Literacy

October Book Club Selection: Babe, The Gallant Pig

The book for October: Babe the Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith
 
When Babe arrives at Hogget Farm, Mrs. Hogget’s thoughts turn to sizzling
bacon and juicy pork chops—until he reveals a surprising talent for
sheepherding, that is. Before long, Babe is handling Farmer Hogget’s flock better
than any sheepdog ever could. Babe is so good, in fact, that the farmer enters him
into the Grand Challenge Sheepdog Trials. Will it take a miracle for Babe to

OECD Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Report

According to a new International report released this week, low basic skills in literacy and numeracy are more common in the US than on average across participating countries. One in six adults in the US have low literacy skills and nearly one third have weak numeracy skills.  Adults in the US fared less well with “problem-solving in technology-rich environments” than the cross-country average.

Bedtime Reading, the Emotional Impact

Bedtime Reading is important

You might guess that reading to your child when he or she is very young helps them read better later, and that is true. But bedtime reading has an important emotional role to play. Research tells us that most of the reading problems in American school start around third grade. Even children who enter school with strong langtuage skills can hit a wall at this important time.

WORKSHOP: Reading Comprehension Strategies for Tutors

 

Join Penny Stack, MOT, OTR/L, CLT, from Dyslexia Institutes of America, to learn fresh strategy tips that focus on using visual and auditory memory along with visual perceptual activities that are often the underlying issue to comprehension challenges. Those who attended Penny Stack’s workshop about Dyslexia in February will remember how great her classes are!

 

Thursday, Oct. 10 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Hardesty Regional Library, Ash Meeting Room

8316 E. 93rd St.

 

Saturday at the Museum

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A trip to a museum can be very educational, relaxing, and inspiring. If your learner is interested in visiting Philbrook, let him or her know that there is free admission on the second Saturday of each month. You could even consider taking a trip there in lieu of a tutoring session. www.philbrook.org gives great information about the museum, including a brief history of Villa Philbrook.

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