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April is National Poetry Month

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Tutors and adult learners can use poetry as a creative, fun way to explore words. Practice rhyming, syllabification, reading fluency and parts of speech. Here are some links to inspire a poetry-focused tutoring session:

April Book Club Selection: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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How is it that two track rivals (a girl and a boy) can become the most unlikely pair of best friends? Jess and Leslie do just that by creating their own secret Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods that is ruled by imagination.  This magical story explores loss and the recognition of courage, hope and freedom. Be prepared to reach for the tissues!

Join us for Adult Learner Book Club on April 29 at Central Library in the Literacy Resource Room,from 6:30-7:30 pm. For more information, call 918-549-7400.

Get Reading Oklahoma

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Get Reading Oklahoma is a project of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE) Initiative. They provide access to the following learning opportunities--

·         GED Connection is a TV series of 30-minute programs that helps adults prepare for the GED test. Each show helps an adult see, hear and learn from GED teachers. GED Connection is available to watch on OETA, Cox Digital Cable's On DEMAND FreeZone, and Cox Cable’s Channel 21. Episodes are also available to view online.

March Book Club Selection: Lost and Found by Shaun Tan

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We’re going a little different route with our book this month.  Technically classified as a graphic novel, this beautifully illustrated anthology of three tales “The Red Tree,” “The Lost Thing,” and “The Rabbits,” by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Shaun Tan, is simply mesmerizing. 

A girl finds a bright spot in a dark world. A boy leads a strange, lost creature home. And a group of peaceful creatures loses their home to cruel invaders. Three stories, written and illustrated by Shaun Tan, about how we lose and find what matters most to us. ~Goodreads.com

Write for our Newsletter!

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In our quarterly newsletter Lit Bits, there is a section dedicated to the writings of adult learners and tutors called Learner to Learner.  This section is a place for tutors to share learning strategies that they’ve found to be successful with their learners, or brag about their learner's latest achievement.  Adult learners can submit book reviews, creative writings, letters, recipes, stories, or other items they’d like to share with other people in the program.  If you or your learner(s) are interested in submitting som

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