I’ve been using The Walking Classroom for the last six months and it has been amazing! I love how the program content has lined up with my ELL grammar unit. The program has provided an opportunity to introduce grammar elements that don’t necessarily come up in regular applications, such as interjections (Complete-#16, 4-#8, 5-#20).
The Walking Classroom has been invaluable! I’ve taken the opportunity to not only use the resources available, but I’ve been taking it a bit further. I have been able to teach grammar elements like prepositions (Complete-#15, 4-#32, 5-#21) and adverbs of manner (Complete-#14, 4-#10), as well as other podcast topics, like figurative language, affixes, and more.
I feel like my students have gravitated to The Walking Classroom as well. They look forward to the two times a week we go walking around our school campus. However, with an unusually cold winter here in Arizona, this year we had many walks indoors.
Part of my duty is to get my ELL students to comprehend listening activities. The Walking Classroom really helps in this area too. I am grateful for this opportunity, and look forward to using The Walking Classroom again next year!
Rhodes Junior High
Alisa McAlister says
My students have also gotten a lot out of the grammar podcasts. We devote 15 minutes of our class to grammar each day, and the podcasts on parts of speech reinforce my instruction in a kid-friendly, engaging way. Plus, the LOVE to walk around the school and still get credit for class.