of the Livermore/Pleasanton Read Project)
Is summer distracting
you? Feeling the need to do something different? Here are a few ways
to break up the monotony of your lessons, yet still improve reading
and writing skills.
- Go to a movie together,
discuss it, and then write a movie review.
- Enjoy a few laughs
and read a tabloid together.
- Read a cookbook.
Choose a recipe and try it out.
- Read some travel
brochures and plan a dream vacation.
- Take a field trip
to a grocery, discount or department store. Write about a new product
or item of clothing youre learner would like to buy.
- Have your lesson
outside. Walk around and name as many plants, objects, etc. as you can.
Look up a plants name in a gardening book in the library.
- Read the comics
in the newspaper (dont forget the political ones on the Editorial
Page) or a book of comics, or write your own.
- Have your learner
teach you one week. Learn a bit of his or her language or culture, something
new to cook or something that is his or her hobby.
- Use the Internet
as an instructional tool. One resource is www.literacynet.org/cnnsf.
It has short articles and reading comprehension exercises.
- Pretend you have
taken a trip to an exotic locale, and write each other postcards describing
what you are doing and seeing.
- Dream up some more
fun and adventures!
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