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On the Perils of the English Language

Every so often, we post something about how ridiculous the English language really is. The following excerpt from the poem The Chaos by G Nolst Tenite shows why learning to read and write in English is so difficult, both for English language learners and Adult basic education students. Give it a try, and see how well YOU do! You can see the whole poem here.

Remember to Renew Your Literacy Materials

Just a reminder that the Literacy Service is always happy to renew materials for you over the phone, and also answer any questions you might have about check-outs, due dates, etc. Give us a call at 918-596-7400.

April Adult Learner Book Club

 
The April book club selection is: The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson.
 
“It's Gilly Hopkins vs. the world! And so far, Gilly seems to be winning. But what she doesn't realize is that every time she wings, she really loses, until she discovers a love as formidable as any enemy she's ever known.” ~Goodreads.com
 
We will meet at the usual time, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Literacy, Outreach and Volunteer Office, 2901 S. Harvard Ave., on Monday, April 28th.
 

March Adult Learner Book Club Selection

The March book club selection is Call Me Francis Tucket. This second book in a popular series by Gary Paulsen (a favorite author of Literacy book club!) is another action-packed Western  with galloping horses and one friendly old mule. There are also shooting rifles, heroes, scoundrels, some lost children,  (maybe a few wolves here and there) and prairie ethics.  Gary Paulsen is a Newberry Honor award winning master storyteller whose stories often appeal to reluctant readers.

Annual Literacy Potluck Holiday Party

Join us and bring your holiday spirit with you! All tutors and learners are invited to our usual get-together this time of year this Saturday, December 14th. Mix and mingle with literacy staff, volunteer tutors, and adult learners. Like in past years, pizza will be provided, but please feel free to bring any other snacks or sweets you don’t mind sharing with the crowd.
 
Where: The Literacy, Outreach and Volunteer Office (2901 S. Harvard Ave.)
When: Saturday, December 14th, 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
 

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