A level 1 text that prompts students to write authentic, amusing dialogues with vocabulary in context. Dialogues emphasize 4 functions: socializing, providing/obtaining information, expressing personal feelings, and persuading. Topics include greetings, school, family, community, leisure time, food, clothing, sports, shopping, health, travel, careers, time/weather and celebrations. Dialogues have 4 exchanges each. Completed dialogues are modeled in Italian for corrections and revisions. Oral presentations are encouraged as the final step. Scoring rubrics included. 50 pages.