adult literacy

Lesson Idea: Use a Voice Recorder

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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.

NEW Resource for ESL tutors and learners

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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:

Remember to update your contact information!

In recent weeks we’ve made calls to about a dozen people with disconnected phone numbers.  If your phone number(s) change, or you obtain a new email address, or even move residences, please remember to update your contact information with the literacy office at 918-549-7400.

In addition, in order to be more green, the Tulsa City-County Library will no longer mail library notifications through the postal system.  Make sure the library has your email address on file and/or a working phone number so that you can continue to receive notifications!

Out of the Box Lesson Idea: Mayoral Forum May 8

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Does your adult learner want to participate in their community? Help them learn how local government works by exploring the role of city mayor and where the top candidates stand on important issues. 

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:

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