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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.

Barney S. Cleaver, Tulsa's First African-American Policeman

Home of Barney cleaver

Barney S. Cleaver, the first African-American policeman in Tulsa, was born in Newbern, VA in 1865. In Newbern, he attended public school until he was fifteen. He then moved to Charleston, WV where he initially worked on a steamer and later worked in the coal mines. As an Oklahoma & Gulf Coal Co. employee, he served as an immigrant agent, bringing more than four thousand employees from West Virginia to Oklahoma. 

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/

Storm Shelters

weather

The library often receives calls from patrons looking for refuge from oncoming weather; we have to tell them that there are no official public shelters in Tulsa. (reference articles: http://bit.ly/13I79XY or http://bit.ly/mKBBoH).

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