As I research for more information on lesson plans and ESL activities, I always question how I can incorporate new ideas to keep the learners expanding their cultural and English knowledge, while also keeping them interested in coming to school.
I then stumbled upon the ESL Literacy Network’s blog post entitled “Personalized Stories and Field Trips” found here and read about their thoughts on the issue.
They say that incorporating field trips and getting outside of the classroom is a “great way to make learning more meaningful to ESL Literacy learners.” They believe that it “promotes reading and writing through the use of personal experiences and oral language.”
They then close with related links to other classrooms and organizations who have had a success with that type of teaching.
I am excited to give this a go in the upcoming classroom this summer and next fall!