a.jpg THE DOUBLE PERFORMING EGG
$1.99
The Double-Performing Egg - $1.99:

Goes from whole in its “shell” to a realistic handful of albumin and yolk. It can then return back to its prior form.

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sku168.jpg JUMPING SPIDER
$3.99
JUMPING SPIDER - $3.99 SPIDER JUMPS FORWARD and upward each time you squeeze the air bulb.

The spider is about 3 inches large and it comes with more than 20 inches of cord.

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sku169.jpg D’LITE, the Light from Anywhere
$11.99
D’LITE, the Light from Anywhere- $11.99 The greatest thing to hit language teacher magic market since the Change Bag!

Super for prepositions, review of body parts, objects in classroom, map work, positively spellbinding!!!!!!

(for more information on this product, please click on the photo to the left)
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spring07.jpg Language Teacher Magic Newsletter (Spring 2007)
$0.00
Download this DIGITAL NEWSLETTER for FREE (Not even any shipping!)

For Language Teachers who want to be amazing.

Six fun-filled pages of tips to spice up any lesson.
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sku170.jpg Language Teacher Magic Newsletter (Fall)
$0.00
Download this DIGITAL NEWSLETTER for FREE (Not even any shipping!)

For Language Teachers who want to be amazing.

Six fun-filled pages of tips to spice up any lesson.
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winterpic.jpg Language Teacher Magic Newsletter (Winter)
$0.00
Download this DIGITAL NEWSLETTER for FREE (Not even any shipping!)

For Language Teachers who want to be amazing.

Six fun-filled pages of tips to spice up any lesson.
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sku171.jpg CHANGE BAG WITH ZIPPER!
$19.95
$19.95 CHANGE BAG WITH ZIPPER! Plush Red Velvety Bag with Gold Fringe and Color Speckled Black Wooden Handle. This is a utility prop of 101 uses, see FREE “Language Teacher Magic” Newsletter (Fall and Winter issues) at the end of this page for numerous presentation ideas. Judi’s favorite magic prop of all! SEE Judi in action with the Zippered Change Bag FLAG TRICK on “FL Magic 101” DVD!!!

Unzip the bottom of the bag and poke your arm through it until it sticks out the other end! Let the students see completely through the bag! Nothing there! A moment later ... whatever you want comes tumbling out before their very eyes! Click on PHOTO for much, much more!

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sku172a.jpg INSTA-SNOW®
$6.95
INSTA-SNOW®        
Includes:   Insta-Snow® (60 grams, enough for 20 cups of fluffy white snow), Petrie Dish, Snow Scoop, Portion cup and Instructions.  Box:  9.5" x 4.5" x1.5"
 
Hard to believe it! A seemingly empty glass of water becomes a gushing snow machine using very little powder (1 tsp.per 2 1/2 in. glassful). Looks and feels like real snow but will not melt - becomes cold when placed in refrigerator!  This magical snow is actually a safe, non-toxic polymer that absorbs water and fluffs up to look like snow. Can be reused if allowed to dry and reconstitute itself (dry it out for repeat use). Winter lesson themes, climate, winter clothing, winter sports! Click on photo for much more!

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SKU173.JPG SLUSH LIGHTNING GEL POWDER
$6.50
4 oz. bottle SLUSH LIGHTNING GEL POWDER
Makes water seem to freeze SOLID! Looks like ICE! Lets you do the impossible! Armed with this secret substance, you'll be able to perform miracles, instantly (and secretly) transforming liquid into a solid gel-like mass. Enough "Slush" to average 30 tricks using a 1/2 tsp. per 8 oz. cup of liquid!  See the Slush! book below for easy-to-perform teacher ideas!
 
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SKU174.JPG SLUSH! BOOK
$2.50
SLUSH! BOOK.  A brilliant buy for any language teacher! Numerous delightfully easy to perform tricks fitting diverse curriculum areas! I absolutely LOVE this book!
 
FIND OUT MORE BY CLICKING ON THE PICTURE TO THE LEFT!

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SKU175.JPG PRODUCTION BOX
$3.95
PRODUCTION BOX (4” Cube w/ mirror). Easy assembly required. The box is shown empty by opening the front and top doors. Open BOTH doors and the class sees the box is definitely empty inside.

The doors are closed, the box is turned over and over and then a gigantic production is made! It comes with a sponge rabbit but any object that fits may be used!
 
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sku176.jpg COLOR CUBE
$2.50
Tel-a-vision, Color Vision or Color Cube...
Read their Minds.
Hand a student a cube and a small box into which the cube fits snugly. On each of the cube's six sides is a different design and color. The student selects one design/color, and places the cube into the box. Student shows chosen shape/color to class members, while the teacher's back is turned.
 
Discern their thoughts!
Handing the closed box over to the teacher is all it takes - the teacher instantly knows which of the six designs/colors was selected! Use post-it-notes (the sticky part) to apply class vocabulary words or different sketches to each face of the cube the next time! SEE Judi perform this trick on the lively  “FL MAGIC 101” DVD available right here at www.ritornello.com.
 
Easy to do! No sleight of hand. All the props are examinable. No student of mine has ever figured it out! So easy, a child can do it!
 

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skype lesson
$40.00 $20.00 On Sale!
The purchase of this product is fora 1hr. private skype Italian lesson.