Literacy

Online Tutor In-Service Opportunities

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Just a reminder that the Literacy Office requires that you take at least one continuing education class per year.  While the Literacy Office offers plenty of opportunities throughout the year administered by our staff for tutors who are unable to attend traditional classes, online options are available.  The Pro Literacy Network offers many self-paced, online courses for tutors at their website: http://www.proliteracyednet.org/articles.asp?mcid=2

Are We There Yet?

Mom's Minivan .com

Is car time waisted time with your kids? Worse, is it a source of aggrivation and family squabbles? No need. This site includes games, printable coloring and activity pages, journaling ideas, and so much more. Teach them to fold paper into fun shapes, count cows, spot wildlife, and stop poking their little sisters! Five minutes the night before getting into a car and you will have the means to engage your child, not be exasperated by him. All at: http://www.momsminivan.com   

Goals Workshop at Schusterman-Benson Library

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What do I like about my life right now? Who challenges me and believes that I can do better? What do I need? What do I want?

Do any of these questions perk your interest?  We will explore these questions and more in the next Goals Workshop on Saturday, September 14th from 10:15 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at Schusterman-Benson Library. This workshop is for adult learners and their tutors and provides an opportunity to learn something about yourself. This is not your ordinary goals-setting type of experience. Please call to reserve your spot: 918-549-7400.

Customize Your Reading, Courtesy of Your Library

Next Reads Service from the Tulsa City-County Library

Like books? Overwhelmed by the number of books out there? Use a simple service from your Tulsa City-County library to make the most of your reading time. Sign up for Next Reads newsletters and customize what you get, for your kids or for yourself, delivered right to your inbox. Want picture books? Cookbooks? How about picture books AND kids books? History, gardening, NYT bestsellers... Best of all, one click takes you to the library to see what is available and where. One more click and the book is reserved for you and will be sent to your favorite branch.

Roll the Dice!

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Forming questions is often very difficult for English language learners. If you have a die (or a pair of dice), you can make a game of asking questions. Assign each number a question word; for example, one is who, two is what, three is where, four is when, five is why, and six is how. Roll the die, and your learner (and/or you) should ask a question using that word. The question and answer may also spark a very interesting conversation.

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