Literacy

Keep learning over the summer with creative, no cost resources

Keep learning over the summer with creative, no cost resources

"Parents do not need to create a lesson plan in order to help their children learn during the summer. All it takes is carving out a bit of time each day to explore the world around us." - Emily Kirkpatrick, Vice President, National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL)

From gardening projects to online summer camps, here are some fun approaches to learning for the whole family to share.

It is not about reading, it is about language, and the more you expand your child's world, the more language tools (knowledge, vocabulary, etc.) your child will have. 

Lesson Idea: Use a Voice Recorder

Olympus voice recorder

A voice recorder is a great tool to use with your ESL or basic literacy adult learner.

·         Record the same reading on multiple occasions for comparison over time.

·         Send a recording home with your learner for a transcription assignment.

·         Record your learner and immediately play back for pronunciation help.

Books on the Shelf: Do They Lead to More Success in School?

Home Libraries

“Regardless of how many books the family already has, each addition to a home library helps the children get a little farther in school.”

www.psmag.com/culture-society/home-libraries-provide-huge-educational-advantage-14212/

NEW Resource for ESL tutors and learners

stickyball logo

ESL tutor Steve told us on his monthly report that he found a fun, useful website to use with his ESL learner called Stickyball.net, and we thought we’d pass the word along! 

“The following Website and its free downloads were very useful:  http://stickyball.net/phrasal-verbs.html.  Today I gave her a "final exam" which was fun with three review sheets:

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