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Instant Poetry!

If your adult learner would like to work on poetry but needs some inspiration, click here. On the left they will see a list of poems; help them choose one and follow the directions, adding words when and where instructed. Click on “Create my ___ poem,” and voila, they'll have an instant poem! This site also gives you an example so you can see what yours will look like. Try it out; it’s a lot of fun! 

Continuing Education for ESL Tutors

Every Friday at 3:00 (CST), the American TESOL Institute conducts a free 30 minute webinar on a topic of interest for ESL teachers and tutors. Visit http://www.livebinders.com/play/present?id=292127 for more information and to access archives of previous webinars. If you complete a webinar, be sure to turn in a short summary to the literacy office for continuing education credit. 

Understanding Health Care Reform

Do you think health care reform is a bit perplexing? If so,  you can imagine how much more confusing it might be for someone with limited English proficiency or low literacy skills.

In Case of Disaster

Oklahoma is the place to be if you enjoy crazy weather. Did you know that FEMA has emergency tips available in a dozen other languages besides English?

Write for Our Newsletter

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. 

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