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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

Did You Miss the Goals Workshop?

Don't fret! A Dream That Walks, Setting Realistic Goals is offered a couple times each year. It is a fun class that adult learners and their tutors enjoy. If you missed the most recent workshop (Sat. Sept. 8) or you did attend and would like to continue working on a plan with support from Cleo Yuan, Literacy Specialist, let us know! Cleo would be happy to meet one-on-one with you so you can continue working through the material. Just call the office and we will get you set up for a one-hour meeting at a library of your choice. 918-549-7400.

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