Literacy

Free Learning Online I: Universal Class

Did you know that you can take free non-credit courses through Universal Class with your TCCL library card number? You can enroll in up to five courses, and you have six months to complete each course. You can take courses that focus on developing specific knowledge and skills, like accounting, history, medical coding, language arts, office skills, etc. You can also take courses to prepare for the GED!

Tutors: Don't Forget to Report Your Volunteer Hours!

The literacy office must report on the activity in our program to our funders, and one of the best ways to demonstrate our program’s activity is by reporting volunteer hours.  Tutors can report instruction time (time spent with a student), preparation time (time spent preparing for lessons), and even travel time (time traveling to and from lessons).  Tutors should report their volunteer hours monthly.  Hours can be turned in via our online Monthly Report Form (

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing is available to our tutors and adult learners in all of our literacy computers labs. This well-loved typing program monitors progress to provide each user with tailored lessons.  Learning the basics of typing is an easy way to become more comfortable with using the computer. This program will be especially helpful to adult learners who will be taking the GED test its new online format in 2014. If you’re interested in using this resource, call the Literacy Office at 918-549-7400. Get started today!

 

Online Dictionary for Learners

For a convenient, interesting, user-friendly online dictionary, try The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. You can type in a word and get clear, easy-to-understand definitions, variations on the word, and topic labels. You can click on topic labels to access the “Topic Dictionary.” Here, you will see a colorful list of words associated with a general topic.

September Book Club Selection: Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored by Clifton L. Taulbert

Once Upon a TimeThis month's adult literacy book club selection is Clifton Taulbert's memoir of his childhood in the segregated South.  "It celebrates the resilience and warmth of his relatives, neighbors and friends, who eagerly await the annual minstrel show."  ~NoveList

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