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October Book Club Selection: Babe, The Gallant Pig

The book for October: Babe the Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith
 
When Babe arrives at Hogget Farm, Mrs. Hogget’s thoughts turn to sizzling
bacon and juicy pork chops—until he reveals a surprising talent for
sheepherding, that is. Before long, Babe is handling Farmer Hogget’s flock better
than any sheepdog ever could. Babe is so good, in fact, that the farmer enters him
into the Grand Challenge Sheepdog Trials. Will it take a miracle for Babe to

Saturday at the Museum

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A trip to a museum can be very educational, relaxing, and inspiring. If your learner is interested in visiting Philbrook, let him or her know that there is free admission on the second Saturday of each month. You could even consider taking a trip there in lieu of a tutoring session. www.philbrook.org gives great information about the museum, including a brief history of Villa Philbrook.

Listen Up!

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If your ESL learner would like a good resource for listening practice at home, check out Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab at www.esl-lab.com. Listening exercises are divided into categories of easy, medium, and difficult. Each exercise has pre- and post-listening activities, such as discussion topics, comprehension questions, vocabulary exercises, and suggestions for extension activities.

September Book Club Selection: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

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The book for September’s Book Club meeting is James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.

“Here is a broad fantasy with all the gruesome imagery of old-fashioned fairy tales and a good measure of their breathtaking delight.” Kirkus Reviews

Does your adult learner know how to use a dictionary?

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Do you use a dictionary during your tutoring sessions? If not, consider all of the ways it can increase your learner''s vocabulary, alphabetic principle skills, and comprehension. If you aren''t sure which dictionary to use, we can help you find one that's at an appropriate level for your adult learner. And, if you and your learner use the computer, searching for a word on the internet can be a fun way to find a definition and more!

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